Fall Progress Report

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The Monsanto Pledge

The Monsanto Pledge has been in place since 2000. It outlines our commitment to how we do business. It’s a declaration that compels us to listen more, to consider our actions and their impact broadly, and to lead responsibly. It helps us to convert our values into actions, and to make clear who we are and what we champion.


Integrity is the foundation for all that our people do. Integrity includes honesty, decency, consistency, and courage.

Building on these values, we are committed to:


We will listen carefully to diverse points of view and engage in thoughtful dialogue. We will broaden our understanding of issues in order to better address the needs and concerns of society and each other.


We will ensure that information is available, accessible, and understandable.


We will share knowledge and technology to advance scientific understanding, to improve agriculture and the environment, to improve crops, and to help farmers in developing countries.


We will use sound and innovative science and thoughtful and effective stewardship to deliver high-quality products that are beneficial to our customers and to the environment.


We will respect the religious, cultural, and ethical concerns of people throughout the world. The safety of our employees, the communities where we operate, our customers, consumers, and the environment will be our highest priorities.

Act as Owners to Achieve Results

We will create clarity of direction, roles, and accountability; build strong relationships with our customers and external partners; make wise decisions; steward our company resources; and take responsibility for achieving agreed-upon results.

Create a Great Place to Work

We will ensure diversity of people and thought; foster innovation, creativity and learning; practice inclusive teamwork; and reward and recognize our people.

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The Monsanto Pledge in Action

Our employees live the commitments of the Pledge everyday. We have established a series of policies and programs that formalize the Pledge into our business structure and practices. Our policies help codify the Pledge within our organization and across different stakeholders, and our programs are activities that help us fulfill the principles of the Pledge. Examples of these can be found below.  For more details on the Monsanto Pledge in Action, please see http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/monsanto-pledge.aspx .