Sustainability is at the heart of Chr. Hansen’s strategy and purpose to "Grow a better world. Naturally". By pioneering microbial science, we improve food quality, health, and productivity for a more sustainable food system from farm to fork.
A taste of a sustainable food system
Every day, over 1 billion people have a taste of food products containing Chr. Hansen’s ingredients. And with nearly 150 years of experience in developing biosolutions, we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change and address some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, food waste and global health.
Through our products, we leave a positive handprint, as we enable our customers to reduce the use of chemical pesticides, increase yields, produce more with less, reduce food waste, and bring safe, healthy and tasty food to global consumers. With our probiotics, we support human health and well-being. Every year, we account for the share of our products that delivers a positive sustainable impact by assessing our revenue contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our commitments to Planet and People
We have accelerated our transition to a low-carbon future, as we are fully committed to decoupling our company carbon footprint from our economic growth in line with the Paris Agreement and the Science Based Targets Initiative.
At the same time, we believe in diverse and inclusive teams as the foundation for our innovation-driven company. That is why we work to strengthen our diversity, equity, and inclusion culture ensuring that you can bring your full self to work and unfold your full potential.
See all our Product, Planet and People targets and our sustainability performance in our ESG section.
Acknowledgments of our effort
Over the years we have been recognized internationally for our commitment to the sustainability agenda. For the past six years, Chr. Hansen has been listed on Corporate Knights’ Global 100 ranking the most sustainable corporations in the world. Our presence on the list was cemented in 2019, 2020 and 2022 when we were ranked no. 1, 2 and 2 respectively. In 2023, we were ranked as no. 18.
All are a clear result of our purpose-driven mindset, outstanding engagement among our employees and collaborative partnerships with our customers. See our Reporting and rankings.