CEO statement

1.1 Strategy and analysis: Novozymes’ approach to sustainability
Novozymes’ overall approach to sustainability is framed by values and principles and is driven by our vision: “We imagine a future where our biological solutions create the necessary balance between better business, a cleaner environment, and better lives”. See also The Novozymes Touch.

We strive to make corporate responsibility and contributing to sustainable development an inherent part of the way we do business.

Novozymes’ business is steadily growing worldwide, it is increasingly globalized and expanding into new markets. These changes shape our main sustainability challenges.

Novozymes provides solutions to industrial processes. Our customers increasingly demand up-to-date solutions, for example, solutions that are resource-efficient and low in greenhouse gas emissions. Contributing to such solutions by making use of the potential of modern biotechnology is an important driver for Novozymes.

Please see The Novozymes Report 2008. This is our annual report, which integrates sustainability reporting and more traditional accounting.

Steen Riisgaard, President and CEO