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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    Ethics, Risk & Compliance

    We are committed to creating a culture of integrity and trust through strict adherence to the Novartis Code of Conduct.

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    Environmental Sustainability

    We strive to make efficient use of natural resources and to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and products.

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    Culture and Employees

    We work to promote the well-being of our associates and strengthen our company’s culture to support our ability to execute our strategy.

  • Corporate Responsibility Reporting and Disclosure

    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