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Stakeholder engagement

We engage with universities, NGOs, business, governments and communities to help mobilize action for a sustainable future.

Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We encourage our employees to collaborate with universities, NGOs, governments and communities to harness a broader body of knowledge and resources in addressing global challenges. We engage actively in global dialogue and work with partners to improve agricultural productivity, resource efficiency, ecosystem resilience, food safety and the wellbeing of rural communities.

We also collect feedback in a variety of ways. We listen to the grower community through satisfaction surveys and farmers’ direct contact with our sales teams on the ground. We conduct research to help us understand consumers’ perceptions of agriculture and related topics. We also engage directly with our employees and locally with the communities close to our operations. Through interaction with industry associations, non-governmental organizations and governments we gather feedback on our activities and monitor issues important to stakeholders.

To make information about our activities more accessible to these stakeholders, we also publish answers to their most frequently asked questions.

Engaging with communities

We believe it’s in our interests to listen to local communities and share knowledge, protect our common environment, promote health and improve their quality of life. Fostering open and constructive dialogue is part of every site manager’s job. We expect them to be visible, available and responsive to local concerns – whether these relate to the impact of our operations or to community needs. In addition to offering donations and facilities, we believe we contribute best when we transfer knowledge – applying the practical skills and expertise we’ve gained from our operations.