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Syngenta seeks to reduce carbon intensity with packaging innovations


Cutting-edge technology and precise testing help the company get products in the hands of customers, independently and sustainably.

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Mar. 24, 2020 – To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta recently announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable agriculture. Part of this investment will go toward packaging innovations.

“Things like reducing the weight of plastic in containers, moving plastics and products in bulk, and cutting the thickness of our label paper all contribute to making our operations more sustainable,” said Gabriel Oxby, Syngenta formulation and packaging group leader.

The company hopes these and other sustainability efforts will help Syngenta meet its target to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations and supply chain by 50% by 2030.

This commitment to sustainability is just one facet of a robust, customer-first strategy. Thanks to full approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the International Safe Transit Association, the Syngenta lab can self-certify packaging in accordance with United Nations standards. As a result, the company can independently make continuous refinements and improvements, instead of waiting for an outside firm to complete a separate certification process. Syngenta is also testing technologies like slow-motion cameras
to enhance the analysis of test results. The lab’s cameras use a machine learning program, which improves their accuracy when checking package labels for errors.

“From lab to field, we help make sure our products arrive to our customers intact and on time, ready to go to work,” Oxby added.

For more information on how Syngenta is taking a unique, customer-first approach to packaging, visit www.syngentathrive.com. Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

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