|Climate partnership with Novo Nordisk||Climate partnership with Novo Nordisk|
DONG Energy and Novo Nordisk launched in 2007 a climate partnership
together, 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 energy use to be more climate-friendly.
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 45 million DKK
The power is reserved from renewable sources
More than 130 climate partnerships with business', municipalities and organisations
DONG Energy is an expert on tailored consulting services which decrease energy consumption. Our climate partnerships with companies, municipalities and organisations aim to cut energy consumption and build a more environmentally friendly profile for the partner concerned. The partner can choose to convert the energy savings realised into the purchase of renewable energy.
Novo Nordisk - a member of the WWF Climate Savers Programme
In 2006 Novo Nordisk, a world-leading company in diabetes care, became a member of the WWF Climate Savers Programme. A target was set; by 2014 CO2 emissions from Novo Nordisk's global production are to be 10% lower than in 2004. Novo Nordisk is to achieve the reduction target through three levers. First priority was given to energy savings at Novo Nordisk's Danish production sites and the subsequent purchase of renewable energy.
Novo Nordisk climate partnership
Because of the partnership with DONG Energy Novo Nordisk now emits less CO2 than in 2004, despite the fact that production has increased significantly. There are also achieved annual savings of 45 million DKK after the necessary investment have been repaid. The plan was that Novo Nordisk's total electricity consumption from the Danish production was converted to renewable energy by 2014. This was achieved already in 2011 since surprisingly large energy savings was materialized. In total there is completed more than 300 projects on 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, witch 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
DONG Energy is continuously building on the experience gained through climate partnerships. To date we have entered into a climate partnership with more than 130 companies, municipalities and organisations. In the future we aim to advise even more companies, municipalities and organisations on energy savings through climate partnerships.