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Corporate governance

Corporate Governance refers to the way a company is directed and controlled. Novo Nordisk's values are consistent with the principles of good governance.

Novo Nordisk colleagues walking and talking.

Kasper Tarp Mortensen and Oona Dierickx, Novo Nordisk Denmark

What is Corporate Governance?

The Danish Committee on Corporate Governance Recommendations.

The Danish Committee on Corporate Governance has defined corporate governance as follows:

"The goals, according to which a company is managed, and the major principles and frameworks which regulate the interaction between the company's managerial bodies, the owners as well as other parties, who are directly influenced by the company's dispositions and business (in this context jointly referred to as the company's stakeholders). Stakeholders include employees, creditors, suppliers, customers and the local community".

Governance model

Shareholder rights

General meetings

Novo Nordisk Foundation

Board of directors

Executive management


Nomination committee

Remuneration committee

Audit committee

Research & Development Committee


Board evaluation

Internal control

Risk management



Recommendations and practices