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.
Code of Ethics
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.
The CR Performance Report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, with disclosure at “comprehensive” level, making it the first comprehensive level-report in the healthcare industry.