MonsantoNamedasaTop Companyfor Diversity DiversityInc Honors The Agricultural Leader With Placement On Its List Of The Top 50 Companies ForDiversity® Business Wire ST. LOUIS -- April 24, 2014 For theseventhyear in a row, DiversityInchasrecognized MonsantoCompanyfor its commitment to diversity with the inclusion of the sustainable agriculture company to its annualdiversitylist. Monsanto took the46thspot on the publication’s 14^th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking. TheSt. Louis based companyis the onlybusiness from the regionto make the list. “Monsanto is excited to again be recognized byDiversityIncfor our diversity and inclusion practices,” said Melissa Harper, Monsanto’s vice president of global talent acquisitionand diversity. “Withmore than22,000 people around the world, we take great pride in the variety of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our employees. This diverse, inclusive culture fuels our innovation and is essential to our success.” “Monsanto’s mission is to help farmers produce safe, affordable and nutritious food for our growing world,”addedHugh Grant, Monsanto’s chairman and CEO. “We need a diverse and talented workforce to deliver new innovations to increase food production, improve climate resilience and address challenges in agriculture for today and tomorrow.” In naming Monsanto to the list,DiversityIncspecifically cited the company’s exceptional leadership support, talent-development initiatives, strong employee resource groups and its commitment to supporting communities around the world. “Thiscompany is known for its deep community philanthropy and its increasing efforts to create an inclusive workforce,”said Luke Visconti,DiversityInc’sCEO. Organizationsparticipating in the reviewmust have at least 1,000 employees andare required tofill out a detailedsurvey divided into four areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity.More than 1,200companies participated in this year’s survey with only 50 selected for the list. For the full list ofthe 2014 DiversityIncTop 50 Companies forDiversity®,visit: www.DiversityInc.com. Being recognizedasone ofthe2014Top 50 Companies for Diversity®is just the latest honor for Monsanto. Earlier this year FORTUNEnamed the agricultural leader one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”and MIT Technology Review included it on its 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. Additionalhonorsinclude those from Great Place to Work^®(World’s Best Multinational Workplaces), Forbes (World’s Most Innovative Companies), Chief Executive Magazine (40 Best Companies for Leaders 2014), CR Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens)andComputerworld (100 Best Places to Work in IT).For more information on these recognitions and others, visittheMonsanto newsroom. 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® atwww.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on Facebook® atwww.facebook.com/MonsantoCo, or subscribe to ourNews Release RSS Feed. Notes to editors: Monsanto and the Vine Design are trademarks of Monsanto Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Contact: Monsanto Company Charla Lord, 314-694-2993
Monsanto Named as a Top Company for Diversity
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