We believe that the plant microbiome can fundamentally change agriculture for the better, and we are motivated to maximize that potential.
We are intensely focused on meeting the needs of four groups of stakeholders: growers, consumers, the environment, and shareholders.
We are committed to:.
When conflicts between our commitments to these stakeholders arise, we will work to find creative solutions that meet the needs of all four.
We are a science-based organization focused on innovations derived from nature. Identifying the microbes that are most beneficial to crops and applying them in the optimal way requires a deep understanding of science, and a tremendous investment in research and development.
We are committed to being a motivating and healthy place to work.
To this end, we:
We will interact with others with transparency, respect, honesty, and integrity. We apply this principle to employees, partners, investors, regulators, growers, and consumers. This behavior builds loyalty, garners trust, and establishes an impeccable reputation, and it’s just the right thing to do.
We aren’t perfect and will inevitably fall short of these values on occasion. When that happens, we will acknowledge our mistakes and learn from our experiences so we can do better in the future.
Luis Marquez, senior scientist in Indigo’s Discovery department, joined us for a conversation on everything from evolutionary change in coral reef communities to the ancient “ah-ha” moment that gave rise to the wheat varieties of today. At one point, Luis paused our discussion of adaptive leaps, one of his areas of expertise and a topic on which he has authored many papers (see below), to recount a harrowing episode. While diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, his boat suffered sudden “structural failure,” took on water, and capsized thirty miles off the coast. One marathon session of treading water and a helicopter rescue later, Luis had experienced a change of heart and chosen to shift his studies from the high seas to more stable ground—a decision that directed his attention towards in-plant microbes and ultimately landed him at Indigo.