Sustainability recognitions

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

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 2017 with a record score of 90 out of 100. The high score can be attributed to our improved business practices, which 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 2016, we were once again recognized as best in class in the social dimension.

Read more at the Dow Jones Sustainability Indicesand the RobecoSAM website.






In 2016, CDP recognized Novozymes for our leadership on climate change action. With the inclusion in the global A list, Novozymes became leaders in climate change action for the second time in three years.

We were amongst the 14 companies from the Nordic region that made it to the Leadership level for the third year in a row. Our response was especially recognized for overall performance which reflects holistic approach to climate change and for a number of energy efficiency projects that helped us achieve our COreduction target.

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.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

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Novozymes has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

For more information, please visit FTSE4Good.




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.



Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index


In 2017, Novozymes ranked number 36 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 2017 Global 100 List.

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 2016, Novozymes was once again included in STOXX ESG Leaders index.

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 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and their response to industry risk factors.

Read more about the Euronext Vigeo Indices.



Novozymes has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global as of Oct. 25, 2016.

In composing the Ethibel Pioneer and Excellence Investment Registers, Forum ETHIBEL selects companies playing a pioneering or leading role in their sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. The selection is based on a best-in-class approach combined with exclusionary criteria. Detailed methodologies are available on the Forum ETHIBEL website.