Corporate Responsibility

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Addressing the needs of underserved populations

Corporate responsibility is endorsed and ingrained at the highest level of Novartis and is central to how we run our business.

Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy

Novartis has a sound strategy to navigate a world with a growing, aging population and continuously evolving healthcare needs. Our strategy supports the Novartis mission and vision, with a focus on expanding access to healthcare and doing business responsibly.

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    Expanding Access to Healthcare

    Developing new and innovative ways to reach people in lower-income countries is one of our top priorities. To expand access to healthcare, we pursue a variety of approaches.

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    Doing Business Responsibly

    We recognize that achieving our business goals requires that we operate with high integrity, transparency and environmental sustainability.

  • Corporate Responsibility Report

    Novartis has a strong history of corporate responsibility activities, and transparent reporting is a central part of our commitment.

Our Global Impact
  • 46MN

    People reached through access programs in 2017

  • 15MN

    People reached through health education programs in 2017

Corporate Responsibility Resources

Read our CR codes, policies and guidelines as well as our positions on main issues, and download key publications.

Novartis Corporate Responsibility Newsletter
“Access in developing countries is not simply about a lack of innovative medicines – rather, it’s about the whole ecosystem required to deliver healthcare products and monitor their impact.”
Patrice Matchaba Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Novartis
Awards and Recognition

Novartis is honored to receive numerous awards for our Corporate Responsibility activities and initiatives.

  • Fortune's Most Admired Pharmaceutical Companies 2018

    Novartis has been ranked #3 by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired pharmaceutical companies in the world — our 14th consecutive year in the top three.

  • 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.