Monsanto Company Named One Of The World's Best Multinational Workplaces

   Monsanto Company Named One Of The World's Best Multinational Workplaces

Company recognized No. 14 on second annual global ranking of great places to
work

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Monsanto Company ranked 14  on the 
Top 25 World's  Best Multinational Workplaces list by the Great Place to Work®
Institute. 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.

"We are honored to be recognized on this year's list of top multinational
workplaces," said Steve Mizell, Monsanto executive vice president of human
resources. "This award is really in recognition of the hard work of our more
than 20,000 talented employees around the globe, each who has helped
contribute to building a culture where innovation, teamwork and the ideas of
others are valued as we work to support the sustainable future of
agriculture."

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 placed on the Brazil, India, Argentina, Central America and
Mexico "Best Companies to Work For" lists awarded by the Great Place to Work®
Institute.

"The companies listed on the second-annual World's Best Multinational
Workplaces List are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride
and camaraderie amongst their employees," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global CEO
of Great Place to Work®. "Monsanto's 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."

Monsanto has continually been recognized by leading third party organizations
as an employer of choice. Other awards received in the past year include:

  oScience Magazine's Top Employers
  oAchievers 50 Most Engaged Work Places
  oComputerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  oDiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Today the company also received a 100 rating, the highest possible, from the
Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate Equality Index. The rating recognizes
the company's support of the LGBT community through policies and practices
that foster a diverse and equal opportunity workplace. The practices the
company was rated highly on include its equal employment opportunity policy,
excellent spousal and partner health benefits and Encompass, Monsanto's LGBT
employee network.

"At Monsanto, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive
environment that is reflective of the talented people we employ," said Nicole
Ringenberg, Monsanto Encompass Network executive sponsor and vice-president
and controller. "We are proud of our efforts to champion for our employees and
recognitions like these are a great reflection of these efforts."

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. Follow our business on Twitter®
at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at
www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® Institute 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-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all
six continents.

CONTACT Kathleen Manning, Monsanto Public Affairs (314- 694-4554)

SOURCE Monsanto Company

Website: http://www.monsanto.com
 
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