Environmental Sustainability

View of the sky through trees in a forest (by Ben Ostrower/Unsplash)

Becoming an environmentally sustainable business

Our ambition is to be a catalyst for positive change and a leader in environmental sustainability.

We aim to drive sustainability through our own operations, as well as those of our suppliers, and we have set ambitious targets to minimize our impacts on climate, waste and water. We have already made significant progress. While Novartis Group sales have more than doubled in 15 years, our consumption of energy and water has increased at a much slower pace and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced.

Our Performance

  • 197kt

    net reduction in carbon emissions vs. 2016

  • 590 000

    Fewer cubic meters of water discharged vs 2016