Bengaluru: Biocon Ltd, Asia’s premier biopharmaceuticals company, has been ranked among the world’s Top Ten Employers in Biotechnology, according to an annual survey conducted by Science/Science Careers magazine. The company has jumped to No. 9 in ‘Science 2016 Top Employer’ ranking from No. 13 last year. Biocon is the only company from Asia to feature on this prestigious List.
According to the comprehensive 2016 Web-based survey of nearly 6,000 respondents, Biocon’s ranking is based on Key Attributes such as ‘innovative leader in the industry’, ‘is socially responsible’ and ‘has a clear vision.’ The Science and Science Careers’ 2016 annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries to determine the 20 best employers in these industries, as well as their driving characteristics.
Biocon Chairperson & Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, “We are delighted to be ranked among the ‘Top Ten Global Biotech Employers’ by Science Magazine. This is a recognition of Biocon’s high quality talent aligned with the vision of innovation led enterprise that is also socially responsible. It is a proud moment for all of us and a great motivation to keep pushing the boundaries to provide affordable access to therapies that can impact global health.”
She added “We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest strength and our work culture of unconventional thinking, focus on excellence, freedom of speech and high degree of empowerment instils confidence and a high sense of ownership in our people which drives them to make a difference.”
Science 2016 Top Employer survey stated, “When asked what makes the best companies the best, employees noted that the top firms operate as meritocracies, possess adequate resources, have trusted brands, and are responsive to stakeholders.”
The top five Biotech Employers are as followed: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, NY); Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark); Moderna Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA); Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN); and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA). Companies exhibiting these qualities include the rest of this year’s top 10 employers are given below: Novozymes (No. 6), Genentech (No. 7), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (No. 8), Biocon (No. 9), and Roche (No. 10).