The stories behind the numbers


Another eventful year

Let CEO Cees de Jong take you through some of the year's highlights

Three acquisitions in 11 months

- Welcoming three new members to the family and strengthening our position in microbial solutions

Revenue was EURm 949, up 11% from last year

Revenue & organic growth by segment

Financial highlights 2015/16

CFO Soeren Westh Lonning presents the most important key figures

At the sweet spot between technology and customers

We are enhancing the technical customer service worldwide through Global Application

New Sustainability Strategy responds to global trends

Watch how

Organic growth was 12%

Engagement does matter

Better business performance and engaged employees go hand in hand. We've set out on a journey to improve both.

Operating profit before special items amounted to EURm 268, up 15% from last year

Staying relevant through change

How do consumers evaluate food and health purchases? Will there be a food revolution in the years to come?

From animal rennet factory to center of excellence for enzymes

Chr. Hansen Graasten celebrates its 40th anniversary in perfect condition for the future

At the top of the table

Chr. Hansen is a much sought after partner when authorities are looking for reliable scientific input

Operating profit margin before special items was 28.2%

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Revenue & organic growth by region

A busy year for Natural Colors' Global Expertise Center

New state-of-the-art facility in the center of Europe, close to some of our biggest customers

Profit for the year amounted to EURm 184, up 13% from last year.



Protective food cultures offer a safe solution – naturally!

New strategy for sustainability

Better farming, less waste and good health. These are the cornerstones of the new Sustainability Strategy for 2020, which puts Chr. Hansen at the forefront of sustainable business.

7th best value creator

We are super proud to be ranked no. 7 in our industry in Boston Consulting Group’s annual list of the world’s most value creating companies. Read more about BCG 2016 Value Creators Ranking

Revenue & organic growth by segment: Food Cultures & Enzymes delivered organic growth of 13%, supported by very strong growth in bioprotective cultures across cheese, fermented milk and meat. Health & Nutrition realized 2% organic growth due to volume/mix effects, where Human health experienced strong growth, while animal health was below the first nine months last year. Natural Colors delivered 20% organic growth due to strong growth in most of its target industries.

Financial highlights

CFO Soeren Westh Lonning takes you through the most important financial highlights of Q3 2015/16

Did you know ...

... that on a daily basis more than 1.2 billion people across the globe consume a product containing Chr. Hansen ingredients?

Wine culture helped remove sulphites from red wine

The first organic red wine in Bulgaria is a fact – thanks to our innovative Viniflora® NoVa™ wine culture

Revenue & organic growth by region: North America realized 8% organic growth from primarily human health, natural colors, cheese and meat. In Latin America organic growth was 22% owing to strong growth across most product segments, while Europe, Middle East & Africa delivered 10% organic growth driven by natural colors and cultures for fermented milk, cheese and meat. Asia Pacific saw 21% organic growth delivered by fermented milk including probiotics, natural colors and cheese.

More corn – less chemicals!

In line with UN Sustainable Development Goals we are committed to support ‘better farming’.
Our alliance with FMC has launched its first product containing Bacillus to increase corn yield and plant robustness. The product is already getting much positive feedback from growers for the value it provides.

Continued strong growth

Check out our Q3/YTD results

New solution caters to the lactose-free segment

NOLA® Fit breaks down lactose to glucose and galactose, which additionally results in a naturally sweeter yogurt