We view community engagement and associate volunteer activities as a key component of our commitment to corporate responsibility, and actively support our local communities.
Our global volunteer activity takes the form of our Community Partnership Day, an initiative replicated by Novartis Group company sites every year, which provides an opportunity for associates around the world to make a difference in their local communities.
Activities have included renovating schools, accompanying children with disabilities on trips, working at food donation banks, and using business skills to help local organizations improve their efficiency. In 2011, more than 20 000 associates took part in Community Partnership Day.
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