Syngenta Group improved its position six spots over 2019 to rank No. 4 in the 2020 Science Careers Top Employers Survey. This year marks the 11th time in past 12 years Syngenta has been ranked in Top 20 of the survey, which highlights top employers in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries. This is also Syngenta’s highest spot ever in the global survey.
The annual survey identifies companies with the best reputations as employers, based on 21 characteristics, informed by more than 7,650 completed surveys from readers of Science and other survey invitees from representative industries. An independent research firm conducts the survey and uses a mathematical process to determine the driving characteristics of a top employer and to assign a unique score to rate each company’s employer reputation. Survey participants specifically cited innovation leadership social responsible as being among Syngenta Group’s strengths.
Camilla Corsi, Head of Global Crop Protection Research, said: “Our role as an innovation leader is built on a foundation of open collaboration. We have an R&D organization that is fully committed to partnering with institutes, universities and NGOs across the world to deliver new technologies into the hands of growers. There has never been a more exciting time to work in agriculture.”
The complete rankings of the 2020 survey can be found at the Science magazine website.
In a press release, Syngenta said that the recognition by Science magazine offers proof of the Syngenta Group’s commitment to be an industry leader in technology and innovation. The group’s mission is to deploy scientific innovations, technologies, and services to help farmers sustainably provide the world with better food, feed, fiber, and fuel, while conserving resources and protecting the environment. The company continues to invest in R&D to further support growers, strengthened by a recently announced R&D innovation center in Illinois, and acquisitions of Sensako and a leading Biologicals company, Valagro.
Syngenta Group is Swiss-based and Chinese-owned and employs 49,000 people across more than 100 countries. The group consists of four business units: Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China.
“Our scientists and researchers are proud of their work and are committed to the company’s ambition of helping farmers safely and sustainably feed the world,” said Gusui Wu, Head of Global Seeds Research. “Our future depends on innovation. In R&D, we try to create the conditions for accelerating innovation. These include strengthening the collaborative culture, putting science and scientists at the center and more closely connecting R&D projects with farmers’ needs and the challenges of the planet.”