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- 09/29/2016

The ‘Change the World’list

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Three companies from the household care industry made Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list for 2016, which ranks companies for their sustainability efforts.

Enzyme and microbes specialist Novozymes made the top ten, ranking 9th on the list, while Unilever was no. 28 and Indian Godrej Group was no. 49.

Fortune’s Change the World list recognizes the world’s top 50 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Fortune prioritizes companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more.

According to Fortune, Novozymes help industries make their products more eco-friendly, with examples ranging from efficient detergents to enhanced animal feed. Novozymes has helped customers save 60 million tons of CO2 emissions, and improve their water efficiency by 9% and energy efficiency by 15%. Also, enzymes that enables doing laundry at low temperature is an innovation that helps consumers reduce the electricity bill and reduce the global C02-outlet.

“If enzymes are nature’s secret sauce for managing our world’s resources better, consider Denmark’s Novozymes as the earth’s indispensable laboratory,” writes Fortune.

“We look at sustainability and profits as one conjunction,” said Novozymes’ CEO Peder Holk Nielsen. “Our task is to always try to do more with less.”

The ‘Change the World’ list is published in the September 1 issue of Forbes. You can see the full list here: http://beta.fortune.com/change-the-world