Today, Monsanto was 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.
“Monsanto’s ranking in the leaders index reflects an innovative approach to sustainable agriculture,” said Alyson Warhurst, Maplecroft CEO. “As part of its approach to sustainable agriculture, Monsanto develops advanced seeds and improved management practices that enable more efficient use of resources. In addition, the company has worked with academics to review the potential risks and opportunities of climate change on agriculture, and is focused on delivering innovative products and advanced farming techniques that can help both mitigate the effects of climate change and enable farmers to adapt to changing conditions.”
“As a society, we’re just beginning to feel the impact of issues like climate change, water scarcity and the growing demand for food,” said Jerry Steiner, Monsanto executive vice president of sustainability and corporate affairs. “The challenges are big ones, which is why we’re dedicated to delivering tools farmers can choose to produce more, conserve more and improve lives.”
Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and the reduction of GHG emissions. To view Maplecroft’s complete methodology and results, visit www.maplecroft.com.