Great Place to Work® Names Monsanto Company One of the 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.

“At Monsanto, we believe it is important to create a diverse, inclusive work environment where our employees are empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day,” says Monsanto Executive Vice President of Human Resources Steve Mizell. “Ranking on FORTUNE and Great Place to Work’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity list is an exceptional honor and is a tribute to the culture our employees have built at Monsanto.”

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.

“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating throughout their teams.”

The 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® reviews.

In 2015, Monsanto was named a Great Place to Work® in 12 national lists, up from nine in 2014, and ranked No. 9 on the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list.