Who we are

Who we are 

We are a business that helps humanity face its toughest challenge: how to feed a rising population, sustainably. Our world class science and innovative crop solutions transform how crops are grown to enable millions of growers to make better use of available resources. 
At the heart of our contribution is The Good Growth Plan, our six commitments to address critical challenges the world faces to achieve food security. Our business – and the world’s food security – depend on sustainable natural resources, healthy ecosystems and thriving rural communities. Which is why we cooperate with industry partners, governments and NGOs to support the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Corporate Governance is aligned with international standards and practice and helps us achieve not only our business objectives, but also helps create value to society that is demonstrated by our strong environmental and social performance.  


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Enough nutritious food?

How to get a fair price and a fair reward?

Put yourself in the shoes of a grower: it’s not always easy to make a sustainable living.

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What value do we bring?

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Corporate Governance

Join the conversation about the future of agriculture



How well do you know the 5 Golden Rules of safe use of crop protection? We train smallholders in Bangladesh on safe use as part of our farm visits: https://lnkd.in/dCgXq4a See how:

01:07 PM – 17 AUG 2017

#Agfact: 1 kg of roasted #coffee requires 4,000 – 5,000 coffee beans ☕. This month, we're sharing facts on coffee as part of our 12 Months of #Agfacts campaign, which highlights crops important to our business. Share and like if you're a fan of coffee! See how:

10:59 AM – 15 AUG 2017

Ever wonder what the story is behind your cup of#coffee? Our fun stop-motion video explains! ☕                 https://lnkd.in/gF_CMSr See how:

11:15 AM – 11 AUG 2017

How can we accelerate progress in Africa on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger? Join #Together4SDG2 tweetchat on August 28th at 15:00 CET. We’ll be discussing how public/private partnerships can empower smallholders to increase their yields. See how:

08:12 AM – 08 AUG 2017

Our annual Summer Party at our Basel headquarters is a great way for colleagues and their families to celebrate summer together. Enjoy a short video of this year’s fun-filled event!https://lnkd.in/dBTnktj See how:

03:49 PM – 03 AUG 2017

#Agfact: China produces 55% of the world’s apples, 77% of the world’s pears and 44% of the world’s table grapes See how:

12:35 PM – 31 JUL 2017

Meet just a few of the growers who are helping us increase the sustainability of #agriculture through our #GoodGrowthPlan. See what we’ve achieved by working together: https://lnkd.in/dEuMPEg See how:

01:20 PM – 28 JUL 2017

#Agfact: Without fungicides, yields of most fruits and vegetables would fallby 50–90%, which is why our work makes a difference: https://lnkd.in/dsfkNb3 See how:

04:38 PM – 27 JUL 2017

Our colleagues around the world are celebrating our 150 years in vegetable seeds! Our legacy company, Sluis & Groot, was founded in 1867 in the Netherlands as exporters of cabbage seeds. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading companies in vegetable seeds. Learn more about our vegetable business and our other key crops: https://lnkd.in/d5fCKjZ See how:

01:04 PM – 26 JUL 2017

How much do you know about bananas? 12 months of #agfacts https://lnkd.in/dKR76mz See how:

11:24 AM – 24 JUL 2017

Like to know more?

Find an overview of our business in our Annual Review, discover facts and figures about the agricultural sector in Our industry, and get an update on The Good Growth Plan in the latest Progress Report. Or download a factsheet about Syngenta.

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Annual Report 2016
Our industry
The Good Growth Plan Progress Report
Syngenta at a glance

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