Our Impact

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  • Our Impact

Building trust with society

At Novartis, we use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

  • 769m

    Patients reached

  • 155

    Countries where Novartis products are sold

  • -6.5bn

    Environmental impact (USD)

  • 221bn

    Social impact (USD)

Building Trust with Society

As a global company, we have a great responsibility and an even greater opportunity to lead the world in creating a positive social change. We can help catalyze a global response to complex challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, by embracing societal impact as a core business objective. 

Building trust with society is a key pillar of the Novartis corporate strategy and defines our focus areas for managing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) topics: being part of the solution on pricing and access, tackling global health challenges, being a responsible citizen, and holding ourselves to high ethical standards. We are following an integrated approach across these global efforts, and are on a journey to create a culture in which ESG activities are deeply embedded in our daily work.

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    Ethical Standards

    We aim to hold ourselves accountable to high ethical standards.

  • Pricing and access

    It is our responsibility to help ensure our innovative treatments benefit more people who need them, no matter where they live.

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    Global Health

    We apply our expertise and full organizational capability to address major, unresolved global health challenges.

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    Responsible citizenship

    We want to be a responsible citizen wherever we do business, and we aim to minimize our environmental impact around the world.

Our Stories

How do we use AI to tackle global health challenges? How do we improve lives through community-based care? Read our stories to learn more about our efforts to create positive social change.

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Environmental Sustainability

We strive to make efficient use of natural resources and to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and products.

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In line with our commitment to building trust with society, we are embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics into the core of our business strategy and operations. Learn more about ESG at Novartis

Materiality Assessment and Impact Valuation

We strive to expand our focus beyond financial results to create long-term value along our entire value chain. Through our materiality assessment, we understand what matters to our stakeholders and how they perceive our impact.

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Learn more about our CR materiality assessment

Novartis in Society ESG Report

The Novartis in Society ESG Report details progress on environmental, social and governance topics and demonstrates the company’s commitment in global health and building trust with society.

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Transparent Reporting

Transparent reporting has been a central part of our commitment for many years and we continue to make progress in this area.