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PITTSBURGH, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a new kind of healthcare company formed in November 2020, today released its inaugural sustainability report, reinforcing its strong foundation in corporate social responsibility and commitment to doing its part to address some of the world's most pressing health needs by providing sustainable access to high-quality medicine, regardless of geography or circumstance. The report provides a comprehensive, enterprise-wide overview of Viatris' operations as they relate to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters and outlines efforts from the past year across five key areas of impact: patient health, employee health, environmental health, global public health and community health. The report also includes a deeper look at Viatris' role in the fight against COVID-19.
Viatris CEO Michael Goettler said: "With only about half of the global population able to receive essential health services – a figure further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – there is much to be done to ensure sustainable access to medicines worldwide.1 At Viatris, our global platform and broad portfolio uniquely position us to make a difference. Sustainability is fundamental to our mission and essential to the achievement of our overall business priorities. We believe that companies can be a force for good, which is why Viatris is a proud signatory to the UN Global Compact and its 10 principles."
Among the areas of focus addressed in the report, Viatris' actions included:
Fight Against COVID-19
Global Public Health
Additionally, the company cited areas of unique benefit to its future, including:
View our full 2020 Sustainability Report: "Because Good Health Matters to Everyone, Everywhere."
Lara Ramsburg, Head of Corporate Affairs, added: "Our first sustainability report has allowed us to truly examine and strengthen efforts across the organization to make a positive impact and operate responsibly. Our commitment to sustainability is a fundamental driver of our performance. Because we know that good health matters to everyone, everywhere, we are dedicated to doing our part to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients, our colleagues and in communities around the world."
The content and activities presented in the report demonstrate how Viatris is working to empower people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. The publication reinforces the company's ambition to lead as a new kind of healthcare company with a unique and differentiated business model, high-quality operational platform and clear focus on ensuring its sustainability priorities and financial commitments are met.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the company will continue to provide regular updates on its sustainability efforts via its website and social platforms. Our priorities remain protecting the health and safety of our workforce; producing critically needed medicines; deploying our resources and expertise through potential prevention and treatment efforts; and supporting the communities in which we operate.
Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is a new kind of healthcare company, empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our one-of-a-kind Global Healthcare Gateway®. Formed in November 2020, Viatris brings together scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver high-quality medicines to patients in more than 165 countries and territories. Viatris' portfolio comprises more than 1,400 approved molecules across a wide range of therapeutic areas, spanning both non-communicable and infectious diseases, including globally recognized brands, complex generic and branded medicines, a growing portfolio of biosimilars and a variety of over-the-counter consumer products. With a global workforce of approximately 45,000, Viatris is headquartered in the U.S., with global centers in Pittsburgh, Shanghai and Hyderabad, India. Learn more at viatris.com and investor.viatris.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @ViatrisInc, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements may include statements about Viatris' ESG initiatives. Because forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the potential impact of public health outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, including the ongoing challenges and uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the integration of Mylan N.V. and Pfizer Inc.'s Upjohn business (the "Upjohn Business"), which combined to form Viatris (the "Combination") and the implementation of our global restructuring initiatives being more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected, or being unsuccessful; the ability to achieve expected benefits, synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the Combination or its restructuring initiatives within the expected timeframe or at all; actions and decisions of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulators; changes in healthcare and pharmaceutical laws and regulations in the U.S. and abroad; any regulatory, legal or other impediments to Viatris' ability to bring new products to market, including but not limited to "at-risk" launches; Viatris' or its partners' ability to develop, manufacture and commercialize products; the scope, timing and outcome of any ongoing legal proceedings and the impact of any such proceedings; any significant breach of data security or data privacy or disruptions to our information technology systems; risks associated with international operations, including our operations in China; the ability to protect intellectual property and preserve intellectual property rights; changes in third-party relationships; the effect of any changes in Viatris' or its partners' customer and supplier relationships and customer purchasing patterns; the impacts of competition; changes in the economic and financial conditions of Viatris or its partners; uncertainties and matters beyond the control of management; and the other risks Viatris' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Viatris routinely uses its website as a means of disclosing material information to the public in a broad, non-exclusionary manner for purposes of the SEC's Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD). Viatris undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release other than as required by law.
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