We want to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that treats all associates with dignity and respect.
We seek to educate our people on inclusivity and provide all associates with equal opportunities to contribute to our company and advance their careers.
We will listen to different communities with a learning mindset, to do what we can to contribute to building a world that is safer and more inclusive.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Related Themes
The work we do in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is about creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, where rocking our difference is valued, celebrated and encouraged. It’s about consciously shaping our systems, structures and behaviors so everyone at Novartis has what they need to thrive and advancing inclusive research and development to ensure innovation and access for all our patient communities.This work takes curiosity, courage and commitment. It’s the catalyst to breakthrough science that reimagines medicine for people around the world.
Hannah Perry, Chief Diversity & Culture Officer
Changing the way we think about disability
We are working closely with our associates with disabilities, our Employee Resource Groups and external partners, like the Valuable 500, to ensure we take a considered approach to realize our global commitment to disability equity.
Staying true to our commitment to racial equity
We will continue to address disparities in care for patients and caregivers. In particular, Novartis and the Novartis U.S. Foundation set up the Beacon of Hope initiative in July 2021 in collaboration with 26 historically Black colleges, universities and medical schools. The aim is to address health disparities through holistic community-based collective action.
14 weeks minimum paid parental leave, countless precious moments. Find out more about our Global Equal Parental Leave Policy for all Novartis parents.
Novartis recognized as Stonewall Top Global Employer 2022 with Silver Award
Novartis included again in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
We are fully committed to gender equity and inclusion at Novartis. That’s why we are proud to announce our continued inclusion in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
DEI Governance and Community
Governance and community
DEI is endorsed at the highest level in the company by the CEO and the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Tracking progress: DEI performance data
We track our progress toward DEI annually. You can find our 2022 DEI performance data in our Novartis in Society ESG report.
Novartis is included in several rankings that evaluate our performance in various categories, including in DEI.