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

Building trust with society is a key priority and is supported by four pillars which are regularly tracked.

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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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    Our Stories

    We work to expand access to medicine and make healthcare sustainable in the developing world.

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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.

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 corporate responsibility 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

Environmental, Social and Governance

Novartis aims to hold itself to the highest standards of sustainability and ethical business practices. We take bold steps to increase access to medicines, tackle complex global health challenges, and do our part as a responsible corporate citizen.

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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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ESG performance and metrics

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