We are an integral part of the communities that host our operations. Every year, our Community Partnership Day provides an opportunity for our associates to express their personal commitment to corporate citizenship.
The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), started by the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development with the Swiss and Swedish Development agencies, offers psychosocial support to children affected by HIV/AIDS in SA and 12 other African countries.
The HR department of Novartis, South Africa provides training and mentorship to enhance the NGO’s effectiveness in the region.
Novartis is one of the private Swiss companies that sponsor the Swiss South African Co-operation Initiative (SSACI). SSACI is a South African development-finance agency funded by Swiss and South African companies in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC). It is a unique public-private partnership between a government agency (SDC) and private-sector corporations, aimed at promoting the social and economic development of South African youth.