Company culture

Rijk Zwaan has a unique company culture, aimed at involvement, team work and respect, with room for healthy, personal growth and development. Rijk Zwaan distinguishes itself in particular, therefore, with its people-orientated approach.

Close involvement and motivation
At Rijk Zwaan, it is one of our primary objectives to offer each of our employees an enjoyable and long-term job with an attractive salary and benefits. Our employees are closely involved within their own roles and work in a pleasant atmosphere in which people treat one another with respect. As a result, they are highly motivated to provide all our customers with top-quality seeds and top-class service.

Respectful contact
In order to realise our ambitions, Rijk Zwaan works from a number of key starting points. For instance, we set great store by being truthful in all our communications, so that all decisions are made on a sound basis. We also stand for friendly, open and clear contact with each other, with respect for each other’s opinions and ideas. Along with this go high moral standards and values, both internally and in our external business dealings.

Own initiative
The management within Rijk Zwaan is strongly decentralised: we expect our employees to act as independent entrepreneur. Decisions are made based on argumentation since it is not our style to blindly follow orders. After all, dynamic market conditions demand creativity, which in turn calls for employees to use their own initiative. We are convinced that this approach enables us to best serve our customers, whom we prefer to regard as our partners.



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