|[April 25, 2014]
Monsanto Named One of CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2014
ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
CR Magazine named Monsanto Company to its "100 Best Corporate
Citizens" for 2014. This is the fifth time Monsanto has been included on
the magazine's ranking of corporate responsibility performance of major
"This recognition is a testament to the more than 22,000 Monsanto global
employees who are working together with farmers and partners around the
world to deliver a safe, affordable and nutritious food supply for our
planet," said Jesus Madrazo, vice president, corporate engagement at
Monsanto. "We are pleased this honor recognizes our commitment, but we
know there is much more work to be done and look forward to working
collaboratively across the industry to continue to advance sustainable
The "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list documents 298 data points of
disclosure and performance measures-harvested from publicly available
information in several key categories. The list ranks the Russell 1000
"We're pleased to honor the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for meeting the
highest commitment to the programming and transparency necessary to lead
the business community in the area of responsible corporate practices,"
said Bill Hatton, editor-in-chief of CR Magazine.
Monsanto's longstanding commitment to stakeholder engagement, the
environment, addressing climate change through adaptation and
mitigation, human rights, governance, philanthropy, financial
performance and supporting employees were essential in the company
making this year's list. This year's ranking also recognizes Monsanto's
increased levels of disclosure and transparency, as well as the
continued improvement of its sustainability programs, including:
Increased levels of disclosure through the Monsanto Sustainability
Report and Monsanto corporate website.
Increased formalization of stakeholder engagement processes.
Increased sustainability management structure through the development
of the Monsanto Sustainability Strategy Council.
Increased environmental footprint reporting in water, waste,
recycling, energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
Continued stron performance in employment and human rights
For access to the full "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list, visit www.thecro.com.
To learn more about Monsanto's sustainability and humanitarian projects
around the world, please visit www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture.
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based
solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and
food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and
large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving
more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn
more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com .
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About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com),
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
are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the
leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.
About the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List:
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999
in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR
Magazine since 2007. 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 298 data points.
The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Ratings and
Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association
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