Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the world, two people develop diabetes and one person dies from diabetes-related complications. This makes diabetes one of the leading causes of death across the globe. The disease currently affects more than 366 million people and this number is expected to grow to 520 million by 2030. We are committed to changing diabetes.
Novo Nordisk is the world leader in diabetes care. Founded in 1923, we have pioneered many therapeutic breakthroughs in diabetes care. Today, diabetes remains our primary focus, accounting for almost 75% of total sales.
In addition to diabetes, we have a leading position within biopharmaceuticals i.e. the therapeutic areas of haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.
Make a difference
As an employee at Novo Nordisk you will have the potential to make a difference to both patients and society. Together we improve treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases. By improving treatment we will not only keep patients healthy and productive, but we also help their families and their communities.
We already employ more than 42,400 employees in 80 countries who strive to make a difference every day. Join us and you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with a company with high employee commitment and satisfaction. We have been ranked among the best places to work in Denmark, Argentina, France, Poland, South Africa and the US.
So take the next step towards a life-changing career.
At Novo Nordisk we enable you to set both short-term and long-term
goals for your career. You will work with your manager annually to
identify your strengths and development needs. We have a variety of
activities including: job rotations, on-the-job training,mentoring,
coaching, and external or internal training courses.
At Novo Nordisk, leadership is a high priority. We believe that leadership development is about becoming more aware of others and yourself – both intuitively and intellectually. It is about recognising your strengths and weaknesses and how they show in your interaction with others.
The Novo Nordisk Way includes our vision, our values and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle. This provides a foundation to ensure that we stay on course: That we are focused on innovation. That we stay socially, environmentally and financially sound. And at the same time that our employees experience a positive work environment and conditions.
When you work at Novo Nordisk you come to realise that our company culture is more than words on a piece of paper – we live our values every single day. The values are the foundation for our business decisions. We have an inclusive culture where employees feel empowered and consensus is valued. Our commitment to quality and our focus on maintaining high ethical standards goes hand in hand with living up to our responsibilities to shareholders, patients and society.
Our values are global, but they are also owned and lived at a local
level, providing flexibility and fostering diversity in ideas.
Diversity and Inclusion in Novo Nordisk
In Novo Nordisk, we believe that diversity and inclusion in all teams - from entry level to top management - drive better decision making, by ensuring that multiple perspectives are considered. We have a strong stance on the value proposition of diversity in all its forms (gender, nationality, education, experience, age, personality etc.) and encourage all management teams to address and discuss unconscious bias in key decision-making processes.
Our Executive Management team has agreed on a shared rationale for diversity and inclusion in Novo Nordisk, built on four primary drivers:
You can read more about the four drivers here.
To ensure a long-term sustainable focus on diversity and inclusion, we continuously incorporate diversity and inclusion perspectives into key HR processes throughout the employee lifecycle, e.g. talent acquisition, talent management and leadership development.
For more information on
our annual performance, see our Annual
NovoHealth is our worldwide employee health programme. NovoHealth is
seeking to develop a workplace culture that promotes and supports
healthy living for all employees – an opportunity for Novo Nordisk to
practice what we preach! NovoHealth focuses on:
Novo Nordisk’s values are of great importance to our stakeholders and to our ability to attract employees. We need employees who are ambitious and focused and who want to work for a company that prioritises ethical behaviour and social and environmental responsibility. And combine these with attractive, sustainable financial returns. This is the core of our Triple Bottom Line approach to business. And so we are proud that we can report successes in the areas of environmental and social responsibility, in addition to our strong financial results.
As a measure of our progress in expanding access to diabetes care, we also made progress in increasing adoption of our long-established differential pricing policy for insulin sales in least developed countries and our Changing Diabetes® in Children programme was recently expanded to include Bangladesh as its sixth developing country.
So if, like us, you measure success by more than just financial return, Novo Nordisk could be your ideal place to work.