At Novozymes, we believe that there are a vast number of opportunities for building a better tomorrow. To seize these opportunities, we have defined a purpose and strategy for our company that will steer our priorities and direction.
Let's rethink tomorrow
Our purpose is "Together we find biological answers for better lives in a growing world – Let’s rethink tomorrow." This purpose is deeply rooted in our heritage and all we have accomplished so far. It also looks ahead to what we can achieve together with customers, consumers, governments, academia and others around us in terms of finding the sustainable answers that our world needs. And while our solutions are microscopic, we believe they can have a big impact and help address some of the major challenges the world is facing.
Partnering for Impact
Our strategy sets out four focus areas that will enable us to fulfill our purpose. The core of this strategy is our belief that we make the biggest impact through partnerships. We call our strategy "Partnering for Impact."
For Novozymes, partnerships mean deep-rooted collaborations with mutual benefits and obligations. A great example is the partnership we have with our customers. By working closely with customers and others around us, we can gain the necessary insights into how to help them succeed. The nature of our products allows us to get so close to customers that they are like partners. Our products are often integrated at an early stage in the customer’s value chain and are sometimes the key ingredients that set a company’s products apart from its competitors’ offerings. This might be in terms of effective stain removal in detergents, freshkeeping in baking or yield enhancement in agriculture and bioenergyBioenergy comes in the form of liquid fuels, electricity, heat and steam, and is produced from primary crops or biomass such as sugarcane, grains, agricultural residues, algae and household waste. In liquid forms, it is typically used to replace gasoline and diesel in transportation..
Only by being alert and truly understanding the social, environmental and economic realities of our partners can we create real and sustained impact. We can do this by optimizing our partners’ processes, reducing their environmental footprint, improving their profitability and creating breakthrough products. We are already doing this today, but we can do much more in terms of increasing impact, benefiting our partners and growing our company at the same time. Our strategic focus areas guide us in this.