Novartis Bangladesh celebrates annual Community Partnership Day
Community Partnership Day symbolizes the company’s commitment to make a difference in the communities where associates live and work
120 Novartis associates in Bangladesh joined their hands to support more than 350 street children and homeless people today through different activities and projects.
More than 23,900 Novartis associates worldwide are taking part in the company’s 22nd annual Community Partnership Day
Bangladesh, April 22, 2018 – Today, in celebration of the company’s 22nd annual Community Partnership Day, 120 Novartis associates in Bangladesh joined their hands to support more than 350 street children and homeless people through different activities and projects.
This year Novartis partnered Bidyanondo Foundation, a voluntary organization, who works to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable section of the society. Novartis associates engaged in volunteer programs covering a range of activities such as cooking and distributing food for the street children, playing games, telling stories and sharing knowledge on basic health and hygiene. Under ‘happiness distribution’ initiative, the employees presented dresses, shoes and school bags for the children as Eid gifts.
According to Sheikh Nahar Mahmud, Country President and Managing Director, Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd., "Community Partnership Day provides Novartis associates a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the society. It opens an avenue for returning more to the society by involving our associates in helping the underprivileged and spreading the message of individual and corporate social responsibility." Overall, more than 23,900 Novartis associates across 6 continents and 58 countries are supporting non-profit and local organizations, representing more than 191,200 hours of combined community service.
About Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited operates as a subsidiary of Novartis AG, a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited is a joint venture between Novartis AG (60%) and Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (40%) of Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh. The company provides healthcare solutions specializing in research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals. Novartis operates businesses with global scale and strong customer ties, focusing on innovative patented medicines, generics and eye care devices. The Company exports its products to more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.