With a goal of ensuring accountability of local country organizations, our management includes integrity and compliance questions as part of standard business reviews. We work to identify and mitigate risk exposure proactively so it can be reviewed and discussed at a management level. Our goal is to maintain consistent standards of business practices across Novartis, ultimately enabling us to provide the best possible care for patients globally.
The Global Ethics, Risk & Compliance (ERC) function designs and implements compliance programs. Each Novartis division and Group function has a Head of ERC who drives the implementation of these programs, with the goal of ensuring ethical business practices by all associates.