For patients and physicians, they provide medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. For the people who pay for health care, they work to make sure that their medicines offer real value for money. For their employees, they provide a culture in which they can feel appreciated, energized and rewarded for their contribution. For their shareholders, they aim to deliver value through their continued focus on innovation and running their business efficiently. For the wider community, they want to be valued for the contribution their medicines can make to society and trusted for the way in which they do business. They work closely with all their stakeholders to understand their challenges and how they can combine their skills and resources to achieve a common goal: improved health. Their ultimate mission is to make a difference through their medicines for patients, their families, their stakeholders, and society in general. They believe that scientific research is the key to achieving this, in collaboration with others who share their interest and their passion. Within the overall AstraZeneca strategy, cutting-edge innovation is at the heart of what they do, and their RD strategy has been carefully constructed to deliver on their promise to their patients, customers, and shareholders.