GSK has topped a list of companies which 'change the world'.
The company, which employs more than 300 people at its plant in Ulverston, was praised for its work helping tackle diseases in both the western and developing world.
This list appeared in prestigious American publication Fortune, which has its headquarters in New York City.
In an article written by the magazine's editor Clifton Leaf, GSK was praised for its sharing of intellectual property, work with malaria and ebola and its partnership with charity Save the Children.
He wrote: "The company bases its drug pricing on the gross national income per capita of each of the 150 countries where it does business—and in dozens of the least developed nations, it reinvests 20 per cent of those profits in local health care infrastructure and worker training.”
Yaa Kwateng, a process engineer at GSK at Ulverston, said: “It is good to be part of something important and help to solve global issues. It really fills me with pride to be able to see that my work at GSK is making a difference."
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