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Last update 31 March 2022

Description of economic activities

Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products (NACE2 2110)

This company, incorporated in 2000, operates as a biotechnology firm based in Denmark mainly engaged in the production and sale of enzymes and microorganisms. It is based in Bagsvaerd, Denmark. It has the largest product portfolio in the world, with more than 100 types of enzymes and microorganisms and approximately 700 different products. The company operates in four key business areas, comprising enzymes, microorganisms, pharmaceutical proteins and biopolymers. Its enzymes are applied for various industrial uses, such as detergents and animal feeds, in the production of bread, wine and fruit juice, and also in the treatment of textiles and leather. Its enzymes replace traditional chemicals or additives and help to save water and energy in a variety of production processes. Novozymes Biologicals (microorganisms) offer biological solutions in areas such as institutional and industrial cleaning, wastewater treatment, plant care and aquaculture. Meanwhile, Novozymes Biopharma offers microbial fermentation and purification of biological compounds (pharmaceutical proteins) for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The company's manufacturing capabilities are used for contract manufacturing for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Its biopolymer division offers Hyaluronic acid (HA), a dual product portfolio consisting of new hyaluronic acid and traditional hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is used as an additive for cosmetics, dietary supplements, eye care, wound care and skin care applications world wide.
  • NOVOZYMES A/S

  • Denmark (DK)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: NOVO HOLDINGS A/S
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mr Joergen Buhl Rasmussen
  • CEO Total remuneration: N/A
  • Website: www.novozymes.com

Financial data

Number of employees

6,527
6,185
6,125
6,427

Revenue 1

2
2
2
2

EBIT 1

531
491
539
545

EBITDA 1

722
662
706
691

1 numbers are in millions

  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  N/A

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE): N/A
  • Bangladesh Accord: N/A

European Works Councils

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Standards and certifications

  • Global Compact:
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  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project): N/A
  • Modern Slavery Statement: N/A
  • Transparency Index: N/A
  • SA8000 Social Accountability: N/A
  • Integrated report: N/A
  • ISO26000: N/A
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  • Social Development Goals (SDGs): N/A

Global Reporting Initiative certification

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  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

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  • Accessibility: N/A

Other resources

Policies

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  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

  • D. 80/987/EEC:
  • D. 89/391/EEC:
  • D. 98/59/EC:
  • D. 2000/43/EC:
  • D. 2000/78/EC:
  • D. 2001/23/EC:
  • Council D. 2001/86/EC:
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  • D. 2002/73/EC:
  • Council D. 2003/72/EC:
  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
  • D. 2009/38/EC:
  • D. 2004/25/EC:
  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: N/A
  • Global CSR Rep Trak 100: N/A
  • BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands:
  • The Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces: N/A
  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies: N/A
  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
  • Best Global Websites: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 500: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 100: N/A

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