Claus Stig Pedersen


Head of Corporate Sustainability



Throughout his career, Claus has been driven by the vision of combining “good for the world” with “good for business” and by being an employee at Novozymes, a global sustainability leader, he lives that vision every day. Claus holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Sustainability Management and he is appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Aalborg and the Copenhagen Institute of Technology. Through his university engagements, he eagerly contributes to the development of future leaders. Claus has been professionally engaged in sustainability for more than 25 years and he was one of the pioneers in the development of LCA methodologies and sustainability concepts for business. Before joining Novozymes, Claus was leading the Global Sustainability and Quality activities of the Hartmann Packaging Group. Claus Stig Pedersen is currently Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, he represents Novozymes in the UN Global Compact LEAD initiative and he is serving on the Sustainability Council to Ingersoll Rand. Previously, Claus has served on sustainability boards and councils to Walmart, Procter & Gamble and The Sustainability Consortium. Novozymes has received numerous recognitions for leadership in sustainability, including number one rankings in Dow Jones World, the STOXX Sustainability Indexes and the Carbon Disclosure project.

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