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US arm of Novartis tops diversity league table

May 2015

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in succession.

According to Luke Visconti, ceo at DiversityInc, NPC is the first company to ever poll top two years in a row.
The American arm of the Swiss pharma giant also ranked second on the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment list and seventh on the Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups list.

Christi Shaw, president, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and president, Novartis Corporation commented:“We believe that diversity and inclusion are directly linked to achieving our goals of creating solutions that help patients manage their diseases and live fuller, healthier lives.

“Encouraging diversity and inclusion helps us create a culture where people can be authentic and courageous, where collaboration can flourish, and where greater patient and customer understanding can drive future breakthroughs and innovations.”

According to DiversityInc, Top 50 companies have significantly more diversity than average American corporations. Compared with statistics from the US’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , Top 50 companies have 20% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in management, and 13% more women. In the Top 10 the contrast is even sharper, with 41% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, and 46% more women than the US corporate average.

This year, for the first time, the National Organization on Disability tracker was required for the Top 10 Disabilities list.
The overall top 10 this year are: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, Sodexo, MasterCard Worldwide, AT&T, Prudential Financial, Johnson and Johnson and Procter & Gamble. 




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