New Delhi: Science Magazine has recognized Novozymes as the world’s second best employer in its 2017 Top Employers Survey.
The survey polls employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries to find the 20 companies worldwide with the best reputations as employers. The survey also identifies the characteristics which make the companies great places to work. Novozymes claimed top spot in the survey in 2015 and ranked sixth in 2016.
“We are honored to be recognized in the top ten of this prestigious list for the third year running,” says Senior Vice President Claus Crone Fuglsang, Head of Research & Technology at Novozymes. “We develop biological solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as the need for more food, better farming, renewable energy, and clean air and water. That is a daily motivation for everybody at Novozymes.”
Respondents to the web-based survey were asked to rate companies based on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change, and a research-driven environment. Respondents highlighted ‘Innovative leader in the industry’, ‘has loyal employees’, and having work culture values that are aligned with employees’ personal values as the key characteristics for Novozymes, helping determine its high ranking.
Science Magazine is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world’s top scientific publications. The 2017 Top Employers Survey is based on 6,950 survey responses from readers of Science and other survey invitees. Survey respondents came from North America (65%), Europe (25%), and Asia/Pacific Rim (7%); 94 percent work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and pharmaceutical companies.
For the complete ranking, click on 2017 Top Employers Survey.