CSL At a Glance

About CSL

Driven by our promise, CSL is a global biotechnology company that develops and delivers innovative medicines that save lives, protect public health and help people with life-threatening medical conditions live full lives. Our Values guide us in creating sustainable value for our stakeholders.


Delivering on promises is what we do at CSL. Starting a century ago in Melbourne, Australia, we made a promise to save lives and protect the health of people who were stricken with a broad range of serious medical conditions. Today, that same promise has never been stronger. As a leading global biotechnology company, CSL delivers medicines to patients in more than 60 countries, and employs nearly 20,000 people who are driven by a deep passion to serve thousands of patients and other stakeholders around the world.

CSL focuses its world-class research and development (R&D), high-quality manufacturing, and patient-centred management to develop and deliver innovative biotherapies, influenza vaccines and support programs – all to help save lives and treat people with life-threatening medical conditions.

Innovation has been in the DNA of CSL since our beginning in 1916 and continues as the core of everything we do today. Innovation spans all across our organisation - reflected in our 1,400 dedicated scientists who focus every day on solving patients’ unmet needs, to our unique capability in creating one of the largest and most efficient plasma collection networks in the world, right through to safely and effectively producing medicines.

CSL supports patient, biomedical and local communities by improving access to therapies, advancing scientific knowledge, supporting future medical researchers, and engaging our staff in the support of local communities. We also contribute to humanitarian programs and relief efforts around the world.

CSL’s continuing priority is to ensure the ongoing safety and quality of our medicines, while improving access to innovative therapies that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people who need them. To achieve this, we drive a culture of continuous improvement in quality and compliance and undertake capacity expansions around the world.

CSL also invests in life-cycle management and market development for our existing products, and in the development of new product opportunities for the longer term. We understand the unique challenges faced by people stricken with life threatening medical conditions because of our long experience, deep knowledge and dedicated focus on preventing and treating serious diseases. We expect that emerging new innovations and support programs can provide unprecedented opportunities to improve patient wellbeing unlike any other time in history.

CSL’s operational excellence, commercial capability, combined with a focused global R&D organisation and proven management, give us the confidence to efficiently identify, successfully develop, and dependably deliver innovations that patients need and want.

For more than 100 years, CSL has earned a reputation as a passionate yet responsible organisation which is driven to care for patients and deliver on its commitments. Today, our future has never looked brighter.