Syngenta is a global company and our operations span a variety of functions and working environments. To ensure the ongoing success of our business, we need these diverse operations to work together seamlessly. From product development to on-farm stewardship, Syngenta is committed to excellence across all our operations.
Our Production and Supply strategy aims to support growth and enable us to deliver innovation to growers with scale and agility. Since 2014, we have been accelerating its implementation to drive profitable growth. As an integral part of this strategy, our Production and Supply team has intensified its focus on the sustainability of our operations. Just as The Good Growth Plan seeks to increase the sustainability of our offers in the field by 2020, this work aims to secure the long-term viability of our own activities. It is based on rigorous analysis over a period of some 18 months, considering our business sustainability in its broadest sense – economic and social as well as environmental.
In planning our activities, we review economic factors – the investment in new and upgraded capacity, and the effective management of input costs – that secure our ability to meet future market needs efficiently and profitably. We consider social factors: the way we protect and care for our own people, and the way we earn the support of our neighboring communities. And finally, we look at environmental factors: as our business evolves, we are refocusing our efforts to reduce our impact – applying deeper analysis and understanding of our emissions and use of resources. Our suppliers are an essential, and growing, part of the way we create value. So we are involving them directly and explicitly in our sustainability efforts as part of our partnership with them.