The data behind our performance

Actions speak louder than words. That’s why in 2002, we became the first company to have a fully integrated triple bottom line report. It’s also why we’re continuously setting and achieving ever more ambitious sustainability targets.

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Commitments and targets

We’re committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. We hold ourselves accountable by setting clear financial and nonfinancial targets. These are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

To keep us on track, we evaluate the success of our strategic priorities against a range of targets. These are for our business, employees and society, and our operations. Our targets seek to maximize the positive impact of our solutions while minimizing the negative impact of our operations. We monitor progress through long-term commitments and short-term milestones.

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Leading the way with science-based targets

The Science Based Targets initiative provides a clearly-defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reach net zero by 2050. Climate action is an integral part of our business strategy. We have been leading the way for many years. We were among the first few companies to set a validated science-based target in line with the 1.5°C pathway.

As of November 2022, Novozymes is amongst the first group of companies in the world to have committed to SBTi’s new Corporate Net-Zero Standard by having a net-zero by 2050 science-based target verified by the SBTi. While more than 2,000 companies have SBTi commitments, only about 85 companies have a net-zero science-based target verified by SBTi as per October 25, 2022.

Being a manufacturing company, we have significant climate impact in our value chain. That’s why our science-based targets cover scopes 1, 2 and 3. We’re fully committed to a net-zero future across all three scopes. There’s no time to waste.



ESG ratings & rankings

We’re recognized as a sustainability leader. We support the global call for collective action on material ESG issues. Many rating agencies and platforms endorse our strong commitment to ESG.

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Platinum medal

Ecovadis is a global collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings to customers. We have been awarded a Platinum Medal and placed among the top 1% of companies assessed by Ecovadis in 2022. Read more.

Certified Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner

Certified Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner

We have received the Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner badge in 2021 for our participation in Nasdaq’s ESG Data Portal recognizing our ESG performance.

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CDP Climate Change A list and ‘A-‘ CDP Water security

In 2022, we secured leadership ranking recognized on CDP’s Climate Change A List and received an “A-“ score for water security disclosures. Read our disclosures in full here 

MSCI ESG Ratings

Score ‘AAA’

In 2022, we received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. Read more.

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ESG Risk Rating: Low Risk

We have secured a ‘Low Risk ESG Rating’ by Sustainalytics in 2021. Further information is available on their website.

Constituent of the ESI

Constituent of the ESI

We have been a constituent of the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global since mid-2020. Detailed selection methodologies are available on the Forum ETHIBEL website.

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Prime status

We have been awarded Prime status by ISS ESG Corporate Rating. For further information on the underlying methodology of the rating please refer the ISS ESG methodology page.

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Constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that we have been independently assessed according to their FTSE4Good criteria and have satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

Did you know?

At COP26, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales awarded us the Terra Carta Seal. Along with other international corporations, we were recognized for our action-oriented commitment to a better future. To ensure we can all live within the boundaries of a healthy planet, we must work together, as the efforts of many far outweigh the efforts of one.

We'll continue to advocate for change by engaging in dialogue and offering our expertise to the many organizations we work with. These include the UN Global Compact, the World Economic Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce, The B Team, the UN Foundation and Business Fights Poverty.

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Our compliance reports

We’re a company driven by our purpose. So it’s essential that we’re transparent and accountable on key compliance requirements, including sustainability ones.

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