News Releases: Sustainability

  • Tuesday April 18, 2017

    Continued Advocacy For Biodiversity Includes Participation In Broad-Based Efforts

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company announced today that it has reached key milestones in protecting species and promoting sustainable landscapes, two major components of its biodiversity strategy. Companies have a responsibility to protect and preserve biodiversity. Not only is it necessary to sustain life, provide habitat for wildlife, address climate change and protect waterways, biodiversity is also critical to agriculture and the ability to discover andmore...
  • Tuesday February 21, 2017

    Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment With UN Sustainable Development Goals And Position On Biodiversity

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together . Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We understand the crucial role agriculture has in feeding the world while utilizing themore...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017

    Strong Pipeline Of Microbial Products Designed To Boost Crop Yields In A Sustainable Way

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto’s and Novozymes’ collaboration to improve crop harvests through products containing naturally-occurring microbes, today announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. Yield increases among top microbial strains averaged over 3 bushels per acre for corn and over 2 bushels per acre for soy. Among the pipeline highlights is the Corn BioYield 2 project, whichmore...
  • Thursday January 5, 2017

    The Company’s Annual Research & Development Showcase Focuses On Reducing Inputs, Improving Grower Productivity And Identifying Ways To Mitigate Environmental Challenges

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced 2017 updates on progress made across its research and development (R&D) pipeline over the past year. The company’s commitment to this annual pipeline showcase is founded in a dedication to innovations that support farmers as they work to meet the needs of society while using natural resources more efficiently. The company’s industry-leading pipeline integrates seeds, traits, crop protection and datamore...
  • Friday September 23, 2016

    USDA-NRCS Also Commits $1 Million Through Conservation Innovation Grant To Farmer-Focused Project

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) recently awarded the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP) a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to help farmers better understand and adopt farming practices that help reduce climate change impacts. Monsanto announced today it also intends to make an additional investment of $1.6 million in thismore...
  • Tuesday August 30, 2016

    Corn And Soybean Crops Have The Highest Potential To Mitigate/Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 100 Million Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Be Eliminated From U.S. Agriculture By 2030

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agriculture can play a significant role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a recent scientific report. As part of Monsanto Company’s commitment to make its own operations carbon neutral by 2021, the company commissioned third-party expert ICF International to examine the potential for reducing GHG emissions through agriculture in the United States. The resulting report titled, “Charting a Path to Carbon Neutralmore...
  • Friday June 3, 2016

    Environmental Rankings Assess Largest Publicly Traded Companies Globally And In The U.S.

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto announced that it has placed no. 12 out of 500 of the largest U.S. publicly traded companies in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, which is created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor. This represents a dramatic jump from last year’s rankings when Monsanto placed 52nd. Monsanto continues to lead the agriculture sector in the Newsweek Green Rankings. The company also improved significantly on themore...
  • Monday March 14, 2016

    Report Highlights Progress On Sustainability Commitments; Reinforces Pledge To Be Carbon Neutral By 2021

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company today released its 2015 Sustainability Report. Since announcing some initial sustainability commitments in 2008, the company has advanced its principle of pursuing a broad range of sustainable agricultural solutions to help nourish a growing world. “At Monsanto, we are proud to work with our collaborators and partners to cultivate meaningful change as we continue to take decisive action to further embed sustainabilitymore...
  • Monday May 11, 2015

    Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal And Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment. “When it comes to growing food,more...
  • Tuesday August 26, 2014
    HUXLEY, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novozymes and Monsanto Company leaders this week highlighted how the companies’ BioAg Alliance is working to develop innovations for agriculture to boost productivity and further support the management of natural resources on the farm. The Alliance is expected to expand the research and commercialization of a new generation of microbials to help farmers meet the world’s demands for food and feed in a sustainable way. This year, the companiesmore...
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