Our global operations
Novartis Group headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland. In addition, we have more than 380 operating sites around the world, including more than 50 production sites worldwide and R&D facilities in the US, Europe and Asia.
We work with thousands of external partners worldwide, from suppliers in our R&D organization to wholesalers and distributors who ensure our medicines reach patients. Where possible, we maintain multiple supply sources so that our business is not dependent on a single or limited number of suppliers.
Our suppliers are required to comply with applicable regulations, as well as Novartis standards for quality, ethical business practices and environmental sustainability. See "Supply chain management" for more information.