Recognition

Monsanto is regularly honored with awards recognizing our employees’ innovation, leadership and workplace satisfaction. This recognition generally reflects feedback provided by our employees and others in the respective communities. We are pleased to highlight some of these awards here.              

Monsanto India recognized as a “Best Company to Work For” in India in 2014

Out of 600 companies, Monsanto ranked 35 overall and “No. 1 in the Industry” for Biotech and Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, due to consistent high performance over the past 10 years, Great Place to Work® inducted Monsanto India into the “GPTW India Hall of Fame” this year. Monsanto India has been recognized as a Great Place to Work seven times over the past 10 years. (July 2014)

Monsanto ranked #13 on 2014 List of The Best Multinationals in Latin America.

Monsanto placed #18 on the 2013 list and #11 in 2012. To be eligible to participate in the list, multinationals must have been recognized in at least three national lists of Latin America in the past year, have at least 1,000 employees worldwide, and have at least 40 percent of total employees working outside the country of origin. Monsanto was recognized for the success of its operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Guatemala. (May 2014)
 

Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognizes Monsanto as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2014.

Monsanto ranked number 38 on the list based on performance in seven key areas associated with corporate responsibility. The company ranked highest in human rights and employee practices. This is the fifth time Monsanto has been included on the magazine’s ranking of corporate responsibility performance of major U.S. companies. (April 2014)

 

Monsanto Ranks #46 on 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity

For the seventh consecutive year, Monsanto was recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. In 2014 Monsanto ranked 46th out of almost 1,300 companies that applied for the recognition. This is a significant achievement given that participation increased by 30 percent from 2013 -2014. Only 4 percent of companies that applied were recognized on the 2014 list. Monsanto was recognized for strong leadership support and talent-development initiatives, as well as a deep commitment to community philanthropy. In 2013, Monsanto placed 42nd. (April 2014)

Monsanto ranked among 2014 Best Places to Work in France.

Monsanto SAS has been ranked the 15th best big company to work for in France, according to the annual Great Place to Work® survey. The Great Place to Work® Institute France survey rankings are based on a combination of an assessment of employees’ responses to a survey about job satisfaction and an independent assessment of human resources management, company culture and well-being at work. The big-company category applies to those with more than 500 employees. (March 2014)

Monsanto Recognized as One of the 25 Best Companies For LGBT Employees.

Glassdoor.com, an online jobs and career community where people share workplace insights, recently ranked the 25 best companies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. Monsanto was ranked at number 16. To compile its list, Glassdoor looked at the 250-plus companies on the Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work 2013 list and compared the companies' overall ratings on Glassdoor.com, which are based on employee-generated reviews from Feb. 2013 through Feb. 2014. (March 2014)

 

Monsanto recognized by Human Rights Campaign with a 100% on 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, rates businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on best practices for LGBT workplace policies and benefits in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report. Monsanto also received a score of 100 percent on the CEI report in 2010, 2011 and 2013. (January 2014)

 

Monsanto Named by Fortune as one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2014

Monsanto has been named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine for 2014. Monsanto was recognized No. 2 in its industry sector. The "World's Most Admired Companies" list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors, and analysts. Attributes companies are rated on range from innovativeness and quality of products to retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and/or the environment. (February 2014)

Monsanto named one of MIT technology review's 50 smartest companies

Monsanto has been named to MIT Technology Review's 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list puts a spotlight on those companies which over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game. In selecting Monsanto, editors stressed the importance of the agricultural company's work in helping farmers meet the food and clothing demands of a growing world. (February 2014)

Monsanto recognized as one of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2014 by Chief Executive magazine.

Monsanto ranked #8, up from #11 in 2013, in the study of about 1,000 firms worldwide conducted in partnership with Chally Group Worldwide. Companies were scored on five key criteria including having a formal leadership process in place and the commitment level of the CEO to the leadership development program. (January 2014)

Monsanto recognized on 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

Monsanto was recognized on the 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index, produced by Toronto-based media company, Corporate Knights. Monsanto ranked 37th overall, and was 5th highest ranked among U.S. companies and 5th globally in the materials industry. According to Corporate Knights, Monsanto scored well in energy, greenhouse gas and waste productivity; and also in leadership diversity and innovation capacity. (January 2014)

Monsanto awarded the Sustainable Agriculture Company trophy by Vietnam's Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan

The "Vietnam's Top Sustainable Agriculture Companies and Individuals" list is a joint effort between the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Farmer's Association to recognize companies with best practices to develop Vietnam's Agriculture sustainably. The finalists were selected through the nominations and surveys carried out all over Vietnam and final review by the Organizing Committee. (January 2014)
 

Monsanto China selected as one of the Best Companies to Work For in Greater China in 2013.

This award, developed by the Great Place to Work Institute®, recognizes companies in the Greater China Area which put dedicated efforts into creating a great working environment. In 2009 and 2011, Monsanto China was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in China by Towers Watson and FORTUNE Magazine. 51 companies with around 100,000 employees in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan participated in the survey. Monsanto China was one of only 12 companies recognized on the final list. (January 2014)

Monsanto recognized as one of the winners of the 2013 ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame named Monsanto as one of the 2013 winners of its ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award for the company's work with the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project. The ND-GAIN is an annual award for contributions to awareness, science or action in creating resilience to climate change.

Monsanto ranks 14th on Science Magazine’s 2013 Top Employers list.

This survey measures reputation as an employer with people across the scientific industry. To develop the rankings, Science sent the Top Employers survey to over 25,000 individuals who had registered with AAAS or ScienceCareers.org. The final survey results were based on 3,656 respondents. Monsanto’s top three attributes from the survey were: innovation leader in the industry, has a clear vision, and does important quality research. Monsanto ranked #5 on the 2012 list and #16 on the 2011 list. (October 2013)

Monsanto ranked #12 on the Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

For the second straight year, Monsanto was recognized on this prestigious list, moving from #14 in 2012 to #12 in 2013. To be eligible for the list, qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,500 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent of their global workforce must work outside the company's home country. Monsanto placed on the Brazil, India, Argentina, Central America and Mexico "Best Companies to Work For" lists awarded by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Monsanto is the only St. Louis-based company and only agriculture company recognized in the award's third year. (October 2013)

Monsanto Recognized as a 2013 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace.

Every year the Dave Thomas Foundation announces America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry from its annual survey of U.S. employers. Monsanto ranked #58 on the 2013 list, and #4 on the Technology, Information and Research list. This is Monsanto’s first recognition by this organization. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt. (September 2013)

Monsanto 34th on Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

In Forbes’s most recent rankings of the top 100 most innovative companies, Monsanto was ranked 34th in the world and 17th in the US. These rankings were based on factors that include the company’s five-year average sale growth (%), five-year net income growth (%), enterprise value (in $ billions) and the “Innovation Premium”. (August 2013)

Monsanto Ranks #42 on 2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

For the sixth consecutive year, Monsanto was recognized as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. In 2013 the company ranked 42 moving up 2 places from 2012. In addition to our ranking on the top 50 list, Monsanto ranked second on the Top Companies for Global Diversity. (April 2013)


American Heart Association recognizes Monsanto as a 2013 Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Company.

Monsanto was recognized for the third consecutive year as both a Platinum Fit-Friendly Company and as a recipient of a Worksite Innovation Award for supporting wellness programs in St. Louis. The Platinum Level is the highest level of recognition from the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative. The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program is a catalyst for positive change in American business. Companies throughout the nation can be part of the Start! Initiative by demonstrating progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. (April 2013)


Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognizes Monsanto as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2013.

Monsanto ranked number 36 on the list based on performance in seven key areas associated with corporate responsibility. The company ranked highest in human rights and employee practices. (April 2013)


Monsanto named one of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top 50 Companies for Executive Women for 2013.

Monsanto was recognized for the company’s commitment to providing development opportunities for female employees in the form of leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities, a women’s resource group and educational support. In addition, 30 percent of Monsanto’s senior management roles are held by women. This is Monsanto’s first appearance on the NAFE list. (February 2013)

Monsanto ranks #44 on the 22nd Annual “Top 50 Employers” in Minority Engineer Magazine.

The readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minority engineers. These are the results of an annual reader survey mailed to randomly selected readers of Minority Engineer magazine. Monsanto ranked #46 in 2012. (January 2013)


Monsanto recognized as one of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2013 by Chief Executive magazine.

Monsanto ranked #11, up from #40 in 2012, in the study of about 1,000 firms worldwide conducted in partnership with Chally Group Worldwide. Companies were scored on five  key criteria, including: having a formal leadership process in place; the commitment level of the CEO to the leadership development program, as measured by the percent of personal time spent in these activities; the depth of the leadership funnel as measured by the percentage of senior management positions filled by internal candidates, as well as the percentage of middle-management positions filled by internal candidates; the number of other companies that report recruiting from the company being evaluated; and a shareholder value performance metric based on 10-year growth or decline in market capitalization. The final top-40 ranking consists of public companies with more than $1 billion dollars in revenue. (January 2013)

Monsanto Named one of Thomson Reuters' 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators.

Monsanto was named one of Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators based on a series of proprietary, patent-related metrics developed Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Solutions Business. (December 2012)

 

Monsanto ranked ­­14 on the Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

Monsanto was one of the 25 multinational companies selected for the list from a group of 251 qualifying multinational corporations. To be eligible for the list, qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,500 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent of their global workforce must work outside the company's home country. Monsanto was recognized for its outstanding workplace culture and in recognition of its reputation as a global employer-of-choice. Monsanto is the only St. Louis-based company and only agriculture company recognized in the award's second year. (November 2012)

Monsanto recognized by Human Rights Campaign as having a 100% on their 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, rates businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on best practices for LGBT workplace policies and benefits in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report. Monsanto also received a score of 100 percent on the CEI report in 2010 and 2011. (November 2012)


Monsanto ranked 5th on Science Magazine’s 2012 Top Employers list.

This survey measures reputation as an employer with people across the scientific industry. To develop the rankings, Science sent the Top Employers survey to over 23,000 individuals who had registered with AAAS or ScienceCareers.org. Monsanto’s top three attributes from the survey were: innovation leader in the industry, makes changes needed, and does important quality research. (September 2012)


Monsanto 16th on Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

In Forbes’ most recent rankings of the top 100 most innovative companies, Monsanto ranked #16 in the world and #9 in the United States. These rankings were based on factors that include the company’s five-year average sale growth, five-year net income growth, enterprise value and the “Innovation Premium”. (September 2012)

Monsanto wins Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award for 2012

This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees. The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility. (August 2012)

Monsanto ranks #8 on the “Top 50 Employers” in Workforce Diversity For Engineering & IT Professionals Magazine

The readers of Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe would provide a positive working environment for engineers & IT professionals who are members of minority groups. (August 2012)

Monsanto selected as one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2012.

Monsanto ranked #29 on the overall list and #18 among large companies. Computerworld singled out Monsanto’s employee recognition awards and leadership development programs as strengths for the company. (June 2012)

American Heart Association recognizes Monsanto as a 2012 Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Company.

Monsanto was recognized for the second consecutive year as both a Platinum Fit-Friendly Company and as a recipient of a Worksite Innovation Award for supporting wellness programs in St. Louis. Monsanto is one of 28 companies in the United States receiving both honors in 2012. The Platinum Level is the highest level of recognition from the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative. The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program is a catalyst for positive change in American business. Companies throughout the nation can be part of the Start! Initiative by demonstrating progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. (May 2012)

Monsanto Ranks #44 on the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List.

For the fifth straight year, Monsanto was named to the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. A total of 587 companies participated in 2012, up 11 percent from last year. In addition to its #44 overall ranking, Monsanto was ranked #9 on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention. (April 2012)

 

Monsanto named to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index Leaders for the second consecutive year.

The financial index is a list of the top 100 companies selected based on leadership in climate-related innovation and resource management programs, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, use of new technologies, pursuit of climate-related opportunities and environmental policies. Monsanto was cited for its efforts in delivering innovations that can help sustainably meet global demand by helping farmers get more from every acre of land, every drop of water and every unit of energy. (April 2012)

Monsanto recognized as one of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2012 by Chief Executive magazine.

Monsanto ranked #40 in the study of about 1,000 firms worldwide conducted in partnership with Chally Group Worldwide. Companies were scored on four key criteria, including: 1. Having a formal leadership process in place; 2. The commitment level of the CEO, as measured by the time and quality of involvement with the leadership process and development program; 3. The depth of the leadership funnel as measured by the percentage of senior management positions filled by internal candidates as well as the percentage of middle management positions filled by internal candidates; and 4. The number of other companies that report recruiting from the company being evaluated. (February 2012)

Monsanto ranks #46 on the 21st Annual “Top 50 Employers” in Minority Engineer Magazine.

The readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minority engineers. These are the results of an annual reader survey mailed to randomly selected readers of Minority Engineer magazine. (February 2012)

 

Monsanto Ranks #29 on Glassdoor’s 2012 Best Places to Work Employees' Choice Awards.

Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards rely solely on the input of employees, who provide constructive feedback on their work environment and senior management throughout the year via an anonymous survey. This is Monsanto’s second consecutive recognition by Glassdoor after placing #33 in 2010. The survey addresses eight key workplace factors that include work/life balance, career opportunities, communication, compensation and benefits, fairness and respect, employee morale, recognition and feedback, and senior leadership. (December 2011)