Our Code of Conduct, which employees, contractors and suppliers must adhere to, ensures that everyone working for Syngenta respects human rights. It was developed in consultation with the Institute for Business Ethics and the International Business Leaders Forum and informed by a risk analysis conducted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The results of the risk analysis led to the development of policies covering a number of labor, product, community and security issues.
Syngenta promotes employee empowerment and human rights protection and seeks dialogue with our employees and their representatives (Works Councils, Labor Unions) based on our labor standards.
Our minimum requirements on labor and human rights are integrated in all supplier contracts and we work with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to monitor and improve labor standards on seed farms around the world which are part of our supply chain. FLA assessments cover issues such as child labor, health and safety, and workers' rights. Visit our Good Growth Plan commitment to find out more about how we look after every worker and report on progress.
As a member of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, we are working with other companies and organizations to ensure our approach remains current and understand how best to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Our business also has an important contribution to make to support human rights through the role of our products in improving food security, access to water, farmers’ livelihoods and rural development.