Novartis recognized among world’s most sustainable companies in Corporate Knights Global 100
Inclusion in the 2014 index acknowledges Novartis leadership in key areas of corporate responsibility. Companies named to the Global 100 are recognized as the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industries.
Cover of the Corporate Knights Winter 2014 issue featuring 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Ranking. Image from www.corporateknights.com.
Novartis is pleased to announce that it has been named among the 2014 Corporate Knights Global 100. Corporate Knights announced the results of its 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22. Inclusion in the index is determined using 12 quantitative social, environmental and governance indicators, such as innovation capacity, employee turnover and leadership diversity.
Novartis aims to improve global health. Through our business, we make an important contribution to society: We discover and develop innovative medicines and vaccines. We collaborate with others to help address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. To earn the trust of these collaborators and our customers, we need to do business responsibly, in a way that underscores our mission of caring and curing. We work to control and eliminate diseases, pioneer new business approaches to reach under-served patients, and find new treatments to improve health in developing countries. We also care for our associates, strive to positively contribute to our communities, and protect the environment. We conduct business ethically, maintaining a Code of Conduct and governance system to ensure associates uphold our values.
Recent recognition for our corporate responsibility activities includes being listed in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index for the third consecutive year; being recognized among the 25 best multinational employers by Great Place to Work® Institute; and being ranked top pharmaceutical company in Fortune’s World's Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row.
We are proud to be recognized among the world’s most sustainable companies. Find out more about our commitment to corporate responsibility that helped us achieve this distinction.