Novo Nordisk in the top of DOW Jones Sustainability Indexes

With 84 out of 100 points, Novo Nordisk keeps its position in the top of the DOW Jones Sustainability Indexes announced by SAM on 9 September, 2010. The top score in the healthcare sector was 85, average score 53.

Since the launch of the indexes Novo Nordisk has consistently been rated in the lead of the index.

This year, Novo Nordisk was rated best in sector on the social and environmental dimensions - two out of the three dimensions measured.

"Indexes such as this are helpful tools for analysts in their assessment of companies they are - or consider to be - invested in, and they also provide good guidance for us, as they seek to capture what drives long-term, sustainable value creation in a company. We are proud to be among the top performers in the healthcare sector again this year, and we are particularly please to see notable progress in all of areas we have been working to upgrade since last year. It shows that we are making good progress on our ambition to be a sustainable business - but we can, and will, do even better," says Susanne Stormer, vice president for Global Triple Bottom Line Management in Novo Nordisk.

Some statistics

SAM's analysis measures performance on three dimensions: Economic, environmental and social. Novo Nordisk's total scores in each category are:

  • Economic dimension - 79 compared to a sector best score of 85, and sector average at 59
  • Environmental dimension - 99, which is the best score, with a sector average at 59
  • Social dimension - 84, which is the sector best score, while the sector average is 47

In seven categories Novo Nordisk achieved the maximum score of 100 points:

  • Environmental reporting
  • Operational eco-efficiency
  • Climate strategy
  • Social Reporting
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Bioethics
  • Addressing cost burden

See Novo Nordisk's complete DJSI score here (new window opens).

Read more about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index here (new window opens).