Novozymes ranked best science employer in the world

Novo Nordisk, meanwhile, dropped to third

Novozymes has been named the top science employer in the world, according to the annual Top Employers Survey published by Science Magazine today.

The survey (here in English) ranked Novozymes ahead of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (US) and another Danish firm Novo Nordisk, which dropped down a spot from second place last year.

“We are very proud to be recognised as the best employer by this leading scientific journal,” said Per Falholt, the 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  great motivation for everybody at Novozymes.”

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Innovative and CSR conscious 
The survey cited Novozymes as being an innovative leader in an industry that treats employees with respect while being socially responsible.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (US) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (US) completed the top 5 in the rankings, while Genentech (US), Moderna Therapeutics (US), Roche (Switzerland), Monsanto (US) and AbbVie (US) rounded up the top 10.