Diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment

We will create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that treats all associates with dignity and respect.

Pay and gender equity

At Novartis, we’re striving to build an inclusive and equitable workplace that empowers all our people to achieve their full potential.

At the end of 2023, we renewed our pledge with the United Nations’ Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), to remain committed to maintain gender balance in management and continue to enhance pay equity and transparency globally.   Learn more about our progress and our commitments.

We do this because it's the right thing to do, and because it helps us reimagine medicine for more patients around the world.

It’s the incredible work of people like Anastacia Awad, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for R&D, who help us to achieve gender equity together. Motivated by her own  experiences, Anastacia is passionate about embedding inclusive decision-making by creating the space for people to bring diverse thoughts and perspectives to the table.

LGBTQI+ Equity

By building a world where we all belong, we discover more and change lives.

As an organization, we actively promote Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI+) equity and awareness at work and in our wider society, in partnership with our local Employee Resource Groups. We want everyone to be free, to be their best and true selves at work without fear of discrimination. That’s why we were the first global pharmaceutical company to support the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business, tackling discrimination against LGBTI+ People.

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Disability equity

Novartis is a proud member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network and the Valuable 500, promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in workplaces around the world. We also collaborate with international partners, such as Disability:IN, Purple Space, and Business Disability Forum to identify and develop best practice solutions to enable people with disabilities to participate as equal members of our organization.

Our culture is built on strong values and behaviors, underpinned by our Code of Ethics, that are designed to ensure our people feel safe, and are seen, heard and valued for who they are. We work to address all forms of discrimination or harassment, and provide our people with a safe and confidential process to report any misconduct.

Contact our SpeakUp Office.

Read our Code of Ethics.