Novo Nordisk climbs to the top ranks of climate management

In its latest ranking released in New York today, the Carbon Disclosure Project includes Novo Nordisk on the lists of the world's leading companies within carbon disclosure and carbon performance.

Novo Nordisk's disclosure score is up by 16 points from 73 in 2009 to 89 in 2010 and the company ranks 2nd in the health care sector. Novo Nordisk has also been selected for the new Carbon Performance Leadership Index which recognises the 48 best performing companies across sectors. The performance index counts only two health care companies.

Paul Dickinson, Chief Executive of the Carbon Disclosure Project, commented:
"Companies in this new Carbon Performance Leadership Index are demonstrating leadership in their commitment to manage greenhouse gas emissions. Companies which manage and reduce their emissions, maximize business resilience and capitalize on opportunities, will be the best placed to succeed as we move towards a low carbon economy."

In 2009, Novo Nordisk achieved a 32% reduction in CO2 emissions from global production sites against a 2004 baseline.

82% of the Global 500 responded to this year's Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire.

CDP pioneer

Novo Nordisk has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project since the first rating was made in 2003. All Novo Nordisk responses, including 2010, are publicly available from CDP's website.

The full CDP Global 500 report is available from here

Read more about Novo Nordisk's climate action programme here

About CDP

The Carbon Disclosure Project, founded in 2000, is an annual ranking of how well the world's 500 largest companies manage risks and opportunities related to climate change. The CDP represents 534 institutional investors managing $64 trillion in assets. As an independent not-for-profit organization, CDP collects key climate change data from some 2,500 major corporations around the globe. For more info visit www.cdproject.net