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.

Human Rights

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.

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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.

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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

Novozymes COP 2020

Novozymes COP 2019

Novozymes COP 2018

Novozymes COP 2017

Novozymes COP 2016

Novozymes COP 2015

Novozymes COP 2014

Novozymes COP 2013

Novozymes COP 2012

Novozymes COP 2011


Compliance report

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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Compliance analysis report

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

In response to the financial risk climate change poses to the global economy, the Financial Stability Board created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The goal is to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information. As of 2022, TCFD reporting is mandatory within the EU. In alignment with our commitment to TCFD, we’re integrating climate change risk management into our risk management framework.

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Commitment to product stewardship and safety

Many of Novozymes’ biological enzymatic solutions serve as ingredients in consumer goods or are used as industrial processing aids. Novozymes is committed to ensuring product safety across the value chain.

Find out more

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.