Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) lives at the heart of Novartis culture and is an integral part of everything we do. It is key to driving innovation and business performance as we push boundaries and reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives.

At Novartis, we embed D&I within our organization, not just because it helps our business to succeed, but also because it’s the right thing to do. We bring our genuine selves – our unique perspectives and imaginations – to work each day, united by our common purpose. As we chart a path toward a more inclusive culture, we strive to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that treats all associates with dignity and respect and provides everyone with equal opportunities to develop and succeed. D&I is at the core of our cultural aspiration to be inspired, curious, and unbossed, and it drives us to set the standard for inclusive organizations everywhere.

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“Novartis is committed to a movement, not a moment...Our US D&I strategy is focused on sustainable change.”

Marion Brooks, VP, Head of US D&I

Three Pillars of the Novartis D&I Strategy

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Ensuring Equity

At Novartis, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that treats all people with dignity and respect.

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The Spirit of Inclusivity

To foster multicultural engagement across Novartis, we support initiatives to attract and retain diverse talent, educate associates, and encourage and support our Employee Resource Groups and Diversity & Inclusion Councils.

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Toward a Better Society

We are committed to listening to different communities with a learning mindset, and doing what we can to help build a world that is inclusive, accepting, and supportive.

Awards & Recognition

Novartis is honored to partner with numerous organizations whose visions align with ours, including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Working Mother, and DiversityInc.

We also are proud to be the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and honors, including one of Glassdoor’s 2021 Best Places to Work and a Best Place to Work for LGBTQI Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

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Our People & Perspectives

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Parental Leave

Fourteen weeks paid parental leave, countless precious moments. Find out more about our Global Parental Leave Policy for all Novartis parents.

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Standing for Racial Equity and Justice as One Novartis

We believe unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. As a company focused on improving human health globally, we also recognize the disparities Black communities and communities of color face when it comes to healthcare.

Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis

Novartis US EEO / D&I Report 2021

The Novartis US Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity & Inclusion Report provides a summary of the company’s gender, race and ethnicity data, along with a discussion of our many initiatives to further D&I at Novartis and make a positive impact on society

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A Multifaceted Approach to Health Equity

Novartis believes an important way we can achieve greater health equity is to address persistent disparities in the way healthcare is approached, accessed, and delivered.

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Addressing health disparities through collective action

We’re working with partners to co-create programs that address the root causes of systemic disparities in health outcomes and create greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the research and development ecosystem.

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Learning, Connecting and Moving Forward Together

The Day of Reflection, Forward Together, is an annual event that is an opportunity for everyone to engage in listening & learning - to connect, reflect & discover the many ways we can be more inclusive & engage.

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Supplier Diversity

Novartis invests in the communities we serve, and renewed our focus on increasing support of women-, ethnic-, veteran- and LGBTQI-owned businesses across the US. Engaging with diverse suppliers helps us better address the needs of patients.