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. 

farmers field stakeholder engagement

How we listen to our stakeholders

Join the conversation about the future of agriculture



The Good Growth Plan consists of six commitments to meet our growing food security challenges sustainably. Take a look back at how far we’ve come as we look forward to building on success. See how:

09:50 AM – 11 JAN 2017

Wishing everyone a great start in the New Year! “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino See how:

01:42 PM – 02 JAN 2017

Every 2 minutes a child dies of malaria. The Swiss Malaria Group is fighting to change that. Help support their efforts to raise awareness of what can be done with the #EndMalaria Photo & Video Contest. Learn more at: See how:

08:25 AM – 19 DEC 2016

Each year, our Science and Technology Prize honors the talented scientists whose innovation is at the heart of our culture. This year, we recognized two colleagues for their work on Asian soybean rust resistance and novel chemical processes to tackle manufacturing challenges. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our work and whether Syngenta is right for you: See how:

02:16 PM – 12 DEC 2016

Have you ever considered a career in agriculture? Here are 8 great reasons to pursue a career in our industry: See how:

01:17 PM – 08 DEC 2016

Today is World Soil Day. We work hard today and every day to protect and strengthen the health of this precious resource. Click for our animated infographic on the importance of healthy soil, the challenges we face and how we can protect it: See how:

02:55 PM – 05 DEC 2016

As members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we were proud to take an active role in the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) at COP22 in Marrakesh. Meeting food security needs requires smart, sustainable intensification of agriculture. The agriculture sector should be a leader in achieving the COP22 targets. We invite all stakeholders to join us in finding innovative solutions and call for a global framework for climate-smart agriculture. Learn more: “ See how:

09:24 AM – 01 DEC 2016

What do sustainable insect oil, solar-powered refrigerators and dehydrated fruit powder all have in common? They’re all student ideas that have gone on to startup success as part of the food security competition Thought For Food Challenge. See how:

01:52 PM – 24 NOV 2016

Soil is vital to food security, but it's under constant threat from erosion, runoff, desertification and more. Protecting our arable land is critical for feeding our growing population. Minimum tillage can help. See how we're helping farmers get the most out of their soil in Russia: See how:

02:19 PM – 21 NOV 2016

Today is the Agriculture and Food Security Action Day at the UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakesh. Please join the call for a common framework for climate-smart agriculture in accordance with the Paris Agreement.We strive every day to create a food-secure future through sustainable intensification of agriculture, aiming to feed a growing population while limiting our carbon footprint. Landscape connectivity may be one important part of the solution. Learn more: See how:

10:44 AM – 16 NOV 2016

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