Diversity

Diversity is important to Novo Nordisk because it allows us to better understand customer needs, attract and retain talented people, and operate more effectively in a global business environment. Diversity fosters an international mindset that enhances innovation as well as our ability to work cross-culturally and expand into new markets. It also gives us a better understanding of the society in which we operate.

A diversity strategy was launched in January 2009, including the aspiration that within five years all senior management teams must be diverse in terms of gender and nationality.

 

Strategic approach

Novo Nordisk’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity Strategy was launched in January 2009, including the aspiration that within five years all senior management teams must be diverse in terms of gender and nationality.


Implementing Diversity at Novo Nordisk

The first phase will focus on fostering gender and nationality diversity in management teams. Currently, 14 of 28 senior management teams include men, women, locals and non-locals. Locals are defined by being having the same nationality from where the team is located, while non-locals are those who do not have the same nationality from where the team is located.