Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Novo Nordisk as One of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity in US

Nov 10, 2015, 08:00 ET from Novo Nordisk

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk is honored to announce that Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized it as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. We consider this honor exceptionally notable because the recognition is based on our employees' own assessments of the quality and inclusiveness of our workplace.

"At Novo Nordisk, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where people are able to bring their whole selves to work each day," said Jacqueline Scanlan, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources. "We want to cultivate an environment where diversity of experiences are embraced and valued. We believe having all these unique perspectives working together creates the best outcomes for our patients, our customers and for our employees."

Novo Nordisk and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 128,000 women and 69,000 minorities on 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; who receives information and professional development and who doesn't.

Scores also take into account how well-represented women and minorities are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively they experience their workplace on an index of factors where women and minorities tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues; and how favorably women's and minorities' experiences compare to the 139,000 men and 184,000 Caucasians also surveyed.

"The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries," says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. "The best companies are focused on creating great workplaces for all."

The 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

About Novo Nordisk: 
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare 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: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 40,300 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

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