Novozymes as a supply chain partner

Novozymes supplier program integrates the evaluation of sustainability, quality, and commercial performance. The system covers all of our supplier management steps, from approval of new suppliers to performance evaluation.

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There is increasing pressure on our customers to act responsibly beyond company borders throughout the supply chain. We live up to customer expectations by setting ambitious targets for our performance as well as a strong organizational setup to ensure integration of sustainability into all business functions.

We take responsible sourcing seriously

Novozymes supplier program integrates the evaluation of sustainability, quality, and commercial performance. The system covers all of our supplier management steps, from approval of new suppliers to performance evaluation.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To systematically assess opportunities to improve performance and mitigate risk in our supply chain

  • Mitigate risks in order of importance and opportunity

supply-chain-responsible-purchasing-newSince 2009, Novozymes has systematically assessed suppliers from both a risk and opportunity perspective through the supplier program for responsible sourcing. The program evaluates suppliers based on their commercial, quality and sustainability performance, and it focuses on high-risk suppliers.

In 2015, we increased responsible sourcing efforts to include specific measures to decrease net deforestation in the supply chain. All of our suppliers of directly sourced agricultural raw materials shared either their policy against deforestation or signed a commitment letter stating that the materials they supply to us do not contribute to further net deforestation.

Furthermore, in 2015 we updated our Supplier Guidelines, which are communicated to all new suppliers. The new version includes criteria related to quality, environment, employee health and safety, human and labor rights, business ethics and supply chain management. The major additions were expectations regarding no-net deforestation and zero tolerance for land grabbing.

Read more on our responsible purchasing and supplier management program.