Our values underpin our company culture. They describe the professional behaviors we expect from our employees. These values are an integral part of the framework we use to recruit people, develop them, and assess and reward their performance.
The corporate culture of Novartis is defined through strong values that help us deliver on our strategy, in compliance with our mission and vision. Our values are an integral part of our recruitment process, personal development and performance-based compensation. Talented, curious and courageous people are the cornerstone of our success. We work to create a motivating workplace environment for them, give them equal opportunities for their development and exploiting their full potential. We also care about the right work-life balance. We also invest in their personal development and self-realization. We offer many options of further education, internal internships and rotations.
Innovation Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We encourage people to experiment and take smart risks. Our aim is to foster creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges.
Quality Delivering high-quality medicines is critical to our purpose of improving and extending people's lives. Our focus on quality excellence includes continuously enhancing our standards, technology and training for our people, as well as learning from our mistakes.
Collaboration We encourage our employees to put the success of their team first and to value each other’s contributions and feedback. We embrace diverse perspectives to develop an inclusive environment where everyone can achieve their full potential.
Performance We focus on personal and team achievements by taking smart risks while maintaining high ethical standards.
Courage We want our people to have the courage to stand up for their ideas and challenge the status quo. We also want them to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of resistance or moral dilemmas.
Integrity We care about our people, patients and customers and commit to the highest ethical standards in what we do. We take a principles-based approach to support constructive discussions and improve decision-making.