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. See the movie and get an idea of the Novo Nordisk Way.

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Novo Nordisk in brief

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 39,000 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. 

A passion for helping people

Founders of Novo Nordisk, August and Marie Krogh

The story of Novo Nordisk goes back more than 80 years. It began when August Krogh, a Nobel Prize-winning professor at the University of Copenhagen, decided he wanted to start producing a revolutionary new medical preparation called insulin.

Novo Nordisk's history

Our business philosophy

The Triple Bottom Line -
our way of doing business

We believe that a healthy economy, environment and society are fundamental to long-term business success. This is why we manage our business in accordance with the Triple Bottom Line business principle and pursue business solutions that maximise value to our stakeholders as well as our shareholders.

In practice, this means that any decision should always seek to combine three considerations: is it financially, socially and environmentally responsible? This way, we continuously optimise our business performance and enhance our contribution to the societies we operate in.

Tripple bottom line model

If you are more interested in our way of doing business, we suggest you read these pages:

Or look here for further information on how we manage sustainably.

Facts and figures


Affiliates or offices in 75 countries

Approximately 39,000 employees (March 2015)

Product areas

General information
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Novo Nordisk Headquarter in Bagsværd, Denmark

Corporate Headquarters
Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Allé, 2880 Bagsvaerd

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Welcome to the world of Novo Nordisk

Frontpage of the Novo Nordisk company brochure, man in the street in Mexico

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