Our responsible actions are widely recognized by our stakeholders, including investors. Government and nongovernmental organizations worldwide choose to work with us in partnership to improve agriculture and quality of life.
Syngenta is included in the two leading financial indices that measure the way companies contribute to sustainable development:
UN Global Compact
In 2009, Syngenta became a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative. We are committed to aligning our operations with the Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the Compact, Syngenta engages in dialogue with UN agencies, labor groups and civil society.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Syngenta has been selected as a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) component. Syngenta was included in 2006 and continues its membership on the DJSI World. Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Gaining a position in the DJSI is a significant achievement. It is based on a thorough assessment of corporate economic, environmental and social performance.
Syngenta has also been included in "The Sustainability Yearbook", which is one of the world's most insightful publications on corporate sustainability and the related challenges and opportunities for companies. Each year, over 3,000 of the largest companies in the world are invited to participate in RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The CSA results serve as the basis for inclusion in the DJSI and the Sustainability Yearbook.
Syngenta meets the Corporate Responsibility criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index. Syngenta was included in 2005 and continues its membership of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Syngenta has earned "best in class" status for its leading environmental and social performance and therefore qualifies for investment in Storebrand's SRI mandates. Storebrand is a leading Scandinavian financial services company engaged in pensions, life and health insurance, asset management and banking activities. The company has a strong commitment to corporate responsibility, and it is considered to be a leading player within Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).