GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leaders in pharmaceutical research and development with a combination of skills and resources that provide a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment
GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
With a firm foundation in science, GSK discover, develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer healthcare products.
The culture of the company is aptly called the Spirit of GSK and basically refers to the qualities needed to achieve every goal and mission set out. This spirit is the driving force behind the global team who focus on performance and are constantly bettering themselves to retain the company's leadership in its field.
Being a leader within the healthcare industry, GSK has taken the initiative to do its part for corporate social responsibility. Social responsibilities take top priority and this is especially evident in the programmes the company has set up and is actively involved in. In 2002, GSK spent £239 million supporting global community programs including product donations and charitable contributions.