A number of global initiatives embody life at Novartis. These include the Global Diversity Council, which aims to help foster an inclusive and engaging high-performance environment that values and leverages diversity.
Diversity in our people enhances our ability to better understand the needs of patients and other stakeholders. We consider diversity and inclusion (the integration of differences) to encompass, but not be limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, age, differential ability, education, nationality, life experiences and thinking styles.
The Novartis Global Diversity and Inclusion Council (DIAC) was established to help in the advancement of diversity and inclusion in Novartis. The DIAC comprises a group of leaders from different cultures and professional backgrounds who provide guidance to Novartis leadership on diversity and inclusion topics and help Novartis cultivate an inclusive and engaging high-performance environment that values and leverages diversity.