Putting responsible business principles into practice: spotlight on four GSK US “intrapreneurs”

Putting responsible business principles into practice: spotlight on four GSK US “intrapreneurs”

Today, we released our Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement, which outlines our progress against 23 bold commitments to be a better business. Over the last several weeks, I’ve connected directly with US colleagues who are on the ground, day in and day out, implementing improvements, navigating challenges, and driving work streams so GSK delivers on good and worthy goals in a real, meaningful, and sustainable way. I invite you to go on this journey with me. Below, you can click through to learn what it’s like and what it takes for four GSK US “intrapreneurs” to build healthier communities, transform our commercial model, reduce our environmental footprint, and create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. 

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Responsible business spotlight: Gary the "Resourceful Recycler”

Responsible business spotlight:  Gary the "Resourceful Recycler”

GSK is targeting a carbon neutral value chain by 2050 and has ambitious goals to reduce carbon, water and waste in the meantime. We’ve made significant progress in the last five years. In fact, we turned a corner in 2014 and by the end of 2015, 60% of GSK sites globally sent no waste to landfill. To better understand what zero waste to landfill means in the US, I spoke with Gary, GSK Shipping Coordinator at our Marietta, PA vaccine manufacturing and packaging site. 

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Responsible business spotlight: Tracy the "Courageous Problem-Solver”

Responsible business spotlight:  Tracy the "Courageous Problem-Solver”

As part of my effort to uncover how my US colleagues are making our global responsible business commitments a reality in the US and to better understand what it means and what it takes for GSK to become a disability confident employer, I spoke with Tracy, GSK’s Director of Clinical Quality and Risk Management in R&D Dermatology. 

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Responsible business spotlight: George the "Science Liaison Leader”

Responsible business spotlight:  George the "Science Liaison Leader”

As part of my effort to uncover how my US colleagues are making our global responsible business commitments a reality in the US, and to better understand the expanded role of our in-house experts (aka: Medical Science Liaisons or MSLs), I spoke with George, GSK Medical Science Liaison Director. George has his Pharm.D., is based in Dallas, TX, has worked for GSK for fourteen years, and manages of a team of eight other MSLs.  George represents GSK's commitment to driving a values-based approach to our sales and marketing practices around the world.

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Responsible business spotlight: Linda the "Neighborhood Health Advocate”

Responsible business spotlight:  Linda the "Neighborhood Health Advocate”

As part of my effort to uncover how my US colleagues are making our global responsible business commitments a reality in the US, I spoke with Linda, GSK Community Partnership Representative, 26-year employee of GSK, the second in a three-generation family of GSK’ers, and a Philadelphia native. 

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Launching the $1 million Fostering Wellness initiative – young people, lead the way!

Launching the $1 million Fostering Wellness initiative – young people, lead the way!

Last week, Jack Bailey (right), North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and others announced the winners of our $1 million GSK IMPACT Grant to a group of seven nonprofit organizations called Fostering Wellness.

This 2-year initiative will focus on expanding opportunities for young people aging out of the foster care system across Wake, Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina – including job training, mentorships with local businesses and programs to learn about healthy cooking and eating.

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Charting a path to success: my International Women's Day advice is for everyone

Charting a path to success: my International Women's Day advice is for everyone

Today, on International Women’s Day, I find myself reflecting on the great opportunities I’ve been fortunate to experience in my career. I strive to be a mentor to other young women (and men!) who are looking to influence their own career paths.  In the spirit of helping women and girls achieve their ambitions, here is my best advice for creating success...

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The Power of 24hrs

The Power of 24hrs

On November 13, 2008, Jamie Schanbaum, then 20 years old and enjoying the life of a typical college student, was feeling ill. Her symptoms were similar to those of the common flu but within 14 hours she was admitted to a hospital, in Austin, TX. Two days later, doctors explained that her lack of feeling in her extremities and discolored limbs were because she had contracted meningococcal disease.

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