Monsanto Company has been named to the annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Monsanto is one of 66 U.S. corporations to receive the recognition.

The WBENC Top Corporations award honors companies that have implemented world-class policies and programs to enable growth and innovation, while creating a level playing field for women-owned businesses. Those named to the list have included women-owned businesses within their supply chains, provided equal access to business opportunities and continued to positively impact the nation and local communities by fueling economic growth.

“Monsanto is committed to sustaining a diverse supply chain, including women-owned businesses, while adhering to the values, ideas and principles of our company’s inclusive and diverse culture,” said Peter Stoynoff, Monsanto’s Chief Procurement Officer. “We are honored to be recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council for our world-class supplier diversity program, and we applaud the efforts of our team in creating and maintaining it year after year.”

According to the WBENC, all companies named to this year’s list have a formal, written policy to support a supplier diversity program and 95 percent have an annual diversity spend goal. Monsanto will officially be recognized by the WBENC during the organization’s Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises March 20-22 in Dallas.