In 2015, the world market for industrial enzymes expanded by 10% to an estimated DKK 25 billion, driven mainly by currencies. Novozymes remained the market leader with a 48% share of the market.
CO2 emissions saved In 2015, our customers avoided an estimated 60 million tons of CO2 emissions by applying Novozymes’ products. The savings achieved are equivalent to taking approximately 25 million cars off the road.
In 2015, Novozymes’ generated value amounted to DKK 14,104 million. 86% of this amount was returned to society through the purchase of goods and services from suppliers, wages and pensions to our 6,485 employees, various types of taxes and duties to the community, and dividend and financial costs to our capital providers. The remaining 14% was reinvested in Novozymes to develop the company, and ensure competitiveness and future value generation for distribution among key stakeholders.
In addition to the 8% returned to capital providers, Novozymes bought back shares worth DKK 2 billion in 2015.
Total sales in 2015 increased by 4% organically compared with 2014. Exchange rates had a positive impact on sales, and sales were up by 12% in DKK to a total of DKK 14,002 million.
|Number of employees on Dec. 31||6,485|
|"Satisfaction and motivation" score in employee survey||77||≥ 75|
|"Opportunities for professional and personal development" score in employee survey||80||≥ 75|
|Frequency of occupational accidents (per 2.5 < 1.7 million working hours)||2.5||< 1.7|
|Employees promoted are women||41%||≥ 35%|
|Employee absence||2.0%||≤ 2.0%|
|RobecoSAM class rating||Medal**||Medal|
|CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) score||A-||A List|
|Estimated reduction in CO2 emissions through our customers' application of our products, in million tons||60||50|
|Adherence to the supplier program for responsible sourcing||100%||96.5%|
|* Compared with the 2014 baseline.|
|** The distribution of medals will be announced in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook, published January 20, 2016.|