Novozymes believes that corruption has a wide range of corrosive effects on society in general and on markets in particular. Accordingly, Novozymes has joined the United Nations Global Compact and thus supports working against corruption in all its forms.
Transparency and a clear position
Position on business integrity
Novozymes’ position on business integrity rests on six integrity principles to which all employees, including executives, officers and directors, must adhere (see below). These principles have been integrated into our global quality management system:
Novozymes neither accepts nor offers bribes in any form
- Facilitation payments:
Novozymes does not make facilitation payments
- Money laundering:
Novozymes does not contribute to money laundering. All financial transactions must be documented
- Protection money:
Novozymes does not pay protection money
The value of gifts given and received must not exceed locally defined triviality limits
- Political and charitable contributions:
Novozymes does not make financial contributions to political parties. Charitable contributions are subject to various restrictions
A dedicated committee on business integrity follows up on training, handles reporting of business integrity-related matters, and offers guidance requested by employees. Furthermore, all employees have access to guidance and may anonymously raise concerns about business ethics and corruption, including possible breaches of our integrity principles.
You are welcome to contact Novozymes for more information on our position on business integrity here.