Society has increasingly high expectations for ethical behavior from global healthcare companies – expectations that very often go beyond what is legally required. We are taking steps to ensure our standards align with these expectations
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 corporate responsibility work on two areas that underscore our mission, expanding access to healthcare and doing business responsibly. We care for our associates, contribute to our local communities, and strive to operate with high integrity and transparency.
Novartis is committed to ensuring our associates are empowered to do what’s right. On September 01, 2020, we introduced a new Code of Ethics for Novartis. Created by our associates, for our associates, our new Code is a collection of our commitments to ethical standards across our business.
We are committed to transparent reporting – a central part of our UN Global Compact obligations. Our Annual Report serves as our primary reporting mechanism for corporate responsibility, and we have published a combined financial and CR report since 2000. You can find the 2020 annual report here.
The Novartis in Society ESG Report details progress on environmental, social and governance topics and demonstrates the company’s commitment in global health and corporate responsibility.