Awards and recognition


Novo Nordisk received the top position in the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology industry group of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. Read more 

On the Annual Summit’s ‘China Top 100 Green Companies 2013’ list, Novo Nordisk ranked number five in the multi-national company category. Read more 

Novo Nordisk's 2011 Annual Report was named the Best Integrated Report at the Corporate Register Reporting Awards in London on 29 April. Read more 

Novo Nordisk received top placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), two of the most influential rankings of sustainability performance and disclosure by private companies. Read more 

Novo Nordisk recognised for climate change transparency with CDP leadership position. Read more


Novo Nordisk received the top ranking on Corporate Knight’s list of Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Read more

Novo Nordisk takes home Best Sustainability Performance award. Read more

Novo Nordisk honoured for Best Integrated Report. Read more

On the Fortunes 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in America (ranked: 43).

Novo Nordisk Mexico received the prestigious ‘Ethics and Values in the Industry’ award for high business ethics standards


Corporate Register award Novo Nordisk for best integrated report. Read more

Corporate Register award Novo Nordisk for the Best Report for Openness & Honesty. Read more

Top ranking for the CSR Online Awards Nordic (number 1)

Among the world’s top 20 sustainable stocks according to Sustainable Business List

The Novo Nordisk film about the Changing Diabetes® in Children project in Bangladesh won the award, officially called ‘Intermedia-Globe Gold’ and the award ‘Hand-in-Hand’.

Novo Nordisk received the Harmonious Contributors Award for its sustainability commitment and achievements. The Award was announced as part of the 2010 Golden Bee CSR Honor Roll, recognising companies in areas of customer focus, employee care and responsible purchasing. Read more

Novo Nordisk awarded Gold Class distinction by Sustainability Asset Management. Read more

On the FORTUNES 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in America (ranked: 47). Read more

On the FORTUNES 100 ‘Best Companies to Work® For in Mexico, over 500 employees and multinationals’ (ranked: 23). Read more

On the FORTUNES ‘Best Companies to Work For ® in Gender Equality’ (ranked: 9 - More than 1000 employees MNC).

On the FORTUNES 20 ‘Best Workplaces’ in Switzerland (ranked: 9). Read more

On the FORTUNES ‘Best Workplaces’ in Netherlands (ranked: 3 - LMNC). Read more

On the FORTUNES 25 ‘Best Workplaces’ in the EU (IT, CH, NL) - (ranked: 16). Read more

Novo Nordisk China wins CSR award. Read more

Novo Nordisk Clayton
Galup Great Workplaces Award 2011
Ovation Award for Best Human Resources Practices (CAI)
North Carolina Parenting Magazine Top 50 Family Friendly Workplaces 2011 (3rd Year)
Fortune 100 Best Places to Work 2011 (3rd year)
JDRF Silver Award

Novo Nordisk Inc.
No. 1 company awarded by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine
Medical Marketing & Media Company of the Year
Fortune Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
NJ Biz #1 Best Places to Work in N.J.
Working Mother 100 Best companies
Ethisphere 2010 100 World's Most Ethical Companies list
R&D Directions: Best Diabetes-Care Pipeline
Top company in a recent pharmaceutical company image study
Great Place to Work®: #22 World's Best Multinational Workplaces


April 2010 - Corporate Register awards Novo Nordisk for best integrated report

Novo Nordisk's 2008 Annual Report was named the Best Integrated Report at the CR Reporting Awards 2010. Read news article.

April 2010 - Novo Nordisk, Best in Class in Norway

Novo Nordisk Norway has been recognised by Storebrand SRI for ‘Best in Class’ performance within the area of sustainability and social responsibility.

April 2010 - Four years, four top scores for Novo Nordisk ethics

For the fourth consecutive year, Novo Nordisk was named one of the most ethical pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world on Ethisphere's 2010 World's Most Ethical Companies list.

April 2010 - UK Business award to Novo Nordisk

Through demonstrating a company wide commitment to Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) in the UK between 2006 and 2009, backed by evidence of collaboration and partnership between business and community organisations, Novo Nordisk UK was announced winner of the 2010 CSR award. Read news article.

April 2010 - Novo Nordisk wins 2010 Trans-Atlantic Business Award

Solid growth, commitment to research, and Triple Bottom Line efforts have earned Novo Nordisk the 2010 Trans-Atlantic Business Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (AmCham).

March 2010 - Double award for France as Great Place to Work 2010

Novo Nordisk France received a place among the top 10 best places to work in France and the 'Special Award of Recognition' at this year's Great Place to Work ceremony in France.

For the full list of awards and recognition in 2009 see the annual report.


Ratings & Indices

Novo Nordisk is included in sustainability indices and rated on our social and environmental performance. Read more about ratings and indices.