This excerpt taken from the NVO 6-K filed Feb 9, 2009.
As a pharmaceutical company with global reach, Novo Nordisk is engaged in a range of activities to support sustainable development. All of these are founded on the companys corporate governance framework, the Novo Nordisk Way of Management. The annual report aims to capture the organisations footprint in terms of environmental, social and economic impacts on society. Hence, performance is accounted for in relation to targets, major achievements and key issues. The report does not provide full coverage of all the companys non-financial activities, as it focuses on the material issues. A full coverage of the companys non-financial activities can be found at annualreport2008.novonordisk.com. See scope of the report below.