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A century of probiotics excellence

Chr. Hansen is a world leader in probiotic health

Partner with a company that has a history of excellence and a future of innovation. Do business with one of the world leaders in microbiome-based probiotic health. We are the probiotic powerhouse.


Focus, dedication and scientific expertise

In 1873, pharmacist Christian Hansen started the first Danish production of pepsin preparations for digestive issues. 

This was 128 years before the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) officially defined probiotics in 2001. Today, we carry on Christian Hansen’s innovative work through our focus, dedication and scientific expertise.

We are a global pure play leader, delivering the best quality and most documented strains.  

One of the most sustainable companies in the world 

During the years we have been recognized internationally for our commitment and impact on the sustainability agenda. For the past four years, Chr. Hansen has been listed on Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, culminating in 2019, when Chr. Hansen ranked no. 1. In 2020, we cemented our position in the world elite of sustainable companies, coming in second on the list. 

We aim for a future in which qualitative microbiome-based probiotics are democratized into varied applications, recognized and understood by health care professionals as well as by consumers around the world. 

Our strong heritage with probiotics gives us an obligation to drive the global probiotics market to the next level. 

What we offer our partners 

Chr. Hansen offers its partners a branding strategy that activates the world’s most documented probiotic strains, plus trademark protection and regulatory and local sales support.  

Our distinctive consumer logos build value for your business in the eyes of health care professionals and end users.  



This communication is only intended for business-to-business and health care professionals. This communication is not intended for consumers of final consumer goods. Nothing on this page is meant to be perceived as an approved claim.

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