We are guided by a purpose of reimagining medicine and, now more than ever, are focused on returning more to society than we take. Actively supporting the local communities where we live and work is a key component of this commitment.
Our largest global volunteer activity takes the form of our Community Partnership Day. First launched in 1997, Community Partnership Day is an opportunity for associates around the world to give back to their local communities. This initiative is replicated by Novartis Group company sites around the world every year.
Activities have included accompanying children with disabilities on trips, working at health-related nonprofit organizations, visiting hospitals and nursing homes, and using business skills to help local organizations improve their efficiency. In 2019, more than 13 789 Novartis associates from six continents and 56 countries volunteered more than 110 312 hours of combined community service.
More than two decades dedicated to our communities
Volunteering is a fundamental part of the Novartis corporate culture. Read more about our efforts over the last two decades.
Images from associates participating on the community partnership day last year.
Puzzling with orphan students in Jordan.
In Japan, associates cleaned accommodations for families whose sick children are treated away from home.
A day of art and fun in the Philippines.
Football training with disabled children and young people under the guidance of FCB trainers, Novartis associates and Scort Foundation staff in Basel, Switzerland.
A Novartis volunteer in Spain, hosting a recycled paper workshop with a cerebral palsy patient from ASPACE Foundation.
In Japan, associates sewed towel head scarves for cancer patients who lost their hair because of treatment.
Novartis associates painting at Little Foot daycare center on Voltastrasse in Basel, Switzerland.
Female Power at CPD 2018 in Nuremberg! Our German colleagues renewed raised garden beds of an after care clinic for chronically ill children.
In Japan, there was a workshop about hair donation and an associate donated her hair of 70cm length.
Our German colleagues painting a wall of the new “relaxation room” in a orthopaedagogy day care facility.
Associates planting trees in Barberà del Vallès, Spain.
Reestablishing the schoolyard at the Quiring-Regler Elementary School Holzkirchen, Germany.
Gardener in action: our German colleagues renewed raised garden beds of an after care clinic for chronically ill children.
Students learning what's in a first aid kit, Long Island (US).
Students learning about supply chain, Long Island (US).
Associates from Sandoz in Holzkirchen, Germany supporting with gardening in an orphanage.