NPC's Supplier Diversity Advocate Sheri Shafir was selected as the 2012 Advocate of the Year by the NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council (NY & NJ MSDC) at the Partnership Awards Gala on December 12, 2012 at the NY Marriott Marquis, NYC. The award demonstrates NPC's continued commitment to minority owned businesses and overall supplier diversity efforts. NPC Associates attending the Awards Gala standing: Steve Ovsiew, Sheri Shafir, Jarrott Lee, Kai Ding, Heather Kushnir. Seated: Caroline Wong, George Ochieng, Carol Danoff, and Sharyn Karlewicz.
On November 16, 2012, Sheri Shafir, Associate Director, Supplier Diversity, NPC was selected as the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a robust commitment to increasing the reach of the NGLCC supplier diversity initiative. The event took place at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
For the 5th year in a row, NPC has made the 2012 Vetrepreneur's list of "10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses". This recognizes NPC's continued commitment to veteran-owned businesses.
Sheri Shafir, Associate Director, Supplier Diversity, NPC was selected as a 2011 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine.
NPC has made its 4th appearance on Vetrepreneur magazine's April 2011 list of "10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses" in recognition of NPC's support of veteran-owned businesses. NPC is a 2 star corporate member of The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)-- the association that publishes Vetrepreneur magazine.
NPC was named the 2010 Corporation of the Year at the 3rd annual Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S) Conference held May 18-19th, 2010 in Newark, NJ.
NPC's supplier diversity efforts have been recognized by others in the industry. In 2010, Novartis made its 3rd appearance on Vetrepreneur's list of "10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses" in recognition of our dedication and concern for veterans in business.
Other recent awards
Novartis has also won the prestigious "NY & NJ National Minority Supplier Development Council (NY & NJ MSDC) 2007 Regional Corporation of the Year" Award. In addition, Novartis was also named Outstanding Corporate Supplier Diversity Award for 2007 by the National Minority Business Council (NMBC) and the Corporate Sponsor of the Year 2008 presented by the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO).