Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Diversity & Inclusion

We are more than 100,000 people, each with a unique story

We want to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where every one of us can be our best and true selves, so that together we can discover more, reach underserved communities and reimagine medicine. Learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion, embedded in our Code of Ethics.

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    We want to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that treats all associates with dignity and respect.

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    We seek to educate our people on inclusivity and provide all associates with equal opportunities to contribute to our company and advance their careers.

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    Societal impact

    We will listen to different communities with a learning mindset, to do what we can to contribute to building a world that is safer and more inclusive.

Our People & Perspectives

Addressing health disparities through holistic community-based collective action

We’re working with partners to co-create programs that address the root causes of systemic disparities in health outcomes and create greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the research and development ecosystem.

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Standing for Racial Equity and Justice as One Novartis

We believe unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. As a company focused on improving human health globally, we also recognize the disparities Black communities and communities of color face when it comes to healthcare.

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Parental Leave

14 weeks minimum paid parental leave, countless precious moments.  Find out more about our Global Equal Parental Leave Policy for all Novartis parents.

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Latest News

Novartis top pharma company in Refinitiv Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies 2020

We are proud to be recognized in the Refinitiv Top 25 Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies 2020 as the leading pharma company for the third year in a row.

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Novartis included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

As part of Novartis’s continuing commitment to gender pay equity and transparency, we are proud to be one of the 380 firms included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index committed to inclusive workplace policies.

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D&I Governance and Community