The company has four new commitments they will focus on through the year 2025, including accelerating innovation for farmers and nature.
“It’s really around helping farmers deal with some of the extreme weather conditions that we’re seeing emerge globally,” said Liz Hunt with Syngenta’s Business Sustainability Team.
That includes investing $2 billion in sustainable agriculture breakthroughs and striving for the lowest residues in crops and the environment. The company also plans to work toward carbon neutral agriculture by measuring and enabling carbon capture and mitigation, enhancing biodiversity and soil health, and reducing the carbon intensity of operations by 50 percent by the year 2030. Keeping people safe and healthy is a third initiative, focusing on fair labor, training farm workers on safe use, and a goal of zero incidents in operations. Finally, Syngenta will partner for impact with others and publish sustainability objectives.
“From our perspective, we look at this as conducting production and business in a way that meets our current needs, but also provides for future generations to meet their needs, too,” said Hunt, who participated in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting virtual Trade Talk event.2020 NAFB Interview with Liz Hunt, Syngenta sustainability 10:15