Stewardship and The Pledge

Overseeing Monsanto's work are many internal, cross-functional, global teams that work hard to examine our research and development, products, and processes to make certain we are obeying the law, meeting Monsanto's high stewardship standards, and operating with integrity in accordance with our Pledge values. Collapse to first paragraph: Various teams focus on product stewardship from lab to field to protect the safety of our people, communities and the environment.

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Stewardship of Crop Protection Products

Monsanto places the highest priority on the responsible development, manufacture and use of  crop protection products. Our Crop Protection Stewardship is focused on providing growers with sustainable choices that increase productivity as well as promoting the safe and responsible use of existing products such as glyphosate consistent with Monsanto’s corporate stewardship standards. We subscribe to international stewardship standards, including the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management issued by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and fully supported by CropLife International and its member companies, as well as the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Responsible Care Global Charter..

In addition, our crop protection products are regulated by appropriate government agencies in the United States and around the globe.

Monsanto continues to bring creative solutions to modern agriculture. As we do, we follow the principles of Product Stewardship – responsible development, management and use. Monsanto introduced our agricultural biologicals platform with BioDirect™ technology, which uses molecules found in nature that we expect to develop for use in topically applied crop protection and other products. Monsanto also is exploring the use of microbials through the BioAg Alliance, a collaboration with industry leader Novozymes. Microbials can help control crop pests such as fungi, bacteria, nematodes, insects and weeds. They also can stimulate plant growth and yield by improving access to nutrients.

Labels and safety data sheets for Monsanto's crop protection products, as well as other safety and technical information on Monsanto’s products, are available here.