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 at Novartis is supported by worldwide initiatives

    Corporate Responsibility at Novartis

    Good governance, clear priorities and transparent reporting are hallmarks of Novartis corporate responsibility. We work to ensure our efforts address the issues that are most important to our stakeholders.

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    Corporate Responsibility Performance Report

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

Our Global Impact
  • 52MN

    People reached through access programs in 2016

  • No. 3

    Novartis rank in Access to Medicine Index in 2016

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 Magazine Award

    Fortune’s Change the World list 2017

    Novartis ranked #4 in Fortune’s list of companies that are doing well by doing good.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2017

    Novartis was ranked fourth in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World (up from seventh in 2016), and re-entered the DJSI Europe Index for the first time in four years.