Corporate Governance

Novartis is fully committed to good corporate governance. The Group’s principles and rules on corporate governance are laid down in the Articles of Incorporation, the Regulations of the Board and the Charters of the Board Committees.

The Board’s Governance, Nomination and Corporate Responsibilities Committee reviews these principles and rules regularly in light of prevailing best practices and forwards suggestions for improvement to the full Board for approval.

On request, Novartis will provide shareholders with a printed copy of our Annual Report or 20-F free of charge. These documents contain our complete audited financial statements. Please use the following order form to complete your request.

Download the Corporate Governance chapter of the Annual Report 2020 (PDF 1.0 MB)
 

Articles of Incorporation

English
(PDF 0.2 MB)

Deutsch
(PDF 0.2 MB)

Français
(PDF 0.2 MB)

Regulations of the Board
(full version including both the regulations and all committee charters)

English
(PDF 0.3 MB)

Hiring Restrictions for Auditors

English
(PDF 0.1 MB)

Audit and Compliance Committee Pre-Approval Policy

English
(PDF 0.3 MB)

Ethical Conduct Requirements for CEO and Senior Financial Officers of Novartis

English
(PDF 0.1 MB)