Sustainability is in our DNA
The planet’s population is growing, and consuming more – putting a strain on natural resources and calling for more sustainable solutions. Novozymes helps the world address some of these challenges. Used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, our innovative biological solutions improve the efficiency of processes both in industry and in everyday life, by saving energy, water and other raw materials while reducing waste.
The nature of our products makes sustainability an intrinsic part of our business. In 2016 alone, our solutions helped our customers save an estimated 69 million tons of CO2. That is equivalent to taking 30 million cars off the road!
Delivering world-class innovations
The possibilities for further developing enzymesImprovement in water and energy efficiency (and reduction of CO2 intensity) is measured by the reduction in an index that comprises resource use divided by gross profit, compared with the same index for 2014 efficiency levels. Consequently, these indexes measure Novozymes’ ability to create value while reducing its environmental footprint. and microorganismsMicroscopic, living, single-celled organisms such as bacteria and fungi. into new business solutions are vast. Every year, around 13% of Novozymes’ revenueThe amount of money a company earns through the sale of goods and services. is reinvested in R&D, and more than 1,400 of our employees work in R&D to create innovation that influences how our customers work and succeed. In 2016, we launched eight new products aimed at the Household Care, Agriculture & 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. and Food & Beverages industries.