The Regional President of Novozymes in Brazil, Pedro Luiz Fernandes says: “I'm very flattered that we're among the 100 best companies to work for in Brazil.”

He explains what he thinks is the essence of working in his organization: “People must possess three extremely important qualities: good will, a positive attitude, and integrity. Good will means readiness to cooperate; positive attitude means readiness to face challenges; and integrity means straightforwardness.”

Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation and has been operating for more than 20 years in Araucária, a town in the State of Paraná. Currently around 180 employees are working there.

The opinion of the employees is of vital importance
Novozymes’ biotechnology offers the customers major environmental advantages in their production by getting more out of less.

Pedro Luiz Fernandes says: “To Novozymes, sustainability is not only what we do but also how we do it. We conduct our business in a financially, environmentally, and socially responsible manner. As this recognition is based on the opinion of our employees, I think it indicates that we're doing something right, and I really appreciate that.”

About the Great Place to Work Institute
Every year, the research institute Great Place to Work Institute appoints the 100 best companies to work for. In order to select candidates, Great Place to Work uses a methodology widely adopted in 41 countries. In Brazil, the institute has a partnership with the magazine ÉPOCA.

To be eligible, companies must have over 100 employees and have been in operation for at least three years. Employees take part in a survey where they quantify their level of satisfaction with their immediate superiors, the company, and their peers. In a second stage, consultants from Great Place to Work visit each company to assess their human resources policies. The final ranking is the sum of both surveys, but the questionnaire has greater value.