Employees###Graf - Frequency of accidents###
Novozymes had 6,485 employees at the end of 2015, up 31 on a year earlier. The low increase was due mainly to the closing down of the hyaluronic acid activities and a general hold back on cost.
Diversity###Graph - Business Integrity Training###
Novozymes is committed to strengthening diversity while upholding the principles of merit-based employment and promotion. With 41% of employees promoted in 2015 being female, the annual share of employees promoted who are women has increased by 7 percentage points since 2014.
Rate of absence
Novozymes’ employee absence rate was 2.0% in 2015, compared with 1.8% in 2014. A strong focus on health initiatives for employees that are tailored to local needs is considered to have contributed to the low absence rate.
Despite a strong focus on employee safety, the frequency of occupational accidents increased to 2.5 per million working hours in 2015, compared with the record low of 1.7 in 2014. Enhanced safety awareness programs were introduced in 2015 to address the increasing number of accidents at the beginning of the year.
Business integrity training
97% of Novozymes’ employees completed business integrity training, compared with 94% in 2014. The high completion rates in 2014 and 2015 confirm Novozymes’ commitment to an organizational culture based on sound business ethics.
In 2015, overall adherence to Novozymes' supplier program for responsible sourcing was 100%. The program includes an evaluation of suppliers based on commercial, quality and sustainability performance. Novozymes increased its responsible sourcing efforts during the year to include specific measures to combat net deforestation in the supply chain.
Novozymes’ Citizymes program focuses on educating people outside Novozymes about the potential of biological solutions. It is estimated that Novozymes reached approximately 87,000 people through the program in 2015, compared with approximately 51,000 in 2014.