Monsanto Named by Fortune Magazine as One of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2014


ST. LOUIS--Monsanto Company announced today that it has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE magazine. Monsanto was recognized No. 2 in its industry sector.

“We are proud to receive this recognition from FORTUNE as it’s a direct reflection of the quality of the people here at Monsanto who are among the very best in the world,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s chairman and CEO. “These types of recognitions underscore the talent of our team, and the passion and pride they demonstrate every day as they work to deliver new innovations to meet the needs of our grower customers.”

The “World’s Most Admired Companies” list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors, and analysts. Attributes companies are rated on range from innovativeness and quality of products to retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and/or the environment.

Being named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE is just one of the latest recognitions for Monsanto. Just last week, the company was honored on MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. Additional accolades in recent months include those from Great Place to Work® (World’s Best Multinational Workplaces), Forbes (World’s Most Innovative Companies), Chief Executive Magazine (40 Best Companies for Leaders 2014), CR Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens), Computerworld (100 Best Places to Work in IT), and DiversityInc. (Top 50 Companies for Diversity). For more information on these recognitions and others, visit the Monsanto newsroom.

Monsanto and others named to FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list are featured online today and will appear in the magazine’s March print issue.

About Monsanto Company

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