05/06/2015 — LUXEMBOURG & MORGES, Switzerland — (BUSINESS WIRE)
The European operations of Monsanto, a global leader in sustainable agricultural solutions, have been ranked 24th in this year’s list of the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces in Europe.
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More than 2,300 companies participated in national surveys in 19 European countries where Great Place to Work® is represented, and from these, the overall list of Best Workplaces in Europe was determined.
The rankings are based on a combination of employees’ responses to a survey about job satisfaction and human resources management’s responses about company culture and employment policies.
Monsanto Europe was recognized at an evening ceremony in Luxembourg on the 4th of June, along with an elite group of 99 other workplaces.
Although Monsanto has already been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute in several individual countries and globally, this is the first time Monsanto has been included in the Best Workplaces in Europe list overall. European countries where Monsanto has already received recognition recently include France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. The recognition covers the full range of the company’s activities in Europe, including its key Agricultural Seeds and Vegetable Seeds divisions.
“This prestigious award reaffirms what we already know here at Monsanto Europe,” said Leticia Gonçalves, President of Monsanto Europe & Mideast. “Our 3,800 employees take pride in the hard work they do every day to help develop and market efficient, innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions to help nourish our growing world. It is an honour for Monsanto to be celebrated by its employees and independent experts as an organisation that fosters creativity, trust, pride and camaraderie.”
”Monsanto’s public Pledge to behave with integrity in all its business dealings is as important as good human resource policies,” she added.
Ibrahim El Menschawi, VP of Monsanto’s Vegetables division in Europe, Africa and the Mideast, said the recognition reflects a strong sense of shared purpose from plant breeders all the way to sales people and customer service. “We have a strong company culture that is focused on empowering employees to own their own career development, delivering transformational solutions to our customers and engaging in the communities where we work and live,” he said. “The mix is very important to job satisfaction and recruitment.”
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 other key crops – such as maize, 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 minimise damage from pests and disease. We partner with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organisations, 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: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.eu . Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoEurope, on the company blog, monsantoblog.eu or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that aims to build a better society by helping organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.
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|Leticia Gonçalves, President of Monsanto Europe, and Joe Froehlich, Human Resources lead for the company, celebrate Monsanto’s being named one of the Best Workplaces among multinational employers for 2015 by the Great Place to Work Institute. (Photo: Business Wire)|