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Activating on the SDGs: How Business-Driven Sustainability Will Change the World
Activating on the SDGs: How Business-Driven Sustainability Will Change the World

6 years ago - This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and Sustainable Brands on the power of purpose in driving business success. The Huffington Post is a media partner for SB’16 San Diego, Sustainable Brands’ flagship conference — June 6th-9th.

Audi, DuPont, Novozymes Among 20 Orgs Joining Below50 Coalition to Scale Up Sustainable Fuels
Audi, DuPont, Novozymes Among 20 Orgs Joining Below50 Coalition to Scale Up Sustainable Fuels

6 years ago - From investors to growers, producers, blenders and consumers, the below50 initiative, launched today, expects to attract every industry sector involved in the pipeline of sustainable fuels. Any company who produces, uses and/or invests in fuels that are at least 50 percent less carbon intensive than conventional fossil fuels can join below50.

7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year
7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year

6 years ago - There is widespread consensus in the global Sustainable Brands community that purpose is trending in the business world, especially among brands that are looking beyond the next quarter and trying to figure out how to thrive in the middle and long run. Such brands are not only wisely taking actions to future-proof themselves, but are also smartly leveraging a strong zeitgeist of purpose-driven behavior in society in general – that verifiable wave of health-conscious consumers, meaning- and balance-seeking employees, future-focused students and increasingly influential faith-based and spiritual communities.

Trending: Companies Turning to Big Data, Microbes to Help Increase Crop Yields
Trending: Companies Turning to Big Data, Microbes to Help Increase Crop Yields

6 years ago - Farmers in the United States could soon benefit from two new ways to increase crop yield that were announced this month.CropClimate is the latest use of big data to benefit agriculture. The web platform uses climate-, soil- and crop-modeling to link the effects of environmental conditions, weather and crop yield history and field management to develop more resilient crop production systems, reports Environmental Leader.

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Climate change: Solutions exist – let’s use them!
Climate change: Solutions exist – let’s use them!

6 years ago - The battle against climate change can be won by using existing technologies, establishing carbon pricing mechanisms, and phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. “Solutions exist for many of the problems we face – it’s about the political courage and long-term vision to implement them,” says CEO Peder Holk Nielsen, who is leading Novozymes’ delegation at COP21, in Paris.“We urgently need a meaningful cost on carbon emissions, designed to effectively alter our behavior, guide our decisions and incentivize solutions.”

Road to Paris 2015: Novozymes' position on climate change
Road to Paris 2015: Novozymes' position on climate change

6 years ago - Rallying for Climate Change ActionNovozymes supports an international agreement between governments on climate change, which seeks to limit global temperature increases to 2°Celsius, above pre-industrial levels.The Company believes that an effective agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) would drive the world towards a low carbon future, and include:

Novozymes And Lenzing Cooperating To Create New Textiles
Novozymes And Lenzing Cooperating To Create New Textiles

6 years ago - Novozymes and Lenzing AG announced a collaboration that has resulted in a unique method to maintain the superior look and feel of TENCEL® cotton blends. Known as Tencel CombiPolish®, the treatment ensures that the resulting textile is smooth and gentle – and that it continues to look great after wear and washing. *The Best Of Both Worlds* Tencel is the name of the lyocell fibers from Lenzing, the innovator of this new man-made cellulose fiber category. Lyocell is extracted from wood and resembles the quality of long staple cotton. Textiles made from Tencel are in general highly absorbent, soft, smooth and therefore friendly to the skin. When blending up to 50% Tencel with cotton, the result is a fabric with enhanced strength, sheen, and breathing properties.

Novozymes Encouraging Companies to Seize Opportunities Presented by SDGs
Novozymes Encouraging Companies to Seize Opportunities Presented by SDGs

6 years ago - Representatives of 193 countries met at the United Nations’ annual summit last month to agree on a global agenda for continued growth made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs tackle environmental, social and economic issues and will stimulate action from all sectors and stakeholders to build a more sustainable world. The goals reflect the fundamental changes the world needs now and in the future to tackle poverty and climate change, and grow sustainably and equitably. Over the next 15 years, countries are expected to use these goals to frame policies, allocate financing and drive changes that will help build a fair and sustainable world for all.

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Why investors are serious about sustainability
Why investors are serious about sustainability

6 years ago - Novozymes ranks among the top in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. But why does the ranking matter to investors and what do we learn from it? We asked two investment specialists from RobecoSAM to explain. For more than ten years, Novozymes has been recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which evaluates and ranks leading companies based on their sustainability performance. Once again, on Sep. 10, the DJSI announced that Novozymes scored 90 points out of 100 in the highly competitive Chemical Industry sector of the Ind​ex, placing the company among the top 3 percentile of sustainability leaders in their sector. ​

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative
UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

7 years ago - UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions.As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum taking place at United Nations Headquarters this week, a new multi-stakeholder coalition, co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), announced its intention to speed up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy in order to contribute to meeting the SE4ALL goals of doubling the global use of renewable energy and ensuring universal energy access by 2030.

Italy Will Be First Country to Require Cars, Trucks Use Biofuels from Ag Waste
Italy Will Be First Country to Require Cars, Trucks Use Biofuels from Ag Waste

7 years ago - Italy will soon become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC reports. The new fuels are made from agricultural waste such as straw rather than crops, and reduce the amount of land taken out of food production.The first commercial scale plant making fuel from straw opened in Italy last year. Beginning in 2018, all fuel suppliers in the country will have to include 0.6 percent advanced biofuel in gasoline and diesel. This will rise to 1 percent by 2022.

Novozymes recognized by CDP as world leader for corporate action on climate change
Novozymes recognized by CDP as world leader for corporate action on climate change

7 years ago - As a result of its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, Novozymes has been awarded with a position on the A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 by CDP, the international NGO that drives sustainable economies. Novozymes is one of the 187 companies that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance, earning a position on this global ranking of corporate efforts to mitigate climate change. The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation.

BASF, Cargill, Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone in Development of Bio-Based Diaper Material
BASF, Cargill, Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone in Development of Bio-Based Diaper Material

7 years ago - BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers — polymers that can absorb and retain extremely large amounts of a liquid relative to their own mass, commonly found in products ranging from diapers and other hygiene products. The team has selected the process for further scale-up.

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Novozymes joins the top 3 percentile in new Dow Jones Sustainability Index category
Novozymes joins the top 3 percentile in new Dow Jones Sustainability Index category

7 years ago - The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) announced that Novozymes received 86 points out of 100 within their new category, the Chemical Industry Sector. Novozymes’ score is in the top 3 percentile of sustainability leaders in their sector. This year Novozymes achieved the highest score for the Chemical Industry sector in both the Climate Strategy and Environmental Policy categories. “We are very proud of our achievement, and see this as a result of Novozymes truly prioritizing the integration of sustainability into our business,” says Mads Bodenhoff, Vice President of Novozymes' Corporate Finance. Novozymes highest increase in scores was found in the Operational Eco-efficiency, Social and Environmental Reporting and Talent Attraction and Retention categories.

Novozymes, Monsanto Discover Microbes That Can Boost Corn and Soybean Yields
Novozymes, Monsanto Discover Microbes That Can Boost Corn and Soybean Yields

7 years ago - Novozymes and Monsanto say they have discovered several microbes that are demonstrating increased yield in corn and soybeans, a result of ongoing collaborative research into microbial products farmers can use to help meet rising global demand for food stuffs.This year, the companies’ BioAg Alliance conducted research across 170,000 field trial plots in 70 locations throughout the United States. The companies expect to more than double the number of research field plots next season.

Novozymes wins textile innovation award for sustainable process improvements
Novozymes wins textile innovation award for sustainable process improvements

8 years ago - The Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC) revealed the winners of their annual innovation award recently in York, UK. As the world’s leading educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of color worldwide, the SDC award recognizes innovation that has the potential to be an industry game-changer. The coveted award was won by Novozymes for their patented Combi process, an innovative solution that makes it possible for textile manufacturers to combine the biopolishing and bleach clean-up process ( the removal of residual hydrogen peroxide) in the dyeing step, and in turn, save time, energy, water consumption and ultimately cost. Naturally better textile processing

LAUNCH Nordic Enlists IKEA, Novozymes in Quest for Sustainable Materials
LAUNCH Nordic Enlists IKEA, Novozymes in Quest for Sustainable Materials

8 years ago - LAUNCH — the strategic collaboration between NASA, NIKE, Inc., the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) — announced Friday it has added the expertise of a host of Scandinavian innovators in its continued search for sustainable materials. LAUNCH teamed up with Nordic-based companies IKEA, Novozymes, Kvadrat, Arla and a number of government institutions to announce LAUNCH Nordic, an initial step in taking the LAUNCH process to innovators around the world.

Novozymes Integrated Annual Report - 2013
Novozymes Integrated Annual Report - 2013

8 years ago - The year aheadOver the past few years, we have seen increased interest in the biotechnology industry from large chemical companies, a reflection of its immense promise. We do not see this interest waning in 2014. Although it may increase competition, it also helps draw more resources and attention to the biotechnology sector, helping the sector gain momentum.

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American Cleaning Institute Rolls Out Sustainable Products Initiative
American Cleaning Institute Rolls Out Sustainable Products Initiative

8 years ago - The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the nonprofit trade association representing over 120 companies in the US cleaning products industry — including BASF, Clorox, Dow, Novozymes, Method, Seventh Generation, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever, to name a few — has launched a new voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products industry’s sustainability profile.

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