ESG Portal

Learn more about how we manage material ESG topics at Novonesis.

  • Environment

    Explore our commitments, targets and actions to reduce our environmental footprint.

  • Social

    Explore our commitments to ensure a positive impact on people in the workplace, in our supply and in the communities in which we operate.

  • Governance

    Explore our proactive and transparent corporate governance structure that promotes responsible business conduct and long-term value creation.

People. Planet. Positive.

This is our sustainability ambition - to positively impact people and the planet through our innovation, operations, and employees.

It stands as a testament to our century-long legacy of driving change and our dedication to fostering a positive global impact through our innovation.  

Both legacy companies have been at the forefront of integrating ESG matters into its core strategy for years, responding to the growing interest from investors, customers and regulators.

We use this ambition to qualify what our solutions offer to our customers and the world and to identify areas of improvement in our value chain. We have set clear targets to manage our environmental and social impacts.


Please refer to the materiality assessment of both legacy companies until Novonesis reports for its first fiscal year, 2024.

As part of the integration, we are currently in the process of framing new policies and standard operating procedures for Novonesis. Until these are in place, the policies and positions from both legacy companies remain in place.

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ESG rankings & benchmarks

Our strong performance is recognized by many ESG rating agencies and platforms.

  • CDPClimate Change bagde A list 2023

    CDP Climate Change & Water Security

    In 2023, we secured leadership ranking recognized on CDP’s Climate Change A List and received a score of A- in CDP Water Security.

  • MSCI ESG AAA logo


    In 2024, we again received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

  • sustainalytics logo


    We secured a ‘Low Risk ESG Rating’ by Sustainalytics in 2023.

  • Corporate Knights logo

    Corporate knights

    In 2024, both legacy companies were recognized on the Corporate Knights Global 100 list, a ranking of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world.

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    UN Global Compact (UNGC)

    Since 2001, we have been member of the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to support UN SDGs.

  • ftse4good index series icon


    We remained a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series in 2023.

  • nasdaq ESG Transparency Badge novonesis

    Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner

    We were certified as a Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner badge in 2023, recognizing our commitment to clear and transparent ESG disclosure.

  • EcoVadis Platinum Medal 2023


    We have again been awarded a Platinum Medal and placed among the top 1% of companies assessed by Ecovadis in 2023.