Science Magazine has once again picked Monsanto as one of the world’s top science employers, ranking No. 18 on its 2017 Science and Science Careers’ Annual Top Employer Survey. The survey results, which appear in Science Magazine’s Oct. 20 issue and online at ScienceCareers.org, features the 20 best companies in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and related industries. It’s the 11th consecutive year that Monsanto has made the list.
With an annual research and development (R&D) investment of roughly $1.6 billion, Monsanto is an innovation company that prioritizes best-in-class science and discovery to provide customers with technologies that provide answers to the in-field challenges that they face.
“What a testament to the passion, dedication, and innovative spirit our employees bring to work every day,” said Robb Fraley, Ph.D., chief technology officer for Monsanto. “This achievement is yet another reason to celebrate the great success our company saw in fiscal year 2017. We are honored to be recognized.”
Monsanto R&D efforts are designed to reduce the footprint of global agriculture production through better harvests, protect crops from increasing threats like insect pests, weeds, disease and severe weather, and deliver continuous improvement to farmers’ options for optimizing each growing season. Monsanto believes that innovation in agriculture can help farmers maintain their productivity and mitigate impact on our planet’s precious natural resources – and works with farmers to apply digital tools and sustainable practices within their farming operations. Its research and development pipeline works to provide farmers with the tools, seeds, and software they need to cultivate food and fiber while protecting the environment.
The 2017 Science and Science Careers survey rankings were based on responses from nearly 7,000 people that reside in North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific Rim who work in the science industry, academia, and are readers of Science Magazine. Participants were asked to rate companies on 23 characteristics that included financial strength, ease adaptation to change, and a research driven environment.