Monsanto Company Named One of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Places to Work®

10/23/2013

For the second year in a row, Monsanto Company finds itself on the prestigious list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. This year, Monsanto ranked 12 in the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence, which identifies the top 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.

Monsanto ranks two places higher from the 2012 list and is the only St. Louis-based company and the only agriculture company recognized in the award’s third year.

“We are honored for the second time in a row to be recognized as a top multinational workplace,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto executive vice president of human resources. “I credit our winning to a culture which, because it is team oriented, non-hierarchical and entrepreneurial, gives our 22,000 dedicated employees around the world more opportunities to make professional contributions to the company while also discovering and developing their own talents.”

To be eligible for the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,500 employees worldwide, and have a global workforce where at least 40 percent of their employees work outside the company’s home country.

Monsanto placed on the national Great Place to Work lists in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Central America and India in 2013. The company has almost 22,000 employees around the world and more than half of the company’s employees are based outside of the United States, the headquarters for Monsanto.

“The companies listed on the third-annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future.”

Since launching the first best workplaces lists in partnership with FORTUNE magazine in the United States and Exame in Brazil in 1997, Great Place to Work now recognizes leading workplaces in nearly 50 countries. The World’s Best Multinational Workplace list is based on a pool of data from some 2,900 companies that were listed on Great Place to Work country lists. Every year, Great Place to Work analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 5 million employees and workplace culture analytics taken from 7,200 companies, which represent more than 16 million employees.

In 2013, Monsanto also received awards recognizing its employees’ innovation, leadership, and workplace satisfaction by Forbes (World’s Most Innovative Companies), CR Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens, ranking 36 overall and fifth in its industry sector), Computerworld (100 Best Places to Work in IT), DiversityInc. (2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity), National Association for Female Executives (2013 Top 50 Companies for Executive Women) and Chief Executive (2013 40 Best Companies for Leaders). For more information on these recognitions and others, click here.

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About Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com,au Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, or on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List

Great Place to Work’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.