Its products are sold in approximately 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by, and named after, Col. Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist and veteran of the American Civil War.
Lilly was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters. His charge to the generations of employees who have followed was this: “Take what you find here and make it better and better.”
More than 140 years later, they remain committed to his vision through every aspect of their business and the people they serve starting with those who take their medicines, and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which they live.
We will make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century.
We make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.