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We must fundamentally reimagine the way we work and create a culture that brings out the best in our people to fulfill our purpose of reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We believe we can drive innovation, performance and reputation – and enhance our people's work experience – by transforming our culture to be more Inspired, Curious and Unbossed.
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Inspired

Our purpose answers the desire many people have for meaning and fulfillment in their work, empowering them to be their best every day.

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Curious

Curious minds with a constant desire to learn fuel the development of innovative medicines and breakthrough healthcare solutions.

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Unbossed

Our people are most creative and productive when they are empowered to shape their work environment and pursue their ideas.

Our people are our greatest asset

It is our people who will challenge medical paradigms and deliver transformative innovation; our people who will rethink how we work and embed operational excellence across every aspect of the value chain; our people who will spark a digital revolution and make it possible to go big on data and digital; and our people who will operate with the values and integrity that will build trust with society.

Highlights from 2019

769m

Patients reached with Novartis medicines

72bn

Treatments

9bn

Investment in research and development (USD)

110 873

People (own operations)

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Inspired

Engage our people. Strive for patients. Live our purpose.

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Curious

Learn. Be open. Be self-aware.

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Unbossed

Create clarity. Serve others. Own your actions.

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Integrity

Be honest. Have courage. Do what is right.

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Parental Leave

14 weeks minimum paid parental leave, countless precious moments. Find out more about our Global Equal Parental Leave Policy for all Novartis parents.

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Engagement and Volunteering

We empower our people to volunteer on their own terms, enabling everyone to make a difference with civil society partners in their chosen community,