The Novo Nordisk Way

About Novo Nordisk Way

The Novo Nordisk Way describes who we are, where we want to go and how we work.

Its origin can be traced back to when the company was founded in the 1920s although at that time we did not have a name for it. Since then our company has developed in a way that our founders couldn't have imagined. Today, we are leaders in our fields, we have become a truly global company and millions of patients all over the world rely on our products every day to ensure their health and well-being. And all along we stayed true to the values that have helped bring us this far.

The Novo Nordisk Way sets direction for and applies to all employees in Novo Nordisk. It is a promise we make to each other - and to our stakeholders outside the company. Each and every employee is responsible for acting in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way - and to help each other understand what it means in practice.

Novo Nordisk way is our way

In 1923, our Danish founders began a journey to change diabetes.

Today, we are thousands of employees across the world with the passion, the skills and the commitment to continue this journey to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes.

  • Our ambition is to strengthen our leadership in diabetes
  • Our key contribution is to discover and develop innovative biological medicines and make them accessible to patients throughout the world.
  • We aspire to change possibilities in haemophilia and other serious chronic conditions where we can make a difference.
  • Growing our business and delivering competitive financial results is what allows us to help patients live better lives, offer an attractive return to our shareholders and contribute to our communities.
  • We never compromise on quality and business ethics.
  • Our business philosophy is one of balancing financial, social and  environmental considerations - we call it 'The Triple Bottom Line'.
  • We are open and honest, ambitious and accountable, and treat  everyone with respect.
  • We offer opportunities for our people to realise their potential.

Every day, we must make difficult choices, always keeping in mind, what is best for patients, our employees and our shareholders in the long run.