The Novo Nordisk Foundation Group and Danish society
Throughout history, social responsibility has been very important to the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Ever since Nobel Prize winner August Krogh agreed with colleagues in Canada on the rights to produce insulin in 1922, a cornerstone of the activities of the Foundation and its predecessors has been giving something to society in return. As a result, from the very beginning some of the profit was used to fund free and independent research, just as making insulin available to everyone was crucial.
Today, all companies in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Group must comply with a common set of values to which the companies commit themselves, including ensuring that their products improve people’s lives and working conditions. The companies are also committed to demonstrating environmental and social responsibility and have their own policies on corporate social responsibility.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Group and Danish society provides examples of the activities and initiatives related to corporate social responsibility the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the companies in the Novo Group have implemented each year.
From 2013 and onwards this publication has become part of "Facts and Results" under Annual Reports.