About Monsanto Company

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. We develop products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanity’s needs in balance with the resources of our planet.

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Integrity, respect, and transparency are core values, and acting as good corporate citizens in each country where we operate is at the foundation of our work.
 


Products and Solutions
We research, develop, test, and collaborate with others to bring the best in agricultural innovation and products, guided by the principles of good science and continuous improvement.

Human Rights
We care about living and working conditions at our locations, and we work to respect and advance human rights. We prohibit the use of child or forced labor, and we work to provide a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace free from harassment and violence. Compensation that meets or exceeds the legally required minimum, lawful working hours, and freedom for our employees to associate with organizations of their choosing are also issues important to us.

Charitable Giving
We’ve contributed millions of dollars to help provide solutions for education and critical needs in communities around the world through The Monsanto Fund.

Partnerships
We partner with other organizations to work together and develop solutions to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.


Fast Facts

  • Fortune 500 company
  • Over 20,000 employees globally
  • Facilities in 69 countries
  • Headquartered in St. Louis, MO
  • Committed to a carbon neutral footprint by 2021
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Growing Leadership

Our company history of thoughtful leadership continues.
Get to know the people shaping our vision, mission, and values.

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Monsanto Company History

Since our inception, we’ve helped farmers do more with less.

Read About Monsanto's History

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Monsanto Company History

Since our inception, we’ve helped farmers do more with less.

Read About Monsanto's History

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Developing Products for People, Plants, and Planet

We work to benefit not only the farmer, but also consumers and the ecosystem. From the farm to the table, the impact of our products is evaluated and monitored, so that we can continually evolve our product offerings. Third-party agencies and regulatory bodies review and confirm our findings, ensuring we bring safe and effective products to market.

Learn More About Safety

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Developing Products for People, Plants, and Planet

We work to benefit not only the farmer, but also consumers and the ecosystem. From the farm to the table, the impact of our products is evaluated and monitored, so that we can continually evolve our product offerings. Third-party agencies and regulatory bodies review and confirm our findings, ensuring we bring safe and effective products to market. 

Learn More About Safety

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A Commitment to Developing Communities

We work alongside and form partnerships with many organizations that have interests related to sustainability. From water conservation, honey bee health, STEM education, and more, we consider it more than just our duty to invest in the communities we serve—it’s part of our identity.

Learn About Community Outreach

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Questions?

We believe everyone should have access to questions and answers about modern agriculture. We invite you to browse frequently asked questions or ask your own.

Join the Conversation

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Questions?

We believe everyone should have access to questions and answers about modern agriculture. We invite you to browse frequently asked questions or ask your own.

Join the Conversation

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