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Monsanto and Global Vehicle Safety

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Monsanto drivers traveled 170 million miles and achieved a historic low rate of collisions per million miles (cpmm) of 3.08 in FY2011. 

The Monsanto vehicle policy is expanding globally to meet our diverse business needs. For example, newer and safer technologies are considered when replacing vehicles in order to increase the safety of all drivers and passengers while driving on public roads or farms under varying conditions; drivers are required to participate in a commentary/peer reviewed driving process to help them improve their driving skills under actual driving conditions; seatbelt use is mandated by all vehicle occupants in company vehicles or while driving on company business and the use of handheld devices is prohibited while driving. 

Monsanto sites continue to conduct semi-annual unannounced seat belt checks of employees entering the work site — The Click Heard Around the World campaigns. Globally, 94 percent of our employees were observed wearing their seat belts and 97 percent of our employees who commute to work using a motorcycle were observed wearing helmets. In addition, 165 sites were recognized around the world for attaining 100 percent compliance in both categories and were presented with the 100 Percent Compliance Plaque. 

This article was excerpted from Monsanto’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The full report is available on Monsanto.com.

Photograph by Kim Newburg via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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