Monsanto Rises to New Heights in Newsweek’s 2015 Global Green Rankings

Jun 10, 2015 5:35 PM ET
Press Release

June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Newsweek magazine has recognized Monsanto Company’s continued efforts to drive sustainability throughout its business with a jump in the company’s placement on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings: Monsanto ranked #52 among U.S. companies up from #68 in 2014 and ranked #84 on the global list up from #130 in 2014.

“Monsanto has continued to drive the principles of sustainability both inside our own walls and through continued collaboration with our partners,” said Tami Craig Schilling for Monsanto. “Since 2014, we have launched several new sustainability initiatives that support our core commitment to help find solutions that help farmers grow enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all while using fewer resources.”

In the last year, Monsanto also has continued to emphasize collaboration and transparent communication with its stakeholders to help promote sustainability throughout its business operations. Notably, the company launched The Conversation on to address consumer questions about its business, and incorporated a discussion of its continued commitment to sustainability into its investor proxy statement.

The 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings are created in partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and HIP Investor. Through a review of publicly available environmental, social and governance data, Newsweek evaluates and ranks the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on overall sustainability performance.

More information about sustainability at Monsanto is available in Monsanto’s 2014 Sustainability Report.

Billy Brennan