Danish companies continue to play their part in the transition to a greener world
The latest data from the UN Global Compact and a review of the 20 largest Danish companies’ CSR reports reveal that Danish businesses are embracing the challenge to reduce CO2 emissions and are actively advocating for a green transition. 15 out of the 20 largest Danish companies have concrete targets to reduce their CO2 emissions, use more renewable energy or to increase production while using less energy. Furthermore, nine out of the 15 companies have targets that are in line with, or even more ambitious than the European Union targets for 2020. For example, LEGO, Denmark’s fifteenth largest company as measured by revenue, has a target to balance 100% of its energy use with energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Danish healthcare giant Novo Nordisk also has the same goal. Data from the group’s annual report shows that Novo managed to reach 78% of production with renewable energy in 2016. In A.P. Møller-Mærsk, which is by far Denmark’s largest company as measured by revenue, CO2 emissions per container have been reduced by 42% and the company aims to increase this figure to 60% by 2020.
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