We are engaged in projects to protect habitats and reduce the impact
of our operations on ecosystems and supports conservation projects at
or close to our sites.
At our production site in Brazil, the NovoECO initiative seeks to
revitalise the site´s green areas and boost biodiversity by planting
species of native flora, enabling animals like the small monkey
species Sagui monkey to thrive. The native flora is supported by a
seedling nursery that contributes to the reforestation of the area. To
protect the water sources, sanitary wastewater is treated and used for
irrigation of the green areas.
Forests are the most diverse ecosystems on land, because they hold
the vast majority of the world's terrestrial species. Forests are home
to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity6. At our site in Måløv,
Denmark, 65,000 m2 land is used for planting trees. It equals 24,000
mostly Nordic trees and the area will remain undisturbed to give good
conditions for high biodiversity.
Biodiversity is included in the planning of new facilities,
buildings and sites with respect to the biodiversity status of the
local area. To increase biodiversity close to our facilities, we are
phasing out the use of pesticides at our sites that otherwise could
result in contamination of surrounding soil and water sources, causing
loss of biodiversity and destroying beneficial insect populations.
More than 90,000 m2 lawns at our sites are converted to areas with a
higher diversity of grasses and flowers.
One of the factors that put pressure on biodiversity is climate
change with draughts, flooding and extreme weather. Mitigating climate
change has been our focus for many years working with sustainable
solutions and ambitious targets. We will continue to focus on climate
change and biodiversity by shaping resilient solutions for a