Monsanto Canada named one of Canada’s best workplaces

May 1, 2015

(Winnipeg, MB – April 10, 2015) - Monsanto Canada has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces in the Great Place to Work® Institute’s annual ranking of Canadian businesses. Monsanto placed 25th on the list of large and multinational workplaces. This is the first time Monsanto Canada has qualified for the award.

The Great Place to Work Institute researches and recognizes workplaces in more than 45 countries. Based on data collected from over 10 million employees, this is the world’s largest study of workplace excellence and people management practices. Employees respond to questions about credibility, respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie, and workplace culture.

During the annual Great Place to Work awards ceremony, held April 9th in Toronto, Monsanto Canada also received a 5th place ranking on the list of Great Places to Work for women.

“Being named a great place to work is an honour for any employer and we consider it a real milestone,” said Cathy Pickard, human resources director for Monsanto Canada. “The ranking comes straight from the employees who work here every day. We are proud of the atmosphere of collaboration we’ve created within our organization and the special effort we’ve made to focus on diversity and inclusion.  This recognition reinforces that our focus is making a difference to employees.”

                                                       

For the purpose of this ranking, a great place to work is defined as one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

The complete listing of Canadian companies included in this year’s Great Place to Work rankings is available at www.greatplacetowork.ca

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada ULC is part of the larger global Monsanto Company.  Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

To learn more about Monsanto, please visit: www.monsanto.ca  or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda.  

For more information, please contact:

Trish Jordan

Public and Industry Affairs Director

(204) 985-1005