A renewable success - Novo Nordisk
Our consulting services specialize in advising on ways to decrease energy consumption. We partner with companies, municipalities and organisations to look at ways in which we can cut energy consumption. The partner can choose to convert the energy savings realised into the purchase of renewable energy. It is all part of our goal to build a better future that is friendlier to the environment.
In 2007, Ørsted and Novo Nordisk launched a climate partnership, as a new model for cooperation on energy savings, accountability and climate. The partnership allowed Novo Nordisk to speed up its target to reduce CO2 emissions significantly and convert to more climate-friendly solutions. The partnership has succeeded beyond all expectations.
- Pioneering model for cooperation between companies, municipalities and energy company
- Novo Nordisk surpassed the goal and got annual savings of 50 million DKK
- The power is reserved from renewable sources
- More than 130 climate partnerships with business', municipalities and organisations
Through the partnership with Ørsted, Novo Nordisk now emits less CO2 than in 2004, even though production has increased significantly. In 2016, the annual energy savings reached 100 million kilowatt-hours and in ten years, Novo Nordisk reduced its energy bill by DKK 270 million.
The plan was that Novo Nordisk's total electricity consumption from the Danish production was converted to renewable energy by 2014. This was already achieved already in 2011. They had already far surpassed the energy savings target.
In total, more than 450 projects have been completed regarding energy savings within heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting.
Wind power from Horns Rev II
The agreement was pioneering in that it also helped to secure the financial basis for the construction of the offshore wind farm Horns Rev II, which at the time of construction was the world's largest offshore wind farm. Novo Nordisk has committed to purchase power from the turbines as savings in energy consumption was realized.
A growing number of climate partnerships
We are continuously building our climate partnerships. To date we have more than 130 climate partnership with various companies, municipalities and organisations.