Novozymes, Lundbeck and D/S Norden top climate-friendly rankings

Danish companies recognised for reducing emissions

The Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) today released its 2014 rankings of companies that take a superior approach to climate change mitigation. And three Danish companies, Novozymes, Lundbeck and D/S Norden, were among 187 companies globally to make it onto the ‘A-List’ of companies doing most to combat climate change.

CDP is a non-profit organisation that provides a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information.

Economic ground for change
Paul Simpson, the head of CDP, believes there are strong economic arguments for reducing emissions. "The bottom line is at risk from the climate crisis. The unprecedented environmental challenges that we confront today are also economic problems,” he said in a press release accompanying the report.

"The businesses that have made it onto our first ever global list of climate performance leaders are to be congratulated for their progress; they debunk economic arguments against reducing emissions.”

Sustainability intrinsic for Novozymes
Flemming Funch, the vice president for supply engineering at Novozymes, expressed satisfaction about making it onto the top list. “We are delighted to have made the A-List, and to be recognised by CDP as being a world leader for corporate action against climate change,” he said.

Novozymes has initiated environmental programmes targeting emissions, both among its customers and internally. ”In 2013 alone, our solutions enabled our customers to reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 52 million tonnes,” Funch said.

“That is the equivalent of taking approximately 20 million cars off the road.  Internally we are also working intensively to reduce our emissions. We have succeeded in reducing our own CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent per ton of product produced compared to 2005.”