Social commitment to human rights and corporate citizenship
Each year the entire organization carries out self-assessments which document how these minimum standards are being met with the possibility to conduct social audits to follow up on performance when relevant.
Novozymes' work on social responsibility is based on a two-pronged model: on the one hand ensuring that Novozymes' minimum standards are met throughout the organization, while on the other strengthening Novozymes' role as an active corporate citizen.
Compliance with minimum standards - using “The Ruggie Framework”
Novozymes has a long-established commitment to support the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). As a global company with significant production activities all over the world, Novozymes has implemented an internal set of Minimum Standards, based on the UN Global Compact’s principles for human rights and labor standards, to which every employee and business unit must adhere.
Each year the entire organization carries out self-assessments which document how these minimum standards are being met with the possibility to conduct social audits to follow up on performance when relevant. See our People Policy here and our position on Human Rights and Labor standards here.
Education - Corporate citizenship in Novozymes
We contribute to the Global Goals via our long term target to Educate one million learners by 2020. We will make our competencies in science understanding and environmental responsibility available to benefit and inspire the next generation of scientist and innovators. As a world leader in bioinnovation, Novozymes has a tradition of contributing to biotechnology education. We engage in projects and partnerships worldwide to teach young people about biotechnology and environmental responsibility. Learn more about the Educate programme here.