MONSANTO NAMED A BEST PLACE TO WORK IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MONSANTO NAMED A BEST PLACE TO WORK IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Sustainable Agriculture Company Ranked No. 24 for IT Professionals by Computerworld

LOUIS (July 8, 2015) – Computerworld has named Monsanto Company one of its Best Places to Work in IT. Monsanto ranks No. 24 on the 2015 list of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, its fourth appearance on the list.

“This is an exciting time to be in IT at Monsanto,” said Jim Swanson, Monsanto Chief Information Officer. “IT professionals have the opportunity to help solve one of the greatest challenges of our time: finding sustainable ways to nourish a growing world.”

As the world’s farmers will need to feed a global population that is expected to grow to 9.6 billion in 2050, Monsanto teams are innovating how agriculture utilizes information technology.

“Working in IT in agriculture has changed rapidly in the past few years, and it will continue to advance as we work to unlock digital yield,” said Swanson.

“The 100 organizations on Computerworld’s 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list realize that attracting and retaining a highly-skilled technology workforce leads to competitive advantage,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a tight market for tech talent, these outstanding employers attract the best and brightest IT pros with generous salaries and top-drawer benefits, then deepen their teams’ engagement with challenging, business-critical projects built around cutting-edge technologies.”

Access Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT list here.

Access Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT list here.

Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire about company benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Learn more about the list and Computerworld at computerworld.com.

Third-party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as an employer of choice. In 2015, Monsanto has been recognized as a Great Place to Work® in seven countries, individually, and overall in Europe and Latin America.

In Puerto Rico, the company has also earned such honors as the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as been inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013.

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, soybeans and sorghum 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 and 2014 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.