Ranked at number 5 among global pharma and biotech companies in 2020, the Bengaluru-headquartered biopharmaceutical company said it has moved up from number seven in 2018 and number six in 2019.
Yes, On Friday, Biocon Limited has been ranked among the top five global biotech employers for 2020 on the US-based 'Science' magazine's annual 'Science Careers Top 20 Employers' list. According to the 'Top Employers Survey' of approximately 7,600 respondents from across the world this year, Biocon said in a statement its ranking was based on three key attributes: Innovative leader in the industry is socially responsible and has loyal employees. This year, the survey took place between 3 March and 3 May.
Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw - The ranking is a recognition of the passion that our employees bring to the employment, which allowed us to run essential and critical manufacturing, quality and supply operations with reduced staffing in spite of the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, thus minimizing the impact on patients and partners.
Notably, the top five global players in this year's list are Regeneron, Alnylam, Incyte, Syngenta and Biocon. Biocon was ahead of leading global pharma companies like Novo Nordisk, Roche, Eli Lilly, Abbott, Novartis and Pfizer in the 2020 rankings.