New Jersey has been home to Novo Nordisk since 1982, when it opened its doors on Alexander Road in Princeton. The April 2013 dedication of the corporation’s new US headquarters on Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro serves as testament to the company’s commitment to patients and the state. The $225-million redevelopment project created 1,100 full-time positions and more than 500 union construction jobs. Several unions were so impressed with this project that their pension funds invested in it, helping to make it a singular public- and private-sector collaboration.
The redesigned headquarters showcases Novo Nordisk’s dedication to its unique internal culture and commitment to employees’ personal growth – values that consistently earn them recognition as a top company to work for. The redeveloped building promotes innovation, teamwork and employee wellness with features such as a state-of-the-art cafeteria, a one-mile scenic walking path and quiet “focus areas” for employees.
Utilizing an existing structure and sustainable materials to construct a world-class building while limiting environmental impact, the new US headquarters also is consistent with Novo Nordisk’s Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approach to its business, encouraging decisions that are financially, socially and environmentally responsible.
The LEED Silver-certified campus is fully powered by renewable energy from wind, solar and hydro sources – features that are expected to result in a 30 percent reduction in energy costs.
Reflecting expectations for continued growth in the US, Novo Nordisk plans to initially occupy 75 percent of the building’s total capacity, leaving room for future expansion.
Novo Nordisk is also dedicated to being an active member of the community. From support of post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts to funding the Trenton High School Mentoring program to being the official title sponsor of this year’s Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, the company is committed to working with local groups and associations to make New Jersey a better place for the company’s families, friends and patients.
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