MONSANTO COMPANY AMONG 2015 TOP EMPLOYERS

MONSANTO COMPANY AMONG 2015 TOP EMPLOYERS

SAN JUAN, PR – Third party organizations continue to recognize the agricultural company Monsanto as an employer of choice. This year alone, the sustainable agriculture multinational was listed as an employer of choice in World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, Science Magazine’s 2015 Top Employer survey, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Employer, and the 12th edition of the Mejores Patronos de Puerto Rico awards.

World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

For the fourth consecutive year, Monsanto Company has been named to the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. This year, Monsanto ranked No. 9 in the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence that identifies the top 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.

Monsanto was named a Great Place to Work® in 12 national lists, up from nine in 2014. Monsanto is the only St. Louis-based company and the only agriculture company recognized again this year.

To be eligible for the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have a global workforce where at least 40 percent of their employees work outside the company’s home country.

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Science Magazine’s 2015 Top Employer survey

Science magazine has recognized Monsanto as one of the world’s top employers, ranking the company No. 9 in Science’s 2015 Top Employer survey. The survey spotlights the 20 best companies in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries, as well as the characteristics that make them great places to work.

An independent research firm conducted the survey, which polled employees across related industries and academia around the world. Respondents from North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific Rim rated companies based on 23 characteristics including financial strength, easy adaptation to change and having a research-driven environment.

In fiscal year 2015, Monsanto invested approximately $1.6 billion in research and development. Monsanto’s R&D program focuses on providing farmers with valuable integrated solutions to help them mitigate on-farm challenges and bring more harvest to market. This total systems approach to agricultural innovation includes key development areas such as breeding, biotechnology, crop protection, ag biologicals and data science.

As agriculture and data science converge, a workforce with strong STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills has become central to meeting the challenge of making a balanced meal accessible to everyone while protecting natural resources.

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50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized Monsanto as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, ranking the company No. 30.

Monsanto and the other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 128,000 women and 69,000 minorities on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Employees considered everything from how comfortable they feel being themselves; the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace; the fairness of promotions; the degree of honest connection with coworkers; their access to senior leadership; who receives information and professional development and who doesn’t.

Scores also take into account how well-represented women and minorities are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively they experience their workplace on an index of factors where women and minorities tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues; and how favorably women’s and minorities’ experiences compare to the 139,000 men and 184,000 non-minority employees also surveyed.

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Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Employer

Monsanto has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.

Criteria for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title included an evaluation of the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Veterans employed by Monsanto are helping solve some of the world’s greatest food supply challenges and they have the support of an organization dedicated to employee success and development.

Monsanto will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and the January 2016 issue of Military Spouse Magazine. The complete list of Military Friendly Employers can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com.

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Mejores Patronos de Puerto Rico awards

In Puerto Rico, Monsanto Caribe, LLC was among the nineteen companies that were recognized during the 12th edition of the Mejores Patronos de Puerto Rico awards ceremony presentation held last August. Monsanto Caribe obtained third place in the medium-sized companies’ category.

The Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico study – coordinated by Aon, PLC, a global leader in consulting and outsourcing services, and El Nuevo Día – aims to recognize companies that strive to identify, develop and promote human resources programs that their employees value the most, while maintaining high levels of engagement and better business results. Companies that obtain recognition as Best Employers are better positioned to compete for talent. They attract, select and retain the best candidates via a solid reputation and through a good value proposition for the employee. These companies are focused on being facilitators of cultures and environments conducive to achieving full engagement from employees.

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For more information on these recognitions and others, see Monsanto’s list of workplace recognitions.

About Monsanto Company

Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows® at monsantoblog.com or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

About Monsanto Caribe

Since 1996, Monsanto Caribe LLC has been part of the Puerto Rican seed breeding industry, using the tools of modern biology to help farmers successfully feed, clothe and fuel our growing world. Monsanto’s operations on the island consist of agricultural biotechnology research and development of the best corn, cotton and soy seeds for farmers. The objective is to find the most desirable traits to improve crops and develop new seed with such traits. In Puerto Rico, the company has earned such honors as the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as being inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013. 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. For information in Spanish, please visit www.monsanto.pr, and follow our business on Facebook® at facebook.com/monsantopuertorico.

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