We recognize society’s expectations of our industry and of Novartis, and that we must go beyond just doing what is legal in order to meet legitimate expectations of society. Through our Ethics, Risk & Compliance program, our aim is to prevent misconduct and reputational harm from occurring, drive personal accountability for behaviors, and generate learnings for every leader and employee in our company. In short, we support our people to do what’s right.

Our approach

We support the organization to transform by ensuring ethics, risk management, and compliance are at the heart of everything we do. We have clear expectations for ethical business conduct to help guide our people in making the right decisions when they encounter difficult situations or ethical challenges. As a diverse company operating globally, we know this is a challenging endeavor and there will always be more we can do. Where misconduct is found, we take swift and appropriate action.

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Ethical Behavior

Our goal is to maintain consistent standards of business practices across Novartis, ultimately enabling us to provide the best possible care for patients globally.

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Human Rights

Novartis respects and supports the protection of human rights in its operations and supply chain as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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We ensure Novartis acts in compliance with applicable regulations, laws, policies and guidelines because doing what’s right matters for our patients, society and Novartis.

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Data Privacy

Novartis is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of all patients, employees, consumers and investors.

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Learning and Engagement

Awareness and training programs are offered regularly in a range of formats. We provide extensive communication toolkits to support awareness programs at the local level.