Corporate Responsibility

How Smart Partnerships Can Help Us Fight Chronic Diseases in Africa

As WEF Africa gets underway, Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, emphasizes how novel solutions between the public and the private sector are needed to effectively fight the rising epidemic of chronic diseases in Africa

We all agree we need partnerships between the public and the private sector to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) require a better understanding between partners and innovation around institutional structures to ensure accountability, risk and benefit sharing, and value for money. These are fine words but, as the representative of a large, research-based multinational, I have found that things are not always that simple... 

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report


Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany—whose life science business in the U.S. and Canada operates as MilliporeSigma—recently published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. Available online at, the report details the company's activities across the globe in health, environment, and culture & education. 

Creative Thinking: The Not-So-Secret Weapon

By Jeffrey Whitford

At MilliporeSigma, we have fostered a culture of problem solving. I was fortunate to work with our CEO, Udit Batra, to help develop the problem-solving model for our organization. What I find so interesting about the process and the concept is that, at the end of the day, it’s all very simple. We use a simple model to address very complex and tough challenges that not only our organization and our 1 million customers face, but also brilliant scientists and researchers.

FedEx Marks 5th Year on CR Magazines’ 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

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FedEx is once again named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by CR Magazine, marking the 5th consecutive year for FedEx. The company ranked no. 82 based on their public disclosure of 260 data points across categories including: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

Curiosity Cube Inspires Hands-On STEM Exploration

By Tamara Hudgins, Girlstart

Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

Partnering to Counter the Threat of Drug-resistant Malaria

On World Malaria Day, new partnerships show what’s possible; by David Reddy, CEO of the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business

Today is World Malaria Day, when the world’s attention turns to a mosquito-borne disease that infects millions of people in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America each year.

Watch: Together We Can End Malaria for Good - New Videos from Novartis Mark World Malaria Day

The fight against malaria continues to advance, led by the hard work of countless people. On World Malaria Day, meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories.

Novartis is proud of the passion of our people and their dedication to the fight against malaria.

Meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories in our new series of videos:

Watch the full video - Together we can end malaria for good

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The Specter of Malaria That Resists Treatment, New Photo Essay from Novartis

The fight against malaria continues to advance, led by the hard work of countless people in their communities. On World Malaria Day, a new photo essay from Novartis presents a collection of scenes on the ground.

The fight against malaria continues to advance in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, led by the hard work of countless people like Agnes Akoth and Dismus Mwalukwanda, who head out every day to their communities with a firm belief that they can make a difference.

Aramark Launches Feed Your Potential 365 Campaign to Improve Consumer Health

Supports Healthy for Life® Commitment with American Heart Association by Establishing Feed Your Potential 365 Clubs in Communities Nationwide & Offering Online Curriculum to 500+ Non-Profit Organizations
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PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its five-year commitment with the American Heart Association to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, is launching Feed Your Potential 365, a public health and well-being campaign, to promote healthy lifestyles among all consumers, as well as families in underserved communities and Aramark’s customers, clients and employees.

Gildan Donates $518,000 USD to Mario C. Rivas Hospital in Honduras


Gildan is proud to announce the donation and inauguration of the external newborn ward at Mario C. Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The facility provides advanced care with specialized equipment and medical services to infants from the local community as well as the surrounding region. The inauguration took place on April 6, 2017 in the presence of the First Lady, Ana de Hernandez and Honduran Health Secretary, Delia Rivas.


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