Each day, Novo Nordisk employees bring ethical standards to work.
Doing business globally entails many challenges, particularly when
working in diverse cultures where concepts of appropriate business
conduct can vary widely. Making the right choices becomes more complex
- and more important - with the pressures of a competitive business environment.
Ethical business conduct is about values and integrity as well as
compliance and risk mitigation. Taking a proactive approach also
presents opportunities such as enhanced trust in the company and
improved relationships with key stakeholders.
Institutionalising ethical conduct requires more than codes and
standards; it requires the fostering of a strong, values-based
corporate culture. The Novo Nordisk Way outlines expectations for
employee behaviour by stating that 'we never compromise on quality and
business ethics', which is also supported by our business ethcis
policy, as well as detailed procedures for how to operate.