Our Company Culture




Our core values are the essence of who we are, and have been passed down by our company’s founders, RW and Mary Nelson. They connect our globally diverse company and serve as the foundation for everything we do. Our values define how we treat our colleagues, our customers, and our suppliers. They remain constant in our ever-changing business, shaping our culture and guiding our success.

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Integrity with respect for our colleagues, our customers, our suppliers, and ourselves.

Integrity and respect are intrinsic to our culture and core to the Servant Leadership principles we adhere to. In addition to integrity, include: appreciation, competence, empowerment, modeling, pioneering, service, trust and vision. We look for employees who choose to do the right thing every day, even in difficult situations. Open, honest communication where all diverse viewpoints are respected is the foundation for innovation at Kemin.


Hard work with excellence in all our efforts.

We expect the best because that’s what it will take to remain a leading, global supplier of health and nutritional solutions. We must continually seek, listen and respond to our internal and external customers. We look for Individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work, who will be dependable, flexible, future thinking, and take the initiative to get things done and generate new ideas.


Continuous change as a way of life.

The world around us is constantly changing and we know that must be reflected in the dynamic products and services we offer our customers. Because of this, our business needs change, and often so do our job descriptions. At Kemin, we embrace change and look for adaptable candidates that will do the same!


Teamwork across functions and business units.

Collaboration is encouraged and expected at Kemin. Only by working together and proactively sharing ideas and information, will we reach our vision of improving the quality of life for half of the world’s population. Employees regularly work with colleagues in different departments, divisions and regions to produce the best outcomes for Kemin and our customers. The best team members are those who are humble and selfless, and willing to take the time to help others.


Passion about serving our customers.

Our customers are the catalyst to achieving our vision. Therefore, we don’t just sell products, we partner with our customers in ways that impact their bottom line and allow us to improve lives around the world together. This is only possible through an open, honest dialogue and unparalleled access to our technical experts and state-of-the-art research facilities.


Confidence in the value of our products.

At Kemin, we don’t just develop products. We discover molecules, understand how they function in living organisms, and ultimately know how to manufacture them in order to deliver important nutrition and health benefits through products consumed by people, pets and animals. Understanding the mode of action of our products has led to breakthroughs in efficacy and efficiency, as well as the development of new products and processes. We continually invest in research and development, including millions in new state-of-the-art laboratories in recent years.


Innovation and quality in processes, products and services.

Kemin was founded by true entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial spirit is still very much a part of our culture today. Employees who embrace this thrive in our company because innovation is everyone’s job at Kemin. We are constantly working to improve our processes, products, and services through continuous learning, exploration, and creativity. New businesses have been formed within Kemin as a result of employees identifying an opportunity to fulfill an unmet need.


Resilience in the face of adversity.

Not everything worth accomplishing in life is easy. Improving the quality of life for half the people of the world certainly isn’t easy - but it gives meaning to our work and the drive to constantly do more. We encourage employees to take risks, even fail from time-to-time, and tackle challenges head-on with a positive, solution-oriented attitude.