Novo Nordisk commits to women’s empowerment

At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, taking place in New York lat week, Novo Nordisk committed to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles, produced by the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the UN Global Compact.

Going forward we will focus actions on progressing gender equality through a company wide target for more diverse senior management teams, establishing women’s networks and continuously reporting on diversity progress. Addressing the unmet needs of women with diabetes and working to improve the global health conditions for women and their families is another key priority for Novo Nordisk’s actions in support of the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

Novo Nordisk has already established several programmes aimed at women and children with diabetes. The initiatives aim to raise awareness of the global impact of diabetes, support community-based health and training programmes and advocate for sustainable change.

The summit marks the ten year anniversary of the UN Global Compact. Novo Nordisk signed up to the UN Global Compact in January 2001.

Read more about UN Global Compact

Read more about the Women’s Empowerment Principles

Read more about diversity in Novo Nordisk and our activities targeting women in developing countries:
annualreport2009.novonordisk.com/diversity
annualreport2009/NovoNoordisk/access-to-health