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
- We aspire to change hemophilia and other serious
chronic conditions where we can make a difference.
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.
business philosophy is one of balancing financial, social and
environmental considerations - we call it 'The Triple Bottom
- 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
It's the Novo Nordisk Way.
Who is Novo
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
- We set ambitious goals and strive for
- 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
- We focus on personal performance and
- We have a healthy and engaging working
- We optimise the way we work and strive for
- We never compromise on quality and business