Our company purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We believe the best way we can help patients is to be science-led and we share this passion with the scientific, healthcare and business community of the UK.
AstraZeneca has a long and deep-rooted heritage in the UK, which is marked by scientific innovation that stretches back over many decades, where ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca scientists have worked closely with other leading scientists, both in the UK and around the world to deliver generations of medicines that have transformed the lives of many patients around the world. The UK has played a vital role in our success and will continue to do so into the future as it sits at the heart of our long-term strategy.
In addition to supporting the science and innovation base of the UK, we also make a significant economic contribution in this country. AstraZeneca has a workforce of more than 6,700 employees across seven sites in the UK, and we create value by supporting a broader base of approximately 30,000 jobs. We account for a significant share of the UK industry R&D investment and export medicines around the world. It is a contribution we are committed to making in the decades ahead.