GREENFIELD, Ind., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), will celebrate its 10th year of giving back to local communities around the world during Global Day of Service on Thursday, Sept. 28. Day of Service is one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer programs in the world.
Each year, Elanco joins forces with our parent company, Lilly, to dedicate a full day to volunteering in our communities, called the Global Day of Service. More than half of Elanco's nearly 6,500 employees will volunteer at one of 240 global projects throughout 40 countries around the world. This year, we will celebrate the 10 years of impact to our local communities by volunteering in local food pantries, soup kitchens, at pet therapy organizations and local animal shelters.
"Today is about serving to our communities," said Julie Lawless, senior director for Elanco Corporate Affairs at Elanco. "Thousands of our global colleagues are working side-by-side today to demonstrate our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. It's a special day for us to positively impact those in need, particularly in the areas of hunger and companionship."
Last year, more than 3,000 of our 6,500 Elanco employees, participated in Global Day of Service volunteer projects in our local communities, providing more than 11,000 service hours. Giving back to local communities has been part of Lilly's heritage for more than 140 years. Global Day of Service is yet another way we enrich lives for people around the world.
The Elanco Corporate Social Responsibility Impact Report provides samples – including Global Day of Service – across our priorities of employee engagement, community and customer engagement and sustainable development.
Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health and food-animal production in more than 70 countries around the world. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 6,500 employees worldwide. Together with our customers, we are committed to raising awareness about global food security, and celebrating and supporting the human-animal bond. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are located in Greenfield, Indiana. Visit us at Elanco.com.
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