Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alexion Showcases Its Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B) Impact in Inaugural Report


Alexion, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines, strives to shine a light on what rare means for patients and their families. Exploring what is unique and rare is a concept woven deep into its organizational fabric, including valuing the uniqueness and diversity of its employees.

Alexion Launches Formal IT Donation Program

Author: Meredith Tierney

As Alexion continues to Serve Our Communities, the company is proud to announce that it has recently expanded its local corporate giving efforts to include the donation of IT equipment to non-profit organizations whose missions align with Alexion’s philanthropic areas of focus. The Alexion in-kind IT equipment donation program launched this spring and continues to grow in scope as we begin to facilitate donations around the world.

Volunteering in a Virtual World

By Leanne Blanchette

While extremely challenging, this past year has proven to be one of the most rewarding times to work in community engagement at Alexion. In the face of the devastating COVID-19 crisis, we were able to uphold our commitment to local communities by pivoting to new ways of supporting them. Alexion expanded its annual volunteerism event from a single day to a full week and went 100% virtual, with great success. The desire of our employees to live our values was as strong as ever despite the circumstances of 2020.

Alexion Charitable Foundation Commits an Additional $250,000 to Americares COVID-19 Relief Efforts


As the global fight against COVID-19 continues, the Alexion Charitable Foundation (ACF) has increased its commitment to emergency relief efforts. In early May, ACF committed an additional donation of $250,000 to the Americares COVID-19 Relief Fund in response to the surging number of cases around the world.

The Role of CSR in Advancing Our Company


In my career, I’ve chosen to work for companies that truly make a difference in the world and ignite transformational change, particularly in the healthcare sector. That’s why I’m so proud to serve as the Executive Sponsor of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Alexion and celebrate the progress of our CSR program over the last several years.

A Culture of Social Responsibility


I have the pleasure of overseeing both the CSR and Culture functions at Alexion. While this pairing of responsibilities may not be commonplace, it makes perfect sense for us. At the heart of our special culture are team members who are truly passionate about living our values and making a difference for all the communities we touch: patients, each other, our neighbors, as well as our business partners, investors and suppliers.

Alexion Achieves The KeepWell Mark For a Second Time!


For the second time, Alexion received the Irish Business Employers Confederation’s (Ibec) KeepWell Mark™. Ibec is an evidence-based workplace wellbeing accreditation awarded to companies who successfully meet the standards of the framework. The accreditation process includes a self-assessment, an onsite evaluation from independent assessors, and a report that outlines areas for improvement. Successful organizations are awarded a certificate valid for two years and are listed on Ibec’s website as employers of choice.

Alexion Recognized on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2021 List


Alexion has been named to Newsweek Magazine's America's Most Responsible Companies 2021 list, which recognizes top-performing companies that are creating value for their stakeholder communities and publicly reporting their progress. In partnership with Statista Inc., Newsweek identified the top 400 most responsible companies from a pool of over 2,000 organizations across 14 industries, based on publicly available information as well as an independent study of 7,500 U.S. residents.

Health Equity at Alexion


As a leader in rare disease, it is our responsibility to lead critical conversations with stakeholders and other members of the rare disease community. Health equity is one of those conversations.

Embracing Belonging at Alexion


Alexion encourages diversity of backgrounds and ideas. We genuinely care for and respect each other, working together as a high-performing team to deliver extraordinary results while embracing different perspectives.

Our commitment to gender and ethnic diversity extends to all ranks within our organization. Our executive team is majority female and represents multiple ethnicities. Similarly, more than half of all Alexion employees are female and represent a multitude of backgrounds.


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