Recognitions

As a sustainability driven company, Novozymes is included in a number of indices that benchmark its performance, and has received numerous recognitions and awards.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Novozymes was awarded a Bronze Class rating by RobecoSAM in The Sustainability Yearbook 2015 in a new and more competitive sector – the Chemicals Industry. Novozymes ranked in the top 3 percent of sustainability leaders in its peer group, with top scores for several environmental criteria and best-in-class for the social dimension.

See more in this press release.

Read more and visit the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the RobecoSAM websites

 








 











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CDP recognizes Novozymes as world leader for corporate action on climate change

For the first time, Novozymes has been awarded a position on the A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Novozymes is one of the 187 listed companies that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance. Earning a position on this global ranking required Novozymes to demonstrate a superior approach to climate change mitigation. Novozymes also achieved a disclosure score of 100 – the best possible score - and earned a position on the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. Novozymes has been part of the CDP Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index since 2010.

See more in this press release.

Read more at the CDP website

 


CDP recognizes Novozymes as world leader for corporate action on climate change

CDP recognizes Novozymes as world leader for corporate action on climate change

FTSE4Good Index Series

Novozymes continues to be included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. In 2014, Novozymes ranked among the top 2 percent in the Biotechnology sector and was thereby selected as a constituent to the FTSE4Good Index Series.

For more information, please visit the FTSE website.

 

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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).

 


PRIME status by Oekom Research

PRIME status by Oekom Research

In 2014, 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.

 


PRIME status by Oekom Research

MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes

Novozymes is included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes. These include companies with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings relative to their sector peers and cover both developed and emerging markets globally. In 2014 Novozymes was rated among ESG leaders in the MSCI World ESG Index in the Chemicals Sector peer group.

For more information, please visit the MSCI website

 

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index

Novozymes has been ranked number 43 in an index of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world (the Global 100) maintained by Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company. The index quantitatively compares and ranks the world’s largest public companies based on key sustainability-related parameters.

For more information, please visit the Corporate Knights website.

 


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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 2014, Novozymes was included in STOXX ESG Leaders index as well as in the two sub-indices:

• STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders
• STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders

For more information, please visit the STOXX website.

 


STOXX ESG Leaders Indices

Business Green Leaders Award

Novozymes placed second and was awarded a ‘highly commended’ title in the ‘The Company of the Year’ category of the Business Green Leaders Awards 2014. The Awards celebrate business leaders who are driving the emergence of innovative and sustainable new business models and technologies. In their fourth year, the awards were more competitive than ever with over 260 entries.

For more information, please visit the Business Green website.

 


Business Green Leaders Award

Cleantech Index

Novozymes is included in the Cleantech Index 2010. The primary objective of the index is to reflect the growth and commercial success of the world's premier cleantech companies as demonstrated by the investment returns of their shares, i.e., capital appreciation and dividends.

Read more about the Cleantech Index and visit the Cleantech website.

 

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 sustainable development goals and their response to industry risk factors.
Read more about the Euronext Vigeo Indices.

 

 

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ET Carbon Rankings

Novozymes was ranked in the top 1% in the ET Global 1000 Carbon Index and received the Environmental Tracking Carbon Verification Leaders Award 2010, which recognizes companies that document and verify their greenhouse gas emissions. Novozymes was one of only seven organizations in the world whose reported emission figures for greenhouse gases were fully accepted because Novozymes' figures are externally verified and meet a standard accepted by the London-based Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), an independent nonprofit research organization promoting ecological and ethical investment systems. Furthermore, Novozymes is included in the ET Europe 300 Carbon Rating.

Read more and visit the EIO website.

 


ET Carbon Rankings

ET Carbon Rankings

Storebrand SRI

Storebrand is a Norwegian pioneer in socially responsible investment. In 2010 Novozymes once again earned "best in class" status for our leading financial, environmental and social performance in Storebrand's environmental and social responsibility analyses of 62 companies in the chemical industry. Like other companies in the top 30%, Novozymes qualifies for inclusion in Storebrand Principle Funds and Social Responsibility Investment.

Visit the Storebrand website.

 


Storebrand SRI

Ethibel

Novozymes has been reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers since 20/03/2015. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that Novozymes can be qualified as a sector leader in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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