Our compliance reports
Our compliance reports
Explore reports detailing our compliance to the United Nations (UN) global compact, the European Union (EU) task force for climate-related financial disclosures and reporting requirements on modern slavery.
Novozymes is committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as one of the means to support the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR).
We respect the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and we are a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles. We publish an annual statement under the U.K. Modern Slavery Act.
Please see our annual reports for more information on human rights impact assessments. Furthermore, our People Policy and our position on Human Rights and Labor standards are available here.
What is the UN Global Compact?
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is based on voluntary CEO commitments. It's the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The Compact supports companies to do business in alignment with the Compact’s Ten Principles. It also helps them act on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Our commitment to the UN Global Compact
We’ve been part of the UNGC since 2001. In 2011 we were one of only 55 inaugural members of Global Compact LEAD. This is a platform for UNGC participants who want to take their ESG performance to the next level.
We support the UNGC’s work on key sustainability topics and participate in UNGC local networks in Denmark, Brazil, USA, China and India.
Our Sustainability reporting
Since 2002, Novozymes has published triple bottom line integrated annual reports.
From 2011-2020, we also had additional sustainability reports with performance highlights that summarized the progress made against the UNGC’s Ten Principles, as our annual Communication on Progress (CoP). Below you will find an archive of these reports.
In 2022, we participated in the UNGC pilot to communicate progress annually via an online self-assessment.
Moving forward, we will report CoP on the UNGC website as per UNGC requirements. See our profile on the UNGC website for more information.
Novozymes COP 2021 statement and Pilot UNGC’s COP
EU Taxonomy disclosure
Below you will find an archive of our EU Taxonomy reporting disclosures
Combat modern slavery and human trafficking
The U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 aims to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking from companies’ business operations and supply chains. Companies doing business in the U.K. have to publish a statement describing the steps they have taken to ensure that these are not taking place.
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2016
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2017
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2018
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2019
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2020
Read Novozymes’ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - 2021
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Our policies guide everything we do, and in our position papers we clearly state our opinion on issues that matter to our stakeholders. Explore our positions and policies on a wide range of social and environmental topics.