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.

novozymes-approachNovozymes supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, 193 countries agreed on a global agenda to tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges, from climate change to food security. Together with partners, Novozymes will play an active role in catalyzing sustainable solutions to some of these problems. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, aim to unite governments, NGOs, businesses and communities in driving the sustainability agenda for the greatest impact. Over the next 15 years, countries are expected to use these goals to frame policies, allocate financing and bring about changes that will help build a fairer and more sustainable world. Businesses have a key role to play here. Learn more about Novozymes’ commitment to the SDGs.

From trends to strategy

To ensure proactivity and agility in our response to an ever changing external environment we must ensure that sustainability trends are incorporated into our business approach. We therefore conduct annual materiality assessments where we review issues that are material to our business to inform our corporate strategy and sharpen our reporting. Learn more in Market trends in The Novozymes Report 2015.


Understanding the matrix

This illustration is a snapshot of the upper-right quadrant of the matrix and depicts only Tier 1 material issues. The issues identified here pose significant risks and/or opportunities for Novozymes and are considered the most important by our stakeholders. To ensure transparency, we also disclose our Tier 2 material issues. For information on these, refer to our GRI indicators under Supplementary.



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.

Here you can read more about our activities: