Inclusion & Diversity at Monsanto
Making a balanced meal accessible to everyone, and doing it in a sustainable way, requires a wide range of ideas and resources. That’s why our more than 20,000 employees come from a variety of backgrounds. To sustain and grow our business across all world areas, we require diverse business perspectives and the flexibility to work with a variety of people wherever we conduct business.
Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work. Our employees proudly reflect the society we live in and demonstrate the value of diverse thinking in bringing best in class agriculture solutions for the benefit of all.
Our commitment to diversity also results in programs aimed at external audiences, such as supplier diversity, scholarships, university partnerships, and other key relationships with organizations such as the Consortium, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Urban League, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Insight St. Louis, and Missouri Business Leadership Network (MOBLN).
We search for the brightest talent, regardless of geography, gender, skin color, age or disability. To be successful at Monsanto, you are encouraged to build networks and relationships across every level of the company and across all geographies.
Business Resource Networks
Recognizing that different members of the company have broad and varied needs, Monsanto supports a variety of employee-organized and led business resource networks -- African American; Asian; Hispanic; Women; Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered; Families; Veterans; and Differently Abled.
The networks’ mission is to further the professional development of their members so that they can make their fullest contribution to the achievement of our corporate goals and objectives. To help facilitate this and create dialogue between employees and senior management, all the networking groups have an Executive Team member as a sponsor.
Another key driver for diversity is the commitment of our senior leadership, from our CEO to the Executive Team and their direct reports. Through Monsanto Diversity Council, comprised of senior leaders from all functions, Monsanto develops more leaders to shape our culture of inclusion, and encourage the mentoring and recruiting of diversity champions at every level.
Our success depends on our strong ongoing efforts to attract, retain and develop talented employees with broad experiences and backgrounds that bring new and innovative ideas and viewpoints to our organization.