The Novartis Animal Welfare Policy
The Novartis Animal Welfare Policy sets out the principles that govern our approach to animal welfare – principles that frequently exceed the requirements of local regulations.
In addition, a set of Global Novartis Animal Welfare Standards lay down specific requirements and procedures that must be followed internally in all animal studies sponsored by Novartis Group companies worldwide. These standards must also be followed by third parties working on behalf of Novartis Group companies.
Novartis has this consistent, global approach to animal welfare, including practices that are often more strict than those imposed by local governments, in order to ensure the protection of animals in our care.
Novartis defined practical Animal Welfare Guidelines to address the challenges of increasing globalization. These guidelines help to ensure a globally coherent system which is binding, particularly in countries where no – or only minimal – animal welfare legislation is in place.