In Denmark, Novozymes reached #1 in Science Magazine’s annual Top Employers Survey today. The survey polls employees in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and related industries to determine the 20 best employers globally. The key driving characteristics of the ranking were ‘Innovative leader in the industry’, ‘Treats employees with respect’ and ‘Is socially responsible’.
“We are very proud to be recognized as the best employer by this leading scientific journal,” says Per Falholt, Chief Science Officer at Novozymes. “We develop biological answers to some of the greatest challenges of our time. Our growing world needs more food, better farming, renewable energy, and clean air and water. Our products really make a difference, and I believe that is a great motivation for everybody at Novozymes.”
The 2015 Top Employers Survey is based on 5,701 survey responses from readers of Science and other survey invitees. Survey participants came from North America (57%), Europe (27%), and Asia/Pacific Rim (11%); 92% work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and pharmaceutical companies.