PLAINSBORO, N.J., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a global health care company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, will be presented today with a 2014 New Good Neighbor Award for its new LEED Silver certified US headquarters in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The company was given this award based on a variety of factors, including economic benefit/job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement.
"At Novo Nordisk, we believe in order to do what is good for the patient, we must do what is good for the world," says Jesper Hoiland, president, Novo Nordisk Inc. "Being environmentally and socially responsible are at the core of who we are and guide the decisions we make each day to bring about change for patients. We are honored to be recognized by Mayor Peter Cantu and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association."
The company opened its new US headquarters, featuring recycled and locally sourced materials, on Scudders Mill Road in April 2013. The world-class building is the result of a $225 million redevelopment project, which utilized an existing structure and sustainable materials to limit environmental impact. The campus is fully powered by renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro sources–a feature that is expected to lead to a 30% reduction in energy costs. In addition, both public and private sectors collaborated on this redevelopment project, which created over 500 union construction jobs.
The redesigned headquarters showcases Novo Nordisk's dedication to its unique internal culture and aims to promote innovation, teamwork, and employee wellness. Features include a state-of-the-art cafeteria, a one-mile scenic walking path, and special quiet focus areas where employees can work effectively. Reflecting Novo Nordisk's expectations for continued growth in the US, the company's current plan is to occupy 75% of the building's total capacity, leaving room for future expansion.
Novo Nordisk, headquartered in Denmark with US operations based in Plainsboro, has more than 5,000 employees across the US. New Jersey has been home to the company since it opened its doors on Alexander Road in Princeton in 1982.
Novo Nordisk will be honored today at an awards luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. For more information on the New Jersey Business & Industry Association's New Good Neighbor Awards, please visit njbia.org.
For more information on Novo Nordisk US headquarters and activities, please visit novonordisk-us.com.
About Novo Nordisk
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy. Novo Nordisk employs approximately 40,000 employees in 75 countries, and markets its products in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com or follow us on Twitter @NovoNordiskUS.
About New Jersey Business & Industry Association's New Good Neighbor Awards
The New Good Neighbor Awards annually recognize the best and most exciting commercial and industrial development projects in the state of New Jersey. Winners are chosen based on economic benefit and job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement. Plants, offices and commercial buildings, plus shopping centers may be nominated. For more information, please visit njbia.org.
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