Novartis AG, was incorporated on 1996, provides healthcare solutions. The Company is a multinational group of companies specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals. Its portfolio includes medicines, eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, over-the-counter and animal health products. The Company has five segments:
Pharmaceuticals: innovative patent-protected medicines
Alcon: global leader in eye care with surgical, ophthalmology and consumer products
Sandoz: affordable, high-quality generic medicines and biosimilars
Consumer Health: self-medication products and treatments for animals
Vaccines and Diagnostics: vaccines and diagnostic tools to protect against life-threatening diseases
Corporate Social Responsibility
Our commitment: improving health
We aim to improve global health. Through our business, we make an important contribution to society: We discover and develop innovative healthcare products, targeting unmet medical needs. Novartis is the only healthcare company with leading positions in pharmaceuticals, eye care, generic medicines, vaccines, as well as consumer products.
Access to healthcare
Novartis collaborates with others to help address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. To help do that, Novartis’ corporate responsibility programs help more people secure the healthcare they need, regardless of where they live. Novartis has done this for a long time, largely through philanthropic and not-for-profit programs.
Novartis has concentrated its efforts in controlling malaria, leprosy, tuberculosis, noncommunicable diseases and pioneering new business approaches to reach underserved patients, and finding new treatments and adaptive solutions to improve health for people around the world. In 2013, these efforts reached more than 100 million patients.
Responsible business practices
Novartis is committed to being a leader in corporate responsibility, and were one of the first signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship initiative. The Global Compact calls on business and other stakeholders to support key principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. These standards are embedded throughout our operations, and we strive for continuous improvement by measuring, monitoring and reporting on our progress.