Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas.
In 2017, the Group achieved net sales of USD 49.1 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 124,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world.
Novartis International AG CH-4002 Basel Switzerland
Through our business, we make an important contribution to society: We discover and develop innovative healthcare products, targeting unmet medical needs. Novartis medicines reach nearly 1 billion people each year.
In 2017, our access-to-healthcare programs reached nearly 46 million patients with Novartis products and nearly 15 million people with health education, infrastructure development and other programs.
Our complementary healthcare businesses address the changing needs of patients and societies worldwide. With innovative pharmaceuticals at the core, we are also a global leader in eye care and generics products.
CDP rates Novartis A on Water and A- in Climate in 2017
Novartis is one of 73 companies worldwide to make CDP’s Water A List in 2017. We also maintained an A- rating and are recognized among category leaders in healthcare in the 2017 CDP Climate Score.
Fortune’s Change the World List 2017
Novartis ranked #4 in Fortune’s list of companies that are doing well by doing good. The list recognizes companies that have a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.
Novartis included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2017
Novartis was ranked fourth in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World (up from 7th in 2016), and re-entered the DJSI Europe Index for the first time in four years. The DJSI assessment has become the gold-standard for assessing the ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance of companies worldwide.
Novartis in FTSE4Good index 2017
The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
Novartis on FORTUNE's list of the World's Most Admired Companies 2017
Novartis is proud to once again rank #2 in the FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies Pharmaceuticals Industry list. This is the third consecutive year that Novartis ranked as the second-most-admired company in our sector, and the 13th consecutive year that Novartis is in the top three.
Novartis among 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list by Corporate Knights
The Corporate Knights list is recognized as one of the leading sustainability rankings worldwide and inclusion is determined using up to 14 quantitative social, environmental and governance indicators, such as innovation capacity, employee turnover and leadership diversity.
Thomson Reuters’ IX Global Diversity and Inclusion Index
Novartis ranked sixth among the Top 100 ranked companies of Thomson Reuters’ “IX Global Diversity and Inclusion Index.