Monsanto Achieves WorldatWork’s ‘Seal of Distinction’

For the fourth straight year, Monsanto was recognized for organizational success in work-life effectiveness. The Work-Life Seal of Distinction recognizes employers who demonstrate leadership in creating a culture that supports employees at work and at home. Seal of Distinction recipients are organizations that set the standard for balancing work and personal time. As a result, their earned reputation as a great place to work helps attract top talent, who in turn help the organization reach or exceed its goals. Monsanto was one of 116 companies receiving this distinction.

“This honor reinforces that fostering a healthy work-life balance is about more than simply attracting and retaining top talent,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto executive vice president of human resources. “It’s absolutely foundational to Monsanto’s success. It’s what helps our people get the most out of their experience working here – allowing them to truly enjoy their time away from the office and to come back ready to do their very best work.”

The AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:

  • Caring for dependents
  • Health and wellness
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Financial support for economic security
  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Community involvement
  • Transforming organizational culture

“We congratulate our 2016 recipients who represent a wide variety of industries, demonstrating that enhancing employee engagement and work-life effectiveness is a business imperative for organizations of all sizes and strengths. These organizations are the pinnacle of excellence in workplace strategies that enhance employees’ lives,” said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork.

Ruddy added, “By understanding the value of investing in their employees, each organization has taken a critical step toward future business success.”