No. 2 | Novartis Pharmaceuticals | DiversityInc Top 50
WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
• Promotions for Women into Management: 37.8% higher than the Top 10 and 52.2% higher than the Top 50
• Supplier Diversity: Double the Top 10 average and triple the Top 50 average on subcontractors who are minority owned
• SupplierDiversity: Four times higher than the Top10 average and nine times higher than the Top 50 average of subcontractors who are women owned
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) continues to maintain an impressive track record on the Top 50 list, and the company is well known for its proven commitment to promoting women into management positions.
D&I strategy places an emphasis on influencing the diversity of patients, customers and suppliers, as well as recruitment, on-boarding and talent development. In 2015, the company increased enterprise engagement and accountability for diversity and inclusion by transitioning ownership of the D&I Strategy to the NPC Pharmaceutical Executive Committee (PEC), an intra-divisional leadership team. The PEC is now directly responsible for setting the strategy and measuring progress/ outcomes aligned with NPC’s business objectives. In addition, NPC is forming new divisional councils that will implement the D&I strategy and key PEC decisions.
The company is also continuing to enhance the level of D&I competencies for human resources professionals and leaders through learning focused on unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, disabilities/accommodations and compensation/pay equity.
President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
“As a healthcare company, we are committed to developing science-based innovations — and we put patients at the center of all we do. We view diversity and inclusion as fundamentally important to our business. We understand that our associates’ diverse backgrounds, perspectives and capabilities are critical in helping NPC respond to the needs of diverse patient communities and to succeed in the evolving healthcare landscape.”
Vice President and Head of U.S. Diversity & Inclusion
“NPC associates are motivated by the company’s focus on improving the health outcomes of patients through the development of innovative medicines. Diversity and inclusion are essential to achieving this goal, and we are committed to creating a patient-centered culture that celebrates diversity and values inclusion, enabling associates to channel their energy and talent on enhancing the quality of life of patients and caregivers.”
U.S. HEADQUARTERS: East Hanover, N.J.
GLOBAL EMPLOYEES: 7,103
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 1
• No. 5 Recruitment
• No. 6 Employee Resource