Pride @ Novartis 2019

Originally published on Novartis.com.

Past, Present and Proud – Nejc’s story

Past, Present and Proud – Nejc’s story

Nejc is from Slovenia and is the global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Novartis Technical Operations and Global Quality, our global manufacturing and quality organizations with production sites all over the world.
Susan is from the US and works as Director of Communications for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, USA.
Tony is from the US and works in Basel, Switzerland, as Global Program Executive Director, in Global Drug Development.
Isobel is from the UK and works in Basel, Switzerland, as Global Program Implementation Lead, Strategy & Operations, in the Pharmaceuticals Division.
Brandon is Canadian and works in Singapore, as Real Estate Manager, Asia, Middle East, Africa.
Philip is from the US and works as Regulatory Affairs Graphic Designer, at Sandoz in Princeton, USA.

In 2018, we made a public commitment by signing up to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business, Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People.

UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct

Our aspiration is to honor our commitment to uphold LGBTI human rights and ensure we have a more inclusive workplace.  This year we are focusing on understanding inclusion barriers and taking action to address them by:

  • Participating in the Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index to identify actions to address any potential barriers;
  • Raising awareness and understanding about LGBTI equity within the company;
  • Demonstrating active support to the LGBTI community through policy changes, inclusion learning offerings, listening dialogues, and establishing a larger community of active allies;
  • Raising awareness and celebrating LGBTI inclusion through global events and communications

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