Top Company for Global Cultural Competence: Monsanto
Accepting Award: Steven Mizell, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Reasons for Honor:
- Strong history of global corporate social responsibility. Company focuses on helping farmers create sustainable agricultural systems, including strong partnerships with The Nature Conservancy to protect ecological lands globally, the Global Harvest Initiative, and The Sustainability Consortium for quantitative measurements for evaluating products globally.
- Commitment to creating inclusive workplaces in all countries. Fifty percent of its workforce is outside of the United States, and Monsanto has global resource groups for women, Asians, Hispanics and young professionals.
- Harassment and antidiscrimination training is offered globally, as well as formal mentoring, often cross-cultural.
- Significant initiative under way for global talent acquisition, including talent-mapping efforts that led to first critical hires in Egypt and more than doubled female hires in India.