SAN JUAN, PR– For the fourth consecutive year, the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) recognized Monsanto Caribe LLC for their commitment to and achievement in safety. At the Business Continuity Workshop held at the Sheraton Convention Center, the PRMA bestowed Monsanto two (2) safety achievement awards: The Distinguished Safety Performance Award and the Meritorious Improvement Award.
The Distinguished Safety Performance Award is granted to those companies with recordable injury records 90% or more below the national average rate for their specific type of industrial operation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And, the Meritorious Improvement Award is granted to companies with a 25% or greater reduction in the total recordable injury rate during the calendar year compared to the previous year.
“At Monsanto, the safety and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority. Every day, we care about and take care of the health and safety of each of them, aiming to have them leave our facilities, at the end of the day, just as safe and healthy, if not more, than they arrived,” highlighted Agro. Eric Torres, FTO manager of the Monsanto site in Puerto Rico. “These awards reflect our commitment to have a safe working environment.”
“We are very proud – both of the excellent and hard work our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Team has done to communicate and implement our safety programs, and of our employees, who have integrated these safety practices into their daily tasks. Congratulations, and thank you, to all of our employees who have made these awards possible, and kept our working areas safe for all,” expressed Agro. Rosa Guerrero, general manager at Monsanto in Puerto Rico.
These are the latest honors of many the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) has awarded Monsanto on their safety practices and programs.
Last year, at the Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Summit, Monsanto was awarded the PRMA’s highest award in environmental, occupational health and safety, The Safety Idol. The award, based on the votes of the summit attendees, went to Monsanto for its worker protection standard restricted-entry interval app for mobile devices (REI App).
Monsanto’s employee safety programs have also been recognized by the PRMA with: 2009 Meritorious Improvement Award; 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Distinguished Safety Performance Award; 2010 Innovation in Safety Participation Certificate; 2010 and 2013 Excellence in Safety Award; 2011 and 2015 Safety Achievement Award; 2016 President’s Award; and the 2016 Distinguished Safety Performance Award.
About Monsanto Caribe
Since 1998, Monsanto Caribe LLC has been part of the Puerto Rican seed breeding industry, using the tools of modern biology to help farmers successfully feed, clothe, and fuel our growing world. Monsanto’s operations on the island consist of agricultural biotechnology research and development of the best corn, cotton, and soy seeds for farmers. The objective is to find the most desirable traits to improve crops and develop new seed with such traits. In Puerto Rico, the company has earned such honors as the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as being inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013. Monsanto Caribe was also awarded the 2018 CEIBA Award from the Southern Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (CCSPR) in the Agriculture Category, for its contribution to the region’s economy and for its corporate social responsibility programs.To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed. For information in Spanish, please visit www.monsanto.pr, and follow our business on Facebook® at facebook.com/monsantopuertorico.