Danish company Novo Nordisk takes the lead  

in sustainability

2012.01.26

Novo Nordisk tops global list of 100 most sustainable companies.

Yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Danish world leader in diabetes care Novo Nordisk was ranked number one in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. The index is published annually since 2005 by Corporate Knights – a Canadian and North American business magazine.

Lise Kingo, executive vice president of Novo Nordisk, is proud of the acknowledgment and emphasises Novo Nordisk’s commitment to continue the sustainable growth path that the company has pursued for more than two decades.

-This is a wonderful recognition of our Triple Bottom Line approach and a clear indication that Novo Nordisk is poised for long-term business success. But most importantly it is an encouragement to continue to find new ways of growing our business in a way that is profitable, responsible and valuable for patients, employees and society, Lise Kingo says in a press release by Novo Nordisk.

Four Danish companies in the top 100

The aim of the Global 100 is to highlight the global companies, which are most proactive in managing environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

Number two and three on the list are Natura Cosmeticos SA and Statoil, respectively. Novo Nordisk’s sister company, Novozymes is rated number four.

Four Danish companies are in the top 100. 

The wind turbine producer Vestas is number 31 and the medical devices manufacturer Coloplast is number 84.

For more information about Global 100:

www.global100.org

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