Novartis in Society Integrated Report 2022

Our people, culture and values

The greatest strength of Novartis is our people, whose diversity, energy and creativity are crucial to our success. Around the world, we employ 105 533 people1. Approximately one-fifth of our employees work in R&D.

1 101 703 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs)

Novartis employees²

2 Chart refers to FTEs
3 Relates to FTEs from our Operations unit, excluding production and supply FTEs which are shown separately

Our Values and Behaviors underpin our culture

We encourage Novartis employees to be inspired, curious and unbossed and to act always with integrity.


Engage our people

Strive for patients

Live our purpose


Create clarity

Serve others

Own your actions



Be open

Be self-aware


Be honest

Have courage

Do what is right

Nicemode Charles, a Novartis researcher (Photo)
Nicemode Charles, a Novartis researcher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

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