Sustainability recognitions

Novozymes values third-party recognitions of its sustainability performance and is honored to be included in a host of indices that benchmark its performance against peers and competitors.

Achieving sustainability recognitions gives credibility to its work, and Novozymes hopes this will inspire other companies to drive and improve sustainability performance.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Novozymes was awarded a Silver Class rating by RobecoSAM in The Sustainability Yearbook 2016 with a record score of 90 out of 100. The increase in score from 2014, when we scored 86, can be attributed to the dedicated work to improve our business practices. These improvements were inspired by best practices learned from RobecoSAM and peers in the high-performing Chemicals Industry.
RobecoSAM scores companies on three dimensions: economic, environmental and social. In 2015, we were once again recognized as best in class in the social dimension, and received top scores for half of the environmental criteria. Major score improvements were achieved in the economic dimension.
Read more at the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the RobecoSAM website






In 2015, CDP recognized Novozymes for our leadership on climate change action. With a maximum disclosure score of 100, we retained our position at the top of the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the second year in a row. With a performance grade of A-, we were not included in CDP´s A List, as our 2014 CO2 emission reduction fell just short of CDP’s threshold. Our response was especially recognized for its clear support for the climate deal at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

Read more at the CDP website



MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes

Novozymes is included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes with the highest possible rating of AAA. The MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes include companies with high environmental, social and governance ratings relative to their sector peers and cover both developed and emerging markets globally. In 2015 Novozymes was rated among ESG leaders in the MSCI World ESG Index in the Specialty Chemicals peer group.

For more information, please visit the MSCI website.


FTSE4Good Index Series

Novozymes continues to be included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. In 2014, Novozymes ranked among the top 2 percent in the Biotechnology sector and was thereby selected as a constituent to the FTSE4Good Index Series.

For more information, please visit the FTSE website.










Recognized for Sustainability Integration and Reporting

In 2014 Novozymes received a prestigious jubilee award from the Danish Institute of State Authorized Public Accountants (FSR). The award was given to Novozymes for its history of integrated annual reporting and its longstanding efforts to integrate sustainability into its business strategy.

Read more about the recognition in the FSR press release (in Danish).


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PRIME status by Oekom Research

In 2014/2015, Novozymes was again awarded PRIME status by Oekom Research, a rating that recognizes Novozymes as among the leaders in the Chemicals Industry peer group. This rating also qualifies Novozymes for investments which take ecological and social responsibility into account.

For more information, please visit the Oekom Research website.


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Global 100 Most Sustainability Corporations in the World index

In 2015, Novozymes ranked number 43 in an index of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world (the Global 100) maintained by Corporate Knights. The index quantitatively compares and ranks the world’s largest public companies based on key sustainability-related parameters.

For more information, please visit the Corporate Knights website.


STOXX ESG Leaders Indices

Novozymes is included in the STOXX ESG Leaders Indices, a group of indices that include the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria, based on ESG indicators provided by Sustainalytics.
In 2014, Novozymes was included in STOXX ESG Leaders index as well as in the two sub-indices:
  • STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders
  • STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders

For more information, please visit the STOXX website.


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Euronext Vigeo Indices

Novozymes is included in the Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 Index. To be included in Vigeo’s indices, companies undergo an assessment by Vigeo and are rated based on their level of commitment towards the sustainable development goals and their response to industry risk factors.

Read more about the Euronext Vigeo Indices.




Novozymes has been reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers since 20/03/2015. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that Novozymes can be qualified as a sector leader in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


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