Monsanto Joins the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for Equality

Global Agricultural Company Joins Group Of Leading U.S. Employers
That Support The Equality Act

announced today that it is joining the Human Rights Campaign
Business Coalition for Equality, a group of leading U.S. employers
supporting the Equality Act. The
Equality Act
is federal legislation that would provide the same
basic protections to LGBT people as are provided to other protected
groups under federal law.

“Monsanto is proud of our company’s diversity and focus on inclusion
which helps ensure that every voice is heard and every person is treated
equally,” said Steve Mizell, executive vice president of human resources
for Monsanto. “We believe that an inclusive workplace allows people to
truly bring their best and most innovative ideas to the organization
which is critical to our success.”

Monsanto has a long history of employing a diverse workforce and
creating an inclusive environment for its employees, including
recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting employees from all
dimensions of diversity, including sexual orientation, gender identity
and gender expression.

The company remains steadfast in its commitment to diversity and
inclusion for all, including its LGBT employees, as demonstrated by
Monsanto’s ranking on the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work
for LGBT Equality list and signing
the “Equality is Our Business” pledge
launched by the Human Rights
Campaign to strengthen support for diversity and inclusion for all,
including the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

Third-party organizations continue to recognize
Monsanto as an employer of choice
magazine recently ranked Monsanto No. 1 in its industry sector on
the FORTUNE‘s The World’s Most Admired Companies®
list. Great Place To Work® Institute named Monsanto No. 9
among the 2015 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, and WorldatWork
awarded the company with its Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP)
Work-Life Seal of Distinction in 2016. The company also received awards
recognizing its employees’ innovation, leadership and workplace by Computerworld
(100 Best Places to Work in IT), DiversityInc®
magazine (Top 50 Companies for Diversity®) and CR
Corporate Responsibility Magazine
® (100 Best
Corporate Citizens). 2015 was also the first year that Monsanto was
recognized as an employer of choice by Great Place to Work Institute in
every region it operates.

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
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