Helping Growers Meet Global Challenges
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness. We are committed to sustainable agriculture – farming with future generations in mind.
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.
Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
We contribute to sustainable agriculture in many ways, for example by raising productivity through innovative research and new technology.
Our company provides two main types of products: seeds and crop protection.
These help growers’ worldwide raise the quantity and quality of their crops. Over the next 20 years, we will need to feed another 1.8 billion people. Calorie demand will grow even faster, as diets in some countries increasingly shifts to meat.
In much of the world, agricultural land is limited and water scarce. So tomorrow’s growers will have to produce much more food and animal feed with today’s limited natural resources.
This all means that growers must increase their yields – the amount of crop per field.
Our products play a key role in making that possible through providing integrated crop solutions that are sustainable.
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).