Novonesis: Bettering the world with biology – video

Legacy companies Novozymes and Chr. Hansen merge to create new company, Novonesis, ushering in a new era of biosolutions.

May 20, 2024

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Danish companies Novozymes and Chr. Hansen merged in early 2024 to become Novonesis. Novonesis means “A new beginning,” derived from the Greek word “genesis.” The name reflects a new era of biosolutions where innovation in biological sciences and technology will offer solutions to solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. By leveraging the power of microbiology with science, Novonesis is transforming the way the world produces, consumes and lives. In more than 30 industries, the company’s biosolutions are already creating value for millions of consumers and benefitting the planet.

By merging, the company is set to create a leading global biosolutions partner offering a broad biological toolbox and diversified portfolio. To meet customer needs, the company’s portfolio is split with one half focusing on enabling healthier lives and producing better foods, while the other half addresses reducing chemical use and targeting climate neutral practices.

The combined group will be home to global systems of R&D and application centers and manufacturing sites, employing approximately 10,000 talented and purpose-driven employees who are inspired by the power of biosolutions. Novonesis stands committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and is aiming for a 45% gender balance across all professionals and senior management by 2030.

With the power of two combined companies, Novonesis was founded to be a world-leading biosolutions partner promoting better business, healthy living and a healthier planet.

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