Monsanto Company was an agrochemical and agricultural corporation founded on 26 September 1901. It was headquartered is situated Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri. Monsanto developed Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide in the 1970s, and became a major producer of genetically engineered crops.
Their aim as Monsanto is to produce healthy, hygienic, conservative crops which increase the life of their customers, satisfy their needs .Their Code is a tool to achieving this goal and their efforts to refresh their Code to address more closely and completely many situations their employees face in their day-to-day business. Their Obligation is for their customers, shareholders, business partners and communities where we live and work. Their code is design in such a way that there is transparency and making the right choice by providing clear instruction for business conduct.
Code of Conduct:-
• Their Commitment to people:
A safe, healthy and a secure work environment – Safety and security is always on top priority and it is everyone responsibility. We always promote healthy work environment that is free of safety hazards and promote the health and safety of all employee, suppliers and customers.
Respect for human rights and personal information – Monsanto adopted its Human Rights policy which is guided by both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The International Labour their Organization’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We keep their Company necessary personal information about their selves. This information may include their employment history, government-issued identification numbers, contact information, marital status, criminal records and medical history.
• Their Commitment to their partners, suppliers ; customers-
Product Stewardship: Monsanto’s Product stewardship is obligation to assess and support their products and technologies. Product stewardship include product integrity and product quality as an integral part of their service. Responsibility shared by all employees as an initiative is a part of product stewardship.
• Vendor and customer Relationship: They select vendors and subcontractors to provide products or services or to work with Monsanto very fairly.
• Their Commitment to their company and shareowners-
Avoid Conflict of interest: – when their personal, social, financial or political interests conflict with those of their Company a conflict of interest occurs. Conflict of interest may create hurdles for company and create an impression that they are not doing their work fairly and properly. Conflicts can arise from dealings with external persons or groups, as well as from relationships we share with others at Monsanto.
• Protect Company Assets and Information: Working as a part of Monsanto one should take care of company’s assets. These assets include our Company’s physical property like equipment, vehicles, computers, funds and facilities. It is our responsibility to protect these assets from loss, theft, damage, waste or misuse.
• Their commitment to World – By following all environmental laws and regulations, as well as our Company’s policies and procedures, they want to secure a better future for our stakeholders. It is their policy to comply with environmental laws and requirements wherever we operate.
Misdeed by Monsanto
On June 5, 2013, In USA genetically engineered wheat developed by Monsanto but never approved for use was found growing unintended on a farm in Oregon, and the company is under siege. In response to concerns from American farmers that this problem may create ban in export from various countries. Monsanto’s own commitment to corporate responsibility may also be working against it and safe, healthy crop is commitment is against them. On the one hand, the company’s mission of “producing more, conserving more, improving lives” encourages a strong sense of social purpose. On the other hand, during a crisis like this it’s not hard to see why customers, investors, and the public would regard the company’s commitment to sustainable agriculture as opportunistic.
Devil in Disguise; the Unethical Practices of Monsanto-
There are some of the reason why Monsanto is an unethical company. Monsanto is well-known to genetically modify their seeds and crops, create growth hormones forced on cattle; in addition indicting the farmers over patent breach. Monsanto is the company that produces recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), which a number of farms that have mass milk production currently inject into their cows. Bovine Somatotropin (BST or rBGH) triggers a metabolic response to increase growth in young cattle and lactation in dairy cows. But how safe it is for human consumption is still in concern for various organization. Although it is approved by FDA. Today, the European Union, Japan, Australia and Canada have all banned the use of rBGH due to animal and human health concerns. European Union can see that this product may not be safe, then why doesn’t the FDA? That’s another conspiracy theory all its own and still a conspiracy.
Monsanto is an agricultural company which destroy farming in India
We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more.”
“Producing more, Conserving more, improving farmers lives.”
This is a desperate attempt by Monsanto and its PR machinery to delink the epidemic of farmers’ suicides in India from the company’s growing control over cotton seed supply — 95 per cent of India’s cotton seed is now controlled by Monsanto.
Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.
Monsanto’s concentrated control over the seed sector in India as well as across the world is very worrying Patents on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not “creating” or “inventing” a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life; the deception that while Monsanto sues farmers and traps them in debt, it pretends to be working for farmers’ welfare, and the deception that GMOs feed the world. GMOs are failing to control pests and weeds, and have instead led to the emergence of superpests and super weeds.