Syngenta again recognized as a sustainability leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Index
8 September 2011
For the sixth consecutive year, Syngenta was today recognized by the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as one of the best performing chemical companies worldwide. Syngenta was one of only five chemical companies in the World and Europe indices based on economic, social and environmental performance.
“We are very pleased to be recognized once again by such an important index,” said Juan Gonzalez-Valero, Head Public Policy and Partnerships. “Syngenta is committed to outstanding environmental, social and governance performance and we believe sustainability is at the heart of an efficient and effective global agricultural system.”
Examples of Syngenta’s measurable activities include: the 500-plus R&D global collaborations, such as those with the International Rice Research Institute and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center to offer better solutions to farmers worldwide; the drive towards zero incidents and injuries across Production and Supply known as the Goal Zero campaign and our progress made towards meeting a 40% reduction target of GHGs by 2012 (based on 2006 emissions/EBIT).
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Since 2005, Syngenta has actively taken part in the assessment which covers some 100 in-depth questions covering areas including Corporate Governance, Customer Relationship Management, HSE and Supplier Relations, among others.
The indexes serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
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