Época magazine Best Place to Work
For the third consecutive year, Genzyme in Brazil was elected as one of the 100 best companies to work for, according to research done by the Great Place to Work Institute & Época Magazine. Genzyme is highlighted as one of the best companies with focus on education and private pension plans.
Top Employer 2010
An independent survey commissioned by the journal Science ranked Genzyme eighth citing it as one of the top life-science employers of scientists in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, Genzyme was the highest ranked company in New England. This was the seventh year Genzyme has been named a “Top Employer” on this reputable survey.
In their own words, our scientists share why they believe Genzyme is a top employer. Read more.
MHT Tech Citizenship Award
Genzyme was a recipient of the Tech Citizenship award from Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology. The MHT Tech Citizenship award recognizes the region's top technology companies giving back to their communities. In 2010, 23 technology companies from New England were honored for their corporate philanthropy and focus on partnering with local charities.
Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson College
Babson College inducted Henri A. Termeer, Chairman and CEO of Genzyme Corporation, into its Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs at its "World Stage" event benefiting the advancement of global entrepreneurship. Henri was honored for his extraordinary leadership and contributions on many fronts—the biotechnology industry, humanitarian assistance, policy issues, and innovation in providing access to health care.
Best Employer Belgium
For the fourth time, Genzyme’s Geel facility was listed among the top 10 “Best Places to Work” in Belgium, ranking eighth among companies with less than 500 employees. During this period, the manufacturing facility has grown from 150 employees to the current 365.
The Greater Boston Chamber inducted Henri Termeer into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. The outstanding leaders were selected for their significant contributions to the Greater Boston community.
Most Important Green Building
Genzyme Center was voted among the world's most important green buildings by Architect Magazine. 150 green building experts and advocates – including architects, engineers, educators, and critics from the U.S., the UK, Europe, and Asia – were asked to name "the five most-important green buildings since 1980," using whatever criteria they liked. Genzyme Center, designed by the German architectural firm Behnisch, Behnisch and Partner, earned the number three spot in the survey, with 9 votes.
Sustainable Development Award
Genzyme Lyon won the 2010 Sustainable Development Award. This event brought together companies to reward them for their commitment to the environment. With its 3000 m2 of photovoltaic solar panels covering the entire roof, Genzyme Lyon took home the Trophy for Greatest Energy Consumption Saving.