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Sustainability

Sustainability is part of everything we do – from developing innovative products that help farmers grow more from less to controlling the impact of our operations.

We’re convinced that value creation – whether in the short-, medium- or long-term – depends on successfully integrating business, social and environmental performance. Our Good Growth Plan enables us to measure our progress against the commitments we’ve made to boosting resource efficiency, rejuvenating ecosystems and strengthening rural communities. We’re also committed to developing our people, reducing our environmental footprint, enhancing our social engagement, raising supply chain sustainability and doing business responsibly.

The Good Growth Plan
Helping farmers. 
Fighting climate change. 

We work with our many partners to help farmers improve their livelihoods and address urgent challenges like climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss.

How do we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals?

Our Good Growth Plan supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It directly contributes to SDG2, Zero hunger, and significantly supports many of the other goals.

Climate change
Innovation to look after the planet

We are accelerating our innovation to find better, safer solutions to address the shared challenge of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Our investment of $2 billion will help farmers prepare for and tackle the increasing threats from climate change. We aim to deliver technological breakthroughs to reduce agriculture’s contribution to climate change, harness its mitigation capacity, and help the food system stay within planetary boundaries.

We are also reducing the carbon intensity of our operations by at least 50% by 2030, and our commitment has been endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Syngenta Foundation: helping smallholders improve their livelihoods

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) works with smallholders in developing countries. It helps them raise their yields and tap into markets – for better income and food security.

SFSA concentrates on Risk Management, Agriservices and Access to Seed in Africa and Asia. It also supports R&D and policy work for smallholders, and engages in debate worldwide.

A non-profit, its core funding comes from Syngenta. SFSA partners with organizations across the public and private sectors.

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Reporting on sustainability
Open, transparent and timely communication creates trust

We report our progress towards achieving our Good Growth Plan commitments as well as our performance on people, sustainable agriculture, sustainable operations, and business integrity.

ESG Report 2020
Securing better food for the future
Materiality Matrix
How do we ensure we report relevant non-financial information?
The Good Growth Plan Progress
Measuring the results of how we add sustainable value to farmers
Frequently Asked Questions
Our answers to stakeholder questions

United Nations Global Compact

Syngenta supports the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We apply them through our commitment to sustainability and ongoing implementation of policies on human rights, fair labor, environmental protection and anti-corruption.

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