Working the Novo Nordisk Way

Our work at Novo Nordisk is guided by the Novo Nordisk Way. It describes who we are, where we want to go and how we work. It sets the direction for all employees at Novo Nordisk, no matter what we do or where we work. Each of us is responsible for acting in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way and for helping colleagues understand what that means in practice.
 

The Novo Nordisk Way is our way

In 1923, our Danish founders began a journey to change diabetes. Today, we are thousands of employees across the world with the passion, the skills and the commitment to continue this journey to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes.

  • Our ambition is to strengthen our leadership in diabetes.
  • Our key contribution is to discover and develop innovative biological medicines and make them accessible to patients throughout the world.
  • We aspire to change hemophilia and other serious chronic conditions where we can make a difference.
  • Growing our business and delivering competitive financial results is what allows us to help patients live better lives, offer an attractive return to our shareholders and contribute to our communities.
  • We never compromise on quality and business ethics.
  • Our business philosophy is one of balancing financial, social and environmental considerations - we call it 'The Triple Bottom Line'.
  • We are open and honest, ambitious and accountable, and treat everyone with respect.
  • We offer opportunities for our people to realise their potential.

Every day, we must make difficult choices, always keeping in mind, what is best for patients, our employees and our shareholders in the long run.

It's the Novo Nordisk Way.


Who is Novo Nordisk
 


Our essentials

The Essentials are ten statements describing what the Novo Nordisk Way looks like in practice. They are meant as a help to our managers and employees for evaluating to what extent our organisation acts in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way.

The Essentials are as such an important means for identifying actions which our organisation may take to further align our way of working with the thinking and values that characterise the Novo Nordisk Way.

  • We create value by having a patient centred business approach.
  • We set ambitious goals and strive for excellence.
  • We are accountable for our financial, environmental and social performance.
  • We provide innovation to the benefit of our stakeholders.
  • We build and maintain good relations with our key stakeholders.
  • We treat everyone with respect.
  • We focus on personal performance and development.
  • We have a healthy and engaging working environment.
  • We optimise the way we work and strive for simplicity.
  • We never compromise on quality and business ethics.

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