Novozymes' Approach

Novozymes supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To Novozymes, sustainability means adding value in the economic, environmental, and social spheres. This triple bottom-line approach has been adopted since Novozymes’ establishment. Today, our long-term targets are set to fulfill our stated purpose of finding biological answers for better lives in growing world. Learn more about Novozymes purpose, strategy and long term targets.


Sustainability governance

Sustainability is governed at the very top level of Novozymes – Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team – and sustainability activities and targets are anchored and executed across Novozymes’ functions and operations. Read more in Sustainability governance.


Novozymes’ materiality assessment is a systematic and rigorous process that integrates inputs from external stakeholders, trend analyses, and internal engagement with relevant departments e.g., Risk Management and Corporate Sustainability. Read more in Materiality.

Sustainability performance is a continuous journey

Novozymes has a strong track record of sustainability excellence. We believe that sustainability performance is a continuous journey and therefore have a number of targets and programmes to continue improving. See ESG integration to read more about our activities.

From Life Cycle Assessments to SDG Assessments

Novozymes uses Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies to assess the environmental impact of our solutions covering the entire life cycle from cradle to grave. Learn more about our approach.