The environmental data cover those activities that, based on an overall environmental assessment, could have a significant impact on the environment, cf. companies in the group.
Sites with activities considered not to have a significant impact are not included. Such sites comprise sales offices, R&D labs and sites with limited blending and storage of products.
Water includes drinking water, industrial water, and steam. The reported quantities are stated on the basis of the metered intake of water to Novozymes, and include both quantities consumed in the production process and in other areas. The reported quantities of steam are converted to volume running water and therefore subject to calculation.
Drinking water is water of drinking water quality.
Industrial water is water from lakes or groundwater from own wells that is not of drinking water quality, but which is suitable for certain industrial processes, e.g. for use in cooling towers.
When calculating the target for water consumption development compared to sales growth in local currencies, a correction is applied to account for changes in inventory. This is to ensure that the water consumption target accurately reflects the consumption applicable to the products sold in the period.
Internally generated energy is measured as fuel consumption converted to energy on the basis of the lower of combustion value and weight by volume. The associated emissions of CO2, SO2, and NOx are calculated on the basis of the amount of fuel consumed using annually determined conversion factors from Danish authorities and suppliers.
Externally generated energy is the input to Novozymes of externally generated electricity, heat, and steam. The associated emissions of CO2, SO2, and NOx are calculated using annually determined conversion factors from power plants or their organizations.
Fuel consumption does not include fuel for transportation.
When calculating the target for energy consumption development compared to sales growth in local currencies, a correction is applied to account for changes in inventory. This is to ensure that the energy consumption target accurately reflects the consumption applicable to the products sold in the period.
Raw materials and packaging
Raw materials and packaging comprises materials for fermentation, recovery, granulation, wastewater and sludge treatment, and packaging of products. Consumption of raw materials and packaging is converted into kilograms.
Wastewater is measured as the volume discharged by Novozymes. COD, dry matter, BOD5, nitrogen, and phosphorus in the wastewater are calculated on the basis of samples taken at the point of discharge.
Biomass is measured as the volume produced and transported from Novozymes as liquid fertilizer (NovoGro®) or converted to a fertilizer product with a higher dry matter content (NovoGro® 30 or compost). The nitrogen and phosphorus contents in the fertilizer are measured.
Waste is the registered volume of waste broken down into hazardous and nonhazardous waste, and by disposal method. Disposal methods include landfill, incineration, recycling, and other.
The amount recycled is the quantity sent for recycling to a certified service provider.
Emissions to air of ozone-depleting substances
Emissions to air of ozone-depleting substances is measured as consumption of CFCs, HCFCs, and halons.
Environmental impact potentials
The environmental impact potentials for global warming, ozone layer depletion, and acidification are calculated on the basis of 'Udvikling af Miljøvenlige Industriprodukter' (UMIP), published by the Institute for Product Development at the Technical University of Denmark.
Breaches of regulatory limits is measured as the number of incidents which is evaluated to be in nonconformity with environmental permits or environmental legal requirements.
Unintended releases of GMOs is spill of fermentation liquid to recipients which, based on criteria such as amount, type of recipient and authority demands, is evaluated to have an impact on the environment.
Minor GMO spills that are not considered to have an impact on the environment are not included in this figure.
Significant spills is measured as the number of spills of chemicals, oil, etc. into water, air, or soil, and include both on-site and transport related spills. Significance is assessed both on the basis of extent of the spill and impact on the environment.
Minor spills that are not considered to have an impact on the environment are not included in this figure.
Neighbor complaints is the number of registered environmental complaints.
Animals for testing
This item covers the number of animals used for all commenced internal and external testing undertaken for Novozymes.