The 2016 Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list released last month named Monsanto No. 1 in its industry sector.
The list is based on surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts in areas of innovation, product quality and employee retention of employees.
“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from Fortune for the third year in a row,” Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant said. “This recognition is a direct reflection of the outstanding talent at Monsanto as well as our employees’ passion for developing agricultural solutions to help our farmer customers have better harvests.”
In addition to the Fortune Magazine honor, Monsanto has also been recognized by other organizations including Great Place to Work Institute as No. 9 in the 2015 World’s Best Multinational Workplace. WorldatWork honored Monsanto with its Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) Work-Life Seal of Distinction this year. Monsanto employees have also been recognized for their innovation and leadership by Computerworld and for its diversity in employment by DiversityInc magazine. The Human Rights Campaign named Monsanto one of the best places to work for the LGBT community in 2015.