Our Commitment: Improving Health Through Responsible Business

We are committed to creating a culture of integrity and we believe that, as a global leader in healthcare, we have a responsibility to serve as a role model in how we conduct our business. We focus our ESG work on two areas that underscore our mission:

  1. Expanding access to healthcare
  2. Doing business responsibly and transparently

We care for our associates, contribute to our local communities, and strive to operate with high integrity and transparency.


Novartis makes every effort to comply with national and international standards for disclosure of clinical trial information. Results are made publicly available whatever their outcome. Access to this information helps people to make informed decisions about potential treatment options as well as potential participation in clinical studies.

Novartis publicly discloses all financial information related to collaborations, whether payments have been made to NHS institutions, healthcare professionals or patient groups. We also encourage all individuals to disclose details of their payments from us.

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ESG Materials

Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people's lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. We aspire to have a strong and sustainable culture defined by core values which help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision. We collaborate closely with partners who share a common vision and complementary strengths to achieve success. Our strategy is to use science-based innovation to deliver better patient outcomes. We aim to lead in growing areas of healthcare.

Read our modern slavery act statement (1.58MB)

Read the Novartis UK tax strategy (115KB)

Read more on the 10 ways Novartis is working to address health inequalities (795KB)

Read the Carbon Reduction Plan (254.85KB)