Arysta LifeScience Recognized for Family-Friendly Workplace

Cary, NC (Sept. 30, 2008) ― Arysta LifeScience, with North American headquarters in Cary, N.C., has been named to Carolina Parenting Inc.’s 10th annual list of North Carolina Family-Friendly 40 Companies. The recognition is awarded to companies that help working parents by offering family-friendly programs, policies and opportunities. Arysta LifeScience was the only agricultural company selected for the honor this year.

Companies of all sizes are eligible for the award, which rates organizations on their readiness to listen and respond to parents’ needs as they strive to balance work and family. Some of the family-friendly benefits at Arysta LifeScience that won praise from Carolina Parenting included:

  • Comprehensive benefits;
  • On-site fitness center;
  • “Bring Your Child to Work” day;
  • Family activity days outside the office; and
  • Helping employees balance work/life demands

“Our culture is not defined by just the benefits we offer, but our entire attitude and environment,” said Amy Hoover, Human Resources Manager, Arysta LifeScience North America. “We’re very flexible with our employees allowing them to set their own work schedules. Rather than dictating their work hours or limiting their sick leave, we treat them like the professionals they are and focus on productivity rather than hours worked.”

Employees echoed this sentiment.

“Being a mother of three children who are involved in various activities, I would often find that my days did not adhere to the standard 9-to-5 schedule,” said Heather Niemiller, administrative professional. “Whenever necessary, Arysta worked with me so that I could balance work and family smoothly. Arysta has also sponsored family-friendly activities outside of the office for everyone to get together and have fun. My children love this! They have enjoyed the picnics, ball games and bowling parties we have attended and often ask when we are going to do it again. Overall, Arysta’s culture makes it possible for the mothers and fathers who work here to balance their career and home schedules with confidence knowing that Arysta places the same high value on family life as they do.”

Carolina Parenting’s N.C. Family-Friendly 40 Companies of 2008 were selected in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

About Arysta LifeScience Corporation

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and lifescience company with 2007 revenues of JPY136 billion (US$1.2 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global partners. More information on the company is available at:

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Linda Frerichs
Global Communications Head
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC
Tel: +1-919-678-4948