UN Global Compact

Novo Nordisk is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a platform for encouraging and promoting good corporate principles and learning experiences in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We signed up to the United Nations Global Compact in 2002, and reaffirmed this commitment in 2004 as a signatory to the Global Compact, including the tenth principle, which was adopted in June 2004.

Communication on progress provides an overview of activities during 2011 in support of the Global Compact’s objectives. As LEAD member we demonstrate our sustainability governance and management processes through the ‘Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership’ which is also a part of the Communication on Progress this year, together with a description of how we meet 24 advanced criteria as 'advanced reporter'. The GRI indicators have been linked to the ten principles.

To download Novo Nordisk's Communication on Progress 2011, click here (PDF).


99% of our employees completed business ethics training


Our workforce grew by 7%, while sales grew 9% in DKK


Balance sheets and more since 2005 – download in excel


More least developed countries bought our affordable medicine in 2011