Our Values

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Our values define our culture and help us fulfill our mission

At Novartis, we have introduced values that describe the professional behaviors we expect from our employees. These values are an integral part of the framework we use to recruit people, develop them, and assess and reward their performance.

Innovation

We encourage people to experiment and take smart risks. Our aim is to foster creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges. 

Quality

Our focus on quality excellence includes continuously enhancing our standards, technology and training for our people.  

Collaboration

We foster teamwork among our employees to swiftly and efficiently deliver innovative new products to patients and healthcare providers. This capitalizes on the diversity and creativity of our global staff.  

Performance

Our people are known for their focus on results. We aim to reinforce that focus on personal and collective achievement, while maintaining high ethical standards.   

Courage

We want our associates to speak out, challenge conventional thinking, and stand up for their ideas. We also want them to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of resistance or moral dilemmas.   

Integrity

Our Code of Conduct sets high ethical standards, and comprehensive training ensures our associates know how to apply these standards in their work.