How we do it

How we do it

 At the heart of our business are innovation, ethical operations and a collaborative mindset. 

Our research and development leads the agricultural industry: we spend US$1.4bn a year on R&D and regularly bring new products to market, even though this can take up to 13 years. 

Our Corporate Responsibility performance – in areas including environment, labor practices, and human rights – adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which helps businesses communicate their impact on sustainability issues. 

Collaboration is essential to our innovation. We work in partnership with academia, NGOs and other agricultural businesses, and we encourage innovators to reach out to us through our thoughtseeders® platform.


insects on a plant

The focus of our innovation

How we make new products

Agriculture is one of the most regulated sectors of the world economy. Bringing a new crop protection product or seed to market is a long, complex process, ensuring safety for people and the environment. 

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How we listen to our stakeholders

Join the conversation about the future of agriculture



#Syngentaproud of our Australia & New Zealand colleagues' ongoing support of Love Mercy's Cents for Seeds program. From their page:We are delighted to be the end of financial year fundraising partner for Love Mercy for the second consecutive year. Love Mercy's Cents for Seeds program is changing the lives of families in Uganda by empowering smallholders, particularly female farmers, and enabling them to provide for their families through agriculture. We will match each dollar donated to Love Mercy between 1 June 2017 and 30 June 2017, up to the value of $15,000. You can make a donation to Love Mercy and support their efforts to empower smallholders here: See how:

06:08 AM – 23 JUN 2017

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03:13 PM – 19 JUN 2017

Each year, we lose 12 million hectares of land to drought and desertification. That`s enough land to grow 20 million tons of grain. Share this and other soil degradation facts in honor of World Day to Combat Desertification, which takes place each year on June 17: See how:

11:36 AM – 17 JUN 2017

Our colleagues in Ukraine recently helped to set a record for the largest picture made from seeds, using 13 grains like wheat, rice and corn. It was created as part of the OhoRodyna initiative, which uses creative arts and entertainment to make agriculture more accessible to children and adults in the city. Check out their beautiful seed mosaic! See how:

11:20 AM – 13 JUN 2017

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the TFF Challenge! Ten student teams recently pitched their game-changing food security ideas at the TFF Summit to compete for $30K of startup funds. Get a recap of the event and the ideas that are inspiring the next generation of food security heroes! See how:

03:10 PM – 10 JUN 2017

About 75% of the 1 billion tons of global vegetable production takes place in Asia. This month, we’re sharing ag facts about vegetables! See how:

07:02 AM – 08 JUN 2017

Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It’s also critical to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend on the benefits that ecosystems provide. Learn how businesses like ours can make a difference. See how:

10:10 AM – 05 JUN 2017

Our Syngenta headquarters recently opened a designated mother’s room for nursing mothers. The room provides practical necessities and a relaxing environment created with comfortable seating, soft lighting and colors. It reflects Syngenta’s inclusive culture and understanding of the need to support and respect working mothers and their valued contribution to the workplace. See how:

12:43 PM – 01 JUN 2017

Healthy soil leads to healthy crops. Full of minerals and rich in organic matter, it nourishes root systems that help crops thrive. Composting is an easy, natural way to enrich the soil for future harvests. On 'Learn About Composting Day', we invite you to learn about the importance of healthy soil and what it means for food security. See how:

01:49 PM – 29 MAY 2017

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture improves the lives and livelihoods of growers throughout the developing world as an incubator for scalable solutions to the specific challenges they face. The Foundation now welcomes new director Simon Winter, who looks forward to building on the many successes of outgoing director Marco Ferroni. Join us in thanking Mr. Ferroni for his terrific leadership and welcoming Mr. Winter for the next chapter in the Foundation’s history. See how:

10:05 AM – 25 MAY 2017

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Annual Review
The Agricultural Disconnect
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