As the management of Rijk Zwaan we would like to state the primary objective of Rijk Zwaan: to offer our employees an enjoyable and lasting job with good terms of employment.
An enjoyable job requires a pleasant, motivating environment. That is one of the reasons why we feel that our company culture is so very important. It is characterised by especially the following elements:
• An entrepreneurial spirit, with plenty of room for creativity and innovation
• Business ethics of the highest order
• A pleasant atmosphere, achieved in particular by openness and honesty; respect for other people; a team spirit and high moral
norms and values
The trust that we give our employees is rewarded with loyalty, high motivation, enormous dedication and close involvement. And we see that in the way our employees handle our customers, suppliers, the authorities and all other business partners. They can count on a reliable partner, a top product and a high level of service.
Marco van Leeuwen, Ben Tax, Kees Reinink
More than 1.000 varieties
Rijk Zwaan develops high-quality vegetable varieties for the agri-food industry. Nature provides us with all the diversity we need to develop varieties with an ever better combination of the desired traits. Thanks to the use of advanced R&D techniques, the speed and efficiency of plant ‘breeding’ is increasing all the time.
Since being founded by Mr. Rijk Zwaan in 1924, the company has enjoyed strong international growth and made increasing advancements in the areas of research & development, supply chain management and sales & marketing. As a family-owned company, Rijk Zwaan continues to be characterised by continual, autonomous growth and today ranks among the world’s top 5 globally active vegetable breeding companies.
Ruim 2000 medewerkers staan centraal
Rijk Zwaan gelooft er in alleen met sterk gemotiveerde medewerkers topkwaliteit en topservice te kunnen leveren aan haar partners. En die motivatie ontstaat alleen bij een hoge mate van betrokkenheid bij het werk, ruimte voor creativiteit, respectvolle omgangsvormen en een prettige werksfeer. In de bedrijfscultuur van Rijk Zwaan staat de mens dan ook centraal.
Sales in more than 100 countries
Rijk Zwaan’s seeds are sold through 28 subsidiaries. They are all in close contact with their relevant sales markets and they take local conditions into consideration in order to provide reliable professional advice. Rather than focusing merely on direct customers i.e. growers and seedling nurseries Rijk Zwaan also works closely with companies such as vegetable processors and retailers.