Sunday, 3 November 2013

Another Great Achievement by Biocon

Biocon. Asia’s leading Bio-Pharma company, has recently announced to have been ranked 6th in the Global “Top 20 employers” list for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector of the ‘Science’ Magazine. It has made a significant leap from the 19th rank in 2012 to the 6th rank this year. According to the top Employers Survey, the three key features associated with this prestigious firm are: “Socially Responsible, Clear vision and Quality Research”.
Biocon can also boast of the status of being the only Asian company in the Top 20 elite list for the last two years, accompanied by various global firms. This international status and ranking clearly reflects the growing brand value of Biocon, which is indeed supported by its dedicated employees, partners, shareholders and the chairman, herself. In this context, the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, Ms. Kiran Majumdar-Shaw has remarked, “The achievement of this distinction bears testimony to our efforts towards fostering a strong employer brand through various initiatives in acquiring and retaining top talent, building an engaged workforce and driving a performance driven culture. This is also a proud recognition of the high quality scientific talent that India has to offer. Our company’s goal is to leverage this deep pool of talent to make a significant difference to global healthcare.”
The firms in this list have been ranked on the basis of the following six parameters:
·         Innovative leader in the market
·         Loyal employees
·         Treats employees with respect
·         Socially responsible
·         Clear Vision
·         Quality research
The list of the Top 20 Employers includes:
1. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Tarrytown, NY)
2. Genentech (South San Francisco, CA)
3. Vertex (Cambridge, MA)
4. AbbVie (North Chicago, IL)
5. Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)
6. Biocon Limited (Bengaluru, India)
7. Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company (Cambridge, MA)
8. Novartis (Basel, Switzerland)
9. Boehringer Ingelheim (Ingeleim, Germany)
10. Biogen Idec (Weston, MA)
11. Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark)
12. DuPont (Wilmington, DE)
13. Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland)
14. Monsanto Company (Creve Coeur, MO)
15. Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA)
16. Roche - excluding Genentech (Basel, Switzerland)
17. Celgene (Summit, NJ)
18. Abbott (Abbott Park, IL)
19. Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA)
20. Bayer Healthcare (Leverkusen, Germany)
Selection Procedure for the Ranking:
Every year Science magazine conducts an online-based survey of the Top Employers in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical strata. Out of the total responses of 3,656, 36% work in the biotech sector and 37% in pharmaceutical companies, 65% have 10 or more years work experience. Of the total, 81% of respondents were based in North America, 10% in Europe and 7% in the Asia-Pacific. As always, the respondents ranked “Innovative Leader” as the most important criterion for choosing the best companies, followed by “Treats employers with respect”, “Socially responsible”, “Loyal employees”, “Clear Vision” and “Quality research”, respectively.
Source: Biocon