Diversity is important to Novo Nordisk; it allows us to better understand customer needs, diabetes and haemophilia perceptions and understanding in different cultures, to attract and retain talented people, and operate more effectively in a global business environment. Diversity fosters an international mind-set 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 communities in which we operate.


Diversity in the organisation stimulates engagement and innovation. Novo Nordisk puts great emphasis on enhancing opportunities for current and future employees and creating an inclusive environment where individual differences are valued and respected.

Examples of important initiatives taken to drive diversity and inclusion within Novo Nordisk in 2011 include:

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