As governments work to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the Paris Agreement, CDP has announced its annual ‘A List’ of the highest scoring companies on climate action. Novozymes was once again included on the list due to the company’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate
“Apart from being honored to once again be recognized as a global leader on climate action, we are also extremely thrilled to see that business is making substantial effort to transit to a low-carbon world. The Paris Agreement and the SDGs are already working as the new compass for business,” says Claus Stig Pedersen, Novozymes’ Head of Corporate Sustainability. “It is exciting to witness the ongoing shift in the role of business as it realizes that some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, also represent some of the biggest future business opportunities.”
40 different energy-saving and process optimization projects were implemented by Novozymes in 2015, and the efforts helped the company reduce its CO2 emissions by 7% compared to 2014. Novozymes’ customers avoided an estimated 60 million tons of CO2 emissions last year by applying the company’s products, achieving savings equivalent to taking approximately 25 million cars off the road.
On average, Novozymes’ customers save 100kg CO2 for every 1kg of biological solutions product applied, and the company made history last year by becoming one of the first in the world to align its corporate strategy with the SDGs.