Codes, Policies and Guidelines

Our Policies and Guidelines are a key element of our corporate responsibility. They define how we want to conduct business, what we expect of ourselves and our business partners throughout the world.

Our Policies contain governing principles and procedures to effectively manage a topic and are broadly applicable. They are updated every two years on average. Our Guidelines are subsidiary to Policies, where they exist, and to Code of Ethics topics otherwise. Guidelines clarify and amplify important principles and are based on best practices or mandatory rules. They are generally updated on an annual basis.

*v1.0 remains valid for contracts entered into up to October 31, 2020

**v2.0 is valid for contracts entered into as from 1 November 2020


Source URL: https://www.novartis.com/esg/reporting/codes-policies-and-guidelines

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