Monsanto Named by Fortune Magazine as One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Ranked No. 1 In Industry Group For 2015

Monsanto has been named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine. Monsanto was honored as No. 1 in its industry sector on the 2015 list, moving up from No. 2 in 2014.

“On behalf of Monsanto’s more than 20,000 employees around the world, we are proud to receive this recognition from FORTUNE for the second year in a row,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO. “This recognition is a testament to our outstanding teams and their efforts to work with others to deliver solutions for farmers around the world.”

FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts. Ranking attributes range from innovativeness and quality of products to the retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and the environment. Monsanto and others named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list were featured online last week and will appear in the magazine’s March print issue.

Monsanto’s employees around the world are dedicated to helping develop sustainable ways to feed our growing population. Learn more about what Monsanto does in Hawaii by watching “Monsanto Hawaii: Who We Are” and “Monsanto’s Connection to Hawaii and the World” or by visiting out About Us page.

Third-party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as an employer of choice. Great Place To Work® Institute named Monsanto No. 8 among the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces and Glassdoor® ranked the company No. 39 among the 2015 Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice Awards. The company also received awards recognizing its employees’ innovation, leadership, and workplace satisfaction by Forbes (World’s Most Innovative Companies), Science (Science Careers Top Employers), CR Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens), Computerworld (100 Best Places to Work in IT), DiversityInc (Top 50 Companies for Diversity®), Human Rights Campaign (Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality), MIT Technology Review (50 Smartest Companies) and Chief Executive (40 Best Companies for Leaders).