Corporate Responsibility

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Addressing the needs of underserved populations

As a global company, we have a great responsibility and an even greater opportunity to lead the world in creating a positive social change. At Novartis, our approach to corporate responsibility is endorsed and ingrained at the highest level of the company, and fully integrated across the five pillars of our corporate strategy. Our ambition to drive positive social change unfolds most vividly under the pillar of Building Trust with Society, which defines our focus areas for managing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) topics. Under this umbrella, we are committed to holding ourselves accountable to high ethical standards, being part of the solution on pricing and access, addressing global health challenges and being a responsible citizen.

As a responsible citizen, we aim to conduct business responsibly wherever we operate. This includes ensuring patient safety, creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, and reducing our environmental impact.

Patient Health and Safety

The health and safety of our patients is our primary concern. A central part is product quality, which manifests in our commitment to quality.

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Patients and Caregivers

Novartis works with the patient community around the world to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Only by working together can we improve outcomes for patients and change the practice of medicine.

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Environmental Sustainability

We aim to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and products, with clear targets for becoming carbon, water and waste neutral by 2030.

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Diversity & Inclusion

To operate successfully as a global organization, it is essential that our people reflect the rich diversity of our markets. Novartis is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Engagement & Volunteering

Our Engagement & Volunteering program is an essential component of the company’s role as a responsible citizen. The program aims to unleash the power of our people, leveraging their diversity, energy and creativity to build trust with society.

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