Novartis recognized among world's most sustainable companies in Corporate Knights Global 100
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* Inclusion in the 2014 index acknowledges Novartis leadership in key areas of
* Companies named to the Global 100 are recognized as the top overall
sustainability performers in their respective industries.
* In its 10th year, the Global 100 has come to be recognized as the gold
standard in corporate sustainability analysis.
Basel, January 27, 2014 - Novartis is pleased to announce that it has been named
among the 2014 Corporate Knights Global 100.
Corporate Knights announced the results of its 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World (Global 100) index today at the World Economic Forum
"Our inclusion in the Global 100 list is a testimony to our longstanding
commitment to corporate responsibility," said Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis.
"Being recognized among the top 100 sustainability performers in the world
underscores that doing business responsibly is a core part of Novartis."
Inclusion in the index is determined using 12 quantitative social, environmental
and governance indicators, such as innovation capacity, employee turnover and
Novartis aims to improve global health. Through our business, we make an
important contribution to society: We discover and develop innovative medicines
and vaccines. We collaborate with others to help address some of the world's
greatest health challenges. To earn the trust of these collaborators and our
customers, we need to do business responsibly, in a way that underscores our
mission of caring and curing. We work to control and eliminate diseases, pioneer
new business approaches to reach under-served patients, and find new treatments
to improve health in developing countries. We also care for our associates,
strive to positively contribute to our communities, and protect the environment.
We conduct business ethically, maintaining a Code of Conduct and governance
system to ensure associates uphold our values.
Recent recognition for our corporate responsibility activities includes being
listed in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index for the third consecutive year;
being recognized among the 25 best multinational employers by Great Place to
Work® Institute; and being ranked top pharmaceutical company in Fortune's
World's Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row.
This press release contains expressed or implied forward-looking statements,
including statements that can be identified by terminology such as "expects," or
similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views
of the Group regarding future events, and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially
different from any future results expressed or implied by such statements. These
expectations could be affected by, among other things, risks and factors
referred to in the Risk Factors section of Novartis AG's current Form 20-F on
file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Novartis is providing the
information in this press release as of this date and does not undertake any
obligation to update it in the future.
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving
needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis
offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines,
eye care, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and
diagnostic tools, over-the-counter and animal health products. Novartis is the
only global company with leading positions in these areas. In 2012, the Group
achieved net sales of USD 56.7 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted
to approximately USD 9.3 billion (USD 9.1 billion excluding impairment and
amortization charges). Novartis Group companies employ approximately 133,000
full-time equivalent associates and operate in more than 140 countries around
the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com.
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