Corporate Responsibility & ESG

To us, putting good IT into practice for our customers also means making a more positive mark on society.

In addition to a general approach to proper and fair business conduct, we support the principles of responsible business in the UN Global Compact and report on our progress annually to the UN.
At NNIT, our CR policy is closely linked to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
We have identified four SDGs where we see our work adding most value, and we are committed to making a more positive mark on business and society through our activities within this framework.

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Watch this video to get an introduction to our work with Corporate Responsibility

Helping school children navigate in the digital world

NNIT is a founding partner of the Coding Class initiative in Denmark, which aims to open children’s eyes to the endless opportunities of technology so that they gain a better understanding of the digital world surrounding us.
We collaborate with Coding Class by giving school children an assignment that they have to solve using digital tools and coding.
To mention a few examples, the children invented games to help us exercise more during our workday and to help us sort trash and reduce water and food waste.

Ensuring IT talent development

Our Corporate Vice President Kristine Stenhuus is on the Board of the IT University
of Denmark (ITU). The Board is responsible for securing ITU’s interests as a leading institution of education and research within IT in Denmark.
Our CEO Per Kogut is Chairman of the Board of Digital Hub, whose purpose it is to attract top international talent, customers, and capital to accelerate growth in the Danish digital ecosphere.

Improving student morale about STEM-educations

NNIT is part of the technological alliance of "Engineer the Future",  where NNIT experts volunteer to teach young students about scientific educations. Through the program, our digital and technical experts show students the potential of working in fields such as Cybersecurity, IT in healthcare, VR and more.
Our experts volunteer by showing up and presenting their knowledge to students, as well as answering whatever curiosities they may have about the fields of technology and IT.


Increasing diversity and minimizing the gender gap

We are firm believers in equal rights and opportunities, and we believe that a diverse team performs better and thrives more. Our Diversity Policy serves to increase diversity at all levels across NNIT. In 2020, we reviewed our people policies regarding gender neutrality to ensure equality between all genders (e.g. in relation to parental leave).

We also analyzed the gender salary gap at NNIT in Denmark. In 2020, the pay gap
between women and men was less than 10%, and we will continue the work to
minimize gender salary gaps on both a local and global scale.


Improving our own infrastructure

We have chargers for electric cars placed at our HQ parking lot, and we are currently working to change our company cars to electric cars.

Innovative solutions

We help our customers lower their CO2 emissions, for example through our Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality services, which we accelerated in 2020. We offer a number of solutions in this area, including virtual meetings, faster assistance
from experts with no transportation and training simulations.

Our data centers run on green energy

NNIT owns two data centers and rents a third. Data centers are critical to the future
infrastructure of society, enabling digitization and effective utilization of data.
NNIT purchases 100% green energy for all our Danish locations, which means that our energy comes from either wind or hydro power. Furthermore, our own data centers are very energy efficient, ranking well under the European average Power Usage Effectiveness level (1.6), which results in lower energy consumption.

We are working on a solution in which the surplus energy generated from our data centers can be used for heating in the local community.

Lowering our CO2 emissions

In 2020, we began measuring our CO2 emissions on a global scale, with the intention of lowering them in 2021 and on beyond. This work is extensive, but we find it necessary.

Environmental, Social and Governance Principles (ESG)

We conduct annual audits of our internal and external impacts, so we continuously can improve how we operate, and in extension can leave a positive mark on our surroundings.

Our annual reporting focuses on elements such as share of renewable energy, employee health and turnover, and gender diversity in management and boards. Through these reports, we aim to improve conditions for NNIT's internal and external environments, and show our progress in doing so. 

As a benchmark, Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company, places NNIT in the top 100 global companies in the IT industry, with a low-level risk rating of 17.1.

NNIT's ESG Risk Rating of 17.1, categorized as 'low risk'

From 2020 and onwards, we are monitoring our energy and carbon footprint for NNIT locations and employees.
The carbon footprint gives a general overview of NNIT's total greenhouse gas emissions.

Measuring the carbon footprint of all NNIT's indirect emissions is a comprehensive investigative task, and thus identifying and collecting relevant data for additional areas are still ongoing.

However, aligned with our values of being open and honest, we encourage transparency and therefore present our 2019 and 2020 emissions based on both a locations-method and a market-based method of measuring emissions respectively: 

Total emissions:


  • Locations-based total: 6,057 tCO2-e
  • Locations-based per FTE: 1.89 tCO2-e
  • Market-based total: 2,348 tCO2-e
  • Market-based per FTE: 0.73 tCO2-e



  • Locations-based total: 3,817 tCO2-e
  • Locations-based per FTE: 1.2 tCO2-e
  • Market-based total: 1,098 tCO2-e
  • Market-based per FTE: 0.35 tCO2-e


Emissions per scope:


  • Scope 1: 110.5 tCO2-e
  • Scope 2: 4,509.9 tCO2-e
  • Scope 2 market-based: 800.4 tCO2-e
  • Scope 3: 1,437 tCO2-e


  • Scope 1: 123.1 tCO2-e
  • Scope 2: 3,411.1 tCO2-e
  • Scope 2 market-based: 692.1 tCO2-e
  • Scope 3: 282.6 tCO2-e


The analysis is based on the international standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (GHG protocol), the most widely used standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The GHG protocol divides companies’ direct, indirect, and value chain emissions into three scopes, thus covering all emissions stemming from regular business operations.

The reporting considers the following greenhouse gases, all converted into CO2 equivalents: CO2, CH4 (methane), N2O (laughing gas), SF6, HFCs and PFCs.

The locations-based reporting method of measuring greenhouse gas emissions is based on the three different scopes of the GHG protocol and calculated using external data of these locations' general energy-mix.

The data sources used are: World Resource Institute (WRI/US), International Energy Agency (IEA/OECD), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC/UK) and EcoInvent LCI Database. 

NNIT purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) or guarantees of origin (GoOs) for all locations in Denmark, including our two data centers. NNIT is thus guaranteed that the kWh electricity used over the course of a year has been produced as renewable energy and used in the electricity grid.

Like the Location-based reporting method, the market-based reporting method is based on the three GHG Protocol scopes. However, the market-based reporting method also takes into account NNIT's choice to purchase RECs/GoOs for all Danish locations, and omits emissions related to these. The remaining electricity not covered by RECs/GoOs are in the market-based reporting method calculated using a residual mix that is based on the remaining electricity production after all RECs/GoOs are sold.

NNIT has bought RECs/GoOs for all electricity consumption in our Danish locations since 2015.

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Brit Kannegaard-Johannessen

Senior Vice President, People, Communication, Marketing & Quality