The Good Growth Plan

One Planet. Four Commitments

Syngenta is committed to helping farmers in the U.S. and throughout the world grow more food with fewer resources, while protecting nature and improving life for people in rural communities.

When we launched the Good Growth Plan in 2013, we had great ambitions to improve farmer productivity and profit, the sustainability of agriculture in general and our business offerings. We set six specific stretch targets to be met by 2020 – and we achieved most of them early.

Out of this came measurable benefits for farmers, the people they feed and the planet we all share. And we learned some very important lessons, which helped shape the actions we now intend to take in the next phase of Syngenta’s Good Growth Plan through 2025.

American farmers are the original conservationists, stewarding their natural resources for the next season and future generations. Under the new Good Growth Plan, Syngenta is accelerating innovation on products and processes that support climate resiliency and help keep farmers productive, profitable and sustainable.

New Commitments and Targets for 2025

Accelerate innovation for farmers and nature

Accelerate innovation for farmers and nature

Farmers large and small face increasing challenges and changing views of society. We are accelerating innovation to help overcome these challenges.

  • Invest $2 billion in sustainable agriculture breakthroughs
  • Two new sustainable technology breakthroughs a year
  • Strive for the lowest residues in crops and the environment
Strive for carbon neutral agriculture

Strive for carbon neutral agriculture

To combat changes in the environment, we are working with farmers to reduce carbon dioxide capture in soil and improve biodiversity.

  • Measure and enable carbon capture and mitigation in agriculture
  • Enhance biodiversity and soil health on 7.4 million acres of rural farmland every year
  • Reduce the carbon intensity of our operations by 50% by 2030
Help people stay safe and healthy

Help people stay safe and healthy

Our products must be made, transported and used in a safe way. We take responsibility for stewardship from the factories to the farms.

  • Goal zero incidents in our operations
  • Train 8 million farm workers on safe use every year
  • Strive for fair labor across our entire supply chain
Partnering for impact

Partnering for impact

Building on our rich network of strategic sustainability partnerships, we are working to increase the impact we can make together.

  • Build cohesive partnerships and publish their sustainability objectives
  • Launch innovation dialogues for inclusive consultation on sustainability
  • Board level governance of sustainability

Expanding our Impact

Our target is to invest $2 billion in sustainable agriculture breakthroughs by 2025 and to deliver two sustainable technology breakthroughs each year.

We will also strive for carbon neutral agriculture, both on farms and in our operations. We remain committed to enhance biodiversity and soil health on 7.4 million acres of rural land every year, which we will do by providing technologies, services and training to farmers.

We also commit to reducing the carbon intensity of our operations by 50% by 2030 to support the goals of the Paris Agreement. This commitment had been validated and endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Alongside this, we are reinforcing our commitment to help people stay safe and healthy by training 8 million farm workers on safe use every year and striving for fair labor across our entire supply chain.

We can only achieve our ambitious targets in partnership and in open dialogue about the value of agriculture innovation for farmers, nature and society, supported by strong Board level governance of sustainability.

Our original Good Growth Plan helped advance the way our entire industry thinks about sustainability. From that success, we intend to continue leading the way in agriculture for farmers, society and our planet.

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Additional Resources

The Good Growth Plan Progress Report.

Good Growth Plan Progress Report 2019
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GGP Infographic.

Good Growth Plan Infographic
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