Responsible business practices

Doing business globally entails many challenges, particularly when working in diverse cultures where concepts of appropriate business conduct can vary widely. 

At Novo Nordisk, we work closely with our suppliers, patients and business partners to promote best practice and improve performance across the value chain. This includes safeguarding the rights of our suppliers and our customers and protecting patient safety.


Human rights

We conduct human rights impact assessments across the company's value chain to identify the most important issues.

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We consider the ethical implications of our research and development activities, such as clinical trials and use of animals and human biosamples.

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Business ethics
and anti-corruption

We take a proactive approach to ethical business conduct as we believe it increases trust and improves relationships with our stakeholders.

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Responsible sourcing

We have global standards for suppliers that outline minimum standards within business ethics, labour rights and health, safety and environment.

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