Novartis recognized among 25 best multinational employers by Great Place to Work Institute

Basel, October 22, 2013 - Novartis is pleased to announce that it has been named among the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The list is the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence, identifying the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture.

The list measures workplaces through five dimensions: credibility, respect and fairness (attributes of trust), as well as pride and camaraderie. Novartis ranked highly on the pride associates take in their work, their teams and the organization. The company also scored well for its credibility and camaraderie among employees. Overall, Novartis received a high score on the Trust Index , which measures employee perceptions of their workplace.

"At Novartis we are driven by our mission of caring and curing. We strive to attract and retain talented associates who are passionate about improving patients’ lives," said Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis. "Being recognized as one of the world’s 25 best workplaces reinforces our strong belief that deeply believing in a higher purpose for the organization builds strong associate engagement, and is critical to building a world-leading culture."

With more than 130,000 employees in 140 countries, Novartis is investing in a highquality portfolio of leadership and career development programs throughout the world, blending experiential learning, coaching, mentoring and training. Alliances with the world’s leading business schools and training companies are providing highly customized and top class development opportunities for our talents. Recent emphasis has been in the fastest growing markets. Since 2006 Novartis has built internal universities in China, Asia, Russia and Africa to strengthen the internal talent pipeline and prepare talents to maximize their potential and contribute successfully to the Novartis purpose.

Novartis also encourages its employees to become more involved in their personal health through Be Healthy, the company’s global health and well-being program. Great Place to Work also recognized the Be Healthy Celebration Week as a "Best People Practice."

Novartis qualified for the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces as a result of being included in 11 Great Place to Work lists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela.

To qualify for the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.

To view the entire World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, please visit:

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