###ARTICLE ICC###The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to unite governments, NGOs, businesses and communities in driving the sustainability agenda for the greatest impact. Over the next 15 years, countries are expected to use these goals to frame policies, allocate financing and bring about changes that will help build a fairer and more sustainable world. Businesses have a key role to play here.
"The SDGs have guided Novozymes’ own long-term targets for fulfilling the company’s stated purpose of finding biological answers for better lives in a growing world."
“Novozymes’ groundbreaking technology in bioenergy, detergents, agriculture, food and feed makes us well placed to help achieve the goals relating to food security, sustainable consumption and sustainable ###RELATED###agriculture and energy,” says Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Novozymes. “By working with the SDGs, we can convert large global challenges into something that is actionable for businesses like ours.”
The SDGs have guided Novozymes’ own long-term targets for fulfilling the company’s stated purpose of finding biological answers for better lives in a growing world. Novozymes is among the forerunners in connecting business targets with the SDGs, which will put us in a better position to deal with future issues such as tougher environmental regulations, a price on carbon emissions, and the rising cost of natural resources like water.
“We know these factors will impact Novozymes’ business environment in the future, and by considering those aspects in how we prioritize our innovation pipeline, we will make it stronger,” says Pedersen. “Our targets will tell us whether we're succeeding in helping the world become more sustainable, while also ensuring our company’s continued growth.”