A large-scale assessment of Chr. Hansen’s entire product portfolio with more than 3,000 products shows that 84% of our revenue have a direct positive contribution to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development no. 2, 3 and 12. We do this by promoting sustainable agriculture, improving global health and reducing food waste.
The UN Global Goals were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 and set the direction for how to address the world’s biggest challenges over the next 15 years.
External assurance of data
The methodology, documentation and final conclusions of Chr. Hansen’s product assessment have gone through a limited assurance process, in accordance with ISAE 3000, by the international accounting company PwC.
A practical guide to assess impact
To assess where Chr. Hansen has the biggest impact, a prescreening was made, matching all 17 goals and 169 targets with Chr. Hansen’s business impact and potential opportunity.
The report “Let’s grow our future. Naturally. How ingredients contribute to the UN Global Goals” outlines the five-step approach that was developed to measure the contribution to the UN Global Goals. Find a more detailed description of the accounting principles.
To measure the contribution to the UN Global Goals, Chr. Hansen developed a five-step approach. It is a pragmatic way to measure business impact that is aligned with the preliminary recommendations given by the Global Reporting Initiative and the UN Global Compact. The report “Let’s grow our future. Naturally. How ingredients contribute to the UN Global Goals” describes the methodology.