TakeAction is our corporate employee volunteering programme that gives employees an opportunity to spend working hours supporting social, environmental or health needs. We do this by volunteering as an individual or part of a team, during working hours or after, or focus in a diabetes related cause or a cause in our local communities. Our TakeAction activities are a proof of our commitment to the society and beyond.

Over last seven years, Novo Nordisk Pakistan has been actively supporting the community with different activities focusing mainly on the social aspect of our Triple Bottom Line. We have won the TakeAction Award twice, which is the one of most prestigious awards within global Novo Nordisk for the following initiatives: 

  1. In 2019, the employees of Novo Nordisk Pakistan carried out a food drive to help the ones in need. This activity was conducted in Karachi, as a part of the TakeAction initiative. The employees were given the opportunity to cook the meal themselves and support the poor and hungry.
  2. In 2018, Novo Nordisk Pakistan organized an awareness drive, as a part of TakeAction initiative, to educate 500 female students of Station Secondary Girls High school-a low to middle income school located in the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad. This activity was conducted in collaboration with Alliance for Diabetes & Liver Diseases, Islamabad where multiple HCPs delivered an awareness session on diabetes and healthy lifestyle.
  3. In 2017, Novo Nordisk Pakistan celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day at Dar Ul Sukun as a part of TakeAction programme. Employees volunteered to brighten up the day of our elderly and spread smiles to their lives. It was a wholesome experience overall, and the Novo Nordisk Team remembered to accompany the forgotten elderly who are left behind by their families due to endless reasons. This day they were not forgotten and were made a part of something important and were given the love, care and time they look forward to at the facility.
  4. In 2017, Novo Nordisk Pakistan, Meethi Zindagi and Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, organized a Diabetes and Health Awareness Sports Festival to take action for inspiring and motivating children with T1 diabetes. The sports festival had a participation of teams of five schools, the Danish Ambassador- Rolf Holmboe, a team of children with Type 1 diabetes and Novo Nordisk TakeAction team who competed in various sports.
  5. In 2015, the employees of Novo Nordisk Pakistan volunteered to run a large-scale education campaign, helping the youth to understand the importance of health lifestyle. Through partnership with a leading NGO, more than 5000 children of secondary classes were educated on the subject.
  6. In 2010, the employees of Novo Nordisk Pakistan volunteered to help our fellow humans who lost their properties and family members during one of the worst floods in history. Novo Nordisk Pakistan not only helped communities to establish themselves but also supported rehabilitating the schools in the area.