Corporate Responsibility Magazine Names Monsanto One of 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2015

Monsanto Ranks No. 41 Among Major U.S. Companies
Apr 21, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) named Monsanto Company to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2015. This is the sixth time Monsanto has been included in the magazine’s ranking of top corporate responsibility performance of major U.S. companies.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best corporate citizens by CR Magazine,” said Jesus Madrazo, Monsanto Vice President of Corporate Engagement. “This recognition is a testament to our employees and the farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and many others working alongside us to develop a broad range of solutions to sustainably grow enough food for a growing world.”

Monsanto’s commitment to stakeholder engagement, the environment, addressing climate change through adaptation and mitigation, and increasing transparency regarding its operations were essential in the company making this year’s list.

“More and more people are joining the conversation about food. We’ve taken significant steps to increase our transparency and engage in open conversations about how food gets from farm to table, and the role we play along the way,” said Madrazo.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures—collected from publicly available information in several key categories. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index. Visit to access the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

Third-party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as a good corporate citizen and an employer of choice. In 2015, Monsanto has been recognized as a Great Place To Work® in eight countries, as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Forbes® Magazine, and as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign. In addition, in 2014 Monsanto was recognized as one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, a Great Place To Work in 10 countries, a Top Employer by ScienceMagazine, one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, and one of the world’s 50 Smartest Companies. 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: and Follow our business on Twitter® at, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows® at or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine

SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine, the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List, which has been ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

SharedXpertise alongside the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association ( are also co-founders of the COMMIT! Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and since 2007 CR Magazine has managed the list. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 303 data points. The Ratings and Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) governs the methodology for generating the list.


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