EF Announces Winners of the EF International Collaboration Excellence (ICE) Awards

 EF Announces Winners of the EF International Collaboration Excellence (ICE)

PR Newswire

LONDON, July 29, 2014

LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

EF Education First today announced Schaeffler and Monsanto Company as joint
winners of the EF International Collaboration Excellence Awards (EF ICE
Awards). The EF ICE awards were founded by EF Education First, the world
leader in corporate language training, to give businesses across the world the
opportunity to showcase exceptional cross-border collaboration projects.

The winning projects were chosen based on their achievement against five
criteria: scope and scale; the centrality of international collaboration; the
originality of the processes and procedures involved; quantifiable measures of
success; and the project's lasting impact. Schaeffler and Monsanto Company
scored equal highest overall on these criteria.

Schaeffler is one of the world's largest producers of rolling bearings and
linear products. With around 79,000 employees in over 49 countries, they
needed a structure to ensure that their employees around the world had an
equal level of support to reach their personal and professional goals.
International collaboration was key to development of the Schaeffler Academy
- a project that aimed to standardise the opportunities for employee
development worldwide.

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions
and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. It
has more than 22,000 employees in 68 countries that operate in a variety of
environments. International collaboration was central to the creation of an HR
Case Management System and an integrated HR portal to increase employee
engagement, identify and develop talents and shift mind-sets to achieve
operational excellence.

"We had many excellent entries for these awards, but it was Monsanto Company
and Schaeffler that scored highest against the criteria" commented Andy
Bailey, CMO, EF Education First. "These companies clearly demonstrated best
practice in operating successful projects involving employees from multiple
countries to achieve impressive results."

As their prize, Schaeffler and Monsanto Company will each be able to nominate
two executives to attend a residential, week-long English course at one of
EF's Executive Language institutes in either Boston (US) or Cambridge (UK).

About EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions

EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions, an EF Education First company, is
the world leader in corporate language training for multinational businesses
and public sector organizations. Over 1,500 organizations and 20 million
students worldwide have put their trust in us for a reason - we have proven
time and again that our training solutions generate real results. With a
worldwide network of offices in over 50 countries, executive language
institutes in Cambridge, UK and Boston, USA and the world's most advanced
online, on-demand language school, EF CLLS provides the highest returns on
language training investments. For more information on EF Corporate Language
Learning Solutions please visit: http://www.ef.com/corporate.

SOURCE EF Education First

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