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.
More than two decades dedicated to our communities
Images from associates participating on the community partnership day last year
Along the Han river in South Korea, Novartis employees participated in an environmental protection program to restore lost forests.
Donating blood can save a life. In Spain, our employees lent an arm (and a vein) to help people in need.
In Ukraine, employees helped beautify a school for hearing-impaired children.
Novartis employees in Spain pose for a selfie with cerebral paralysis patients.
In China, Novartis employees went back to school.
Novartis employees in Indonesia raised funds to buy eyeglasses for local children.
Over 300 employees in South Korea took part in Community Partnership Day – one of these teams helped children with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors.
Alcon employees in Canada get ready to prepare meals at a local food bank in Mississauga.
Employees in South Korea enjoyed a picnic with their newfound friends.
Alcon employees tidy up a food bank in Houston, Texas.
Our green-fingered colleagues in Basel clean up an emergency shelter for refugees in Haltingen, Germany.
Our employees in Spain shared a meal with disabled youth after an outing to an amusement park.
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 2018, more than 23 900 Novartis associates from six continents and 58 countries are volunteering more than 191 200 hours of combined community service.