Syngenta’s products and offers can help address one of the planet’s most challenging dilemmas: how to grow more crops using fewer resources. Our ambition is to bring greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way to an increasingly populous world by creating a worldwide step-change in farm productivity. Our ambition encompasses the 8 million large farms worldwide with over 100 hectares as well as the 450 million small farms with 2 hectares or less.
In working towards our ambition, we put the grower at the center of everything we do. With our breadth of technologies in crop protection, seeds, traits and seed treatment, we are uniquely placed in our industry to provide the grower with integrated offers and broad-based innovation for the future.
By thinking like a grower, we are better able to meet evolving needs worldwide. In emerging markets we are enabling technology adoption, while in developed countries we are helping growers to deal with problems such as weed and insect resistance, as well as an increasingly demanding value chain. As awareness of the need to preserve finite natural resources grows, we are developing solutions that can help to ensure the sustainability of agriculture.
Integrate: Our aim is to create integrated offers supported by agronomic expertise and a deep understanding of grower needs now and in the future. These offers must meet differing market requirements and have demonstrable benefits in the field. Environmental, societal and value chain developments have given rise to a plethora of choices and decisions for the farmer. With our expertise, we can help make growing crops simpler and more productive.
Innovate: We maintain a clear focus on bringing strong new products to market. Each of these products offers multiple opportunities for combinations with the existing portfolio and for the creation of integrated solutions. We seek value-adding partnerships and collaborations where these can maximize return on R&D and bring new offers to the grower more quickly.
Outperform: Every day, our customers are measuring the performance of our products in the field. Our aim is to gain market share by consistently demonstrating the benefits of our portfolio. We target an EBITDA margin in the range of 24-26% by 2018, Cash Flow Return on Investment (CFROI) in excess of 12%, and are committed to a progressive dividend policy.