Novozymes’ growth and long-term success are influenced by developments around the world, and how we perceive these changes impacting our business. The materiality matrix reflects the importance of those issues to our key stakeholders versus their impact on Novozymes, and it is used to guide our priorities for both our strategy and our reporting.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Novozymes continuously strive to strengthen our governance and management of these material issues. We have external targets/flagship initiatives for many of our material issues.
Our materiality assessment process
Novozymes’ materiality assessment is a systematic and rigorous process that has been aligned with the principles of double materiality. It allows us both to evaluate whether Novozymes has an impact on the environment and society and to identify how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affect the creation of long-term value. We have established a two-step process comprising a comprehensive assessment every three years and a light-assessment or refresh every year. The process integrates input from external stakeholders, trend analyses and internal engagement with relevant departments including Investor Relations, Risk Management & Controls, Quality, Sustainability, and our commercial divisions. This process results in a materiality matrix of economic and ESG issues.
The matrix reflects the importance of those issues to our key stakeholders versus their impact on Novozymes, and it is used to guide our strategy and reporting.
Our Materiality matrix in 2022
As a result of the materiality assessment performed in 2022, no new issues were added to our materiality matrix.