PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk in the United States is honored to have been recognized for demonstrating a strategic and long-term commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Great Place to Work® and Fortune named Novo Nordisk one of its 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. Winning companies were selected based on feedback from more than 448,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified companies who completed the Great Place to Work's Trust Index© Employee Survey. Employees considered everything from how comfortable they feel being themselves; the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace; the fairness of promotions; the degree of honest connection with co-workers; their access to senior leadership; and who receives information and professional development and who doesn't.
Earlier this year, Novo Nordisk maintained its long-running placement on the Top 100 "Best Companies to Work For" by Great Place to Work® and Fortune for the eighth consecutive year.
Novo Nordisk has also been recognized on The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2017 Corporate Equality Index. This national benchmarking report allows companies to benchmark their programs supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) workplace inclusion against others based on corporate policies, practices and benefits. The Foundation considers a company's equality employment opportunity policy, benefits, training for building LGBT competence, and efforts aimed directly at LGBT in such areas as recruiting and marketing in ranking organizations.
"Cultivating a diverse and inclusive organization is one of the many ways we engage our employees. It helps inspire all of us to find innovative ways to improve the lives of people with chronic diseases such as diabetes," said Jakob Riis, executive vice president and head of North America Operations, Novo Nordisk Inc. "We're proud for being recognized, and we'll use this recognition to continue challenging ourselves to create the best culture possible."
About Novo Nordisk Inc.
Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. With U.S. headquarters in Plainsboro, N.J., Novo Nordisk Inc. has nearly 5,000 employees in the United States. For more information, visit novonordisk.us or follow us on Twitter: @novonordiskus.
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