Syngenta is a leading agricultural company based in Switzerland, which in 2014 employed 29,340 people at world‐wide level and reported a turnover of $15.1 billion. It is specialised in the following product types:
• crop protection and seedcare products, to support and protect the growth of the plant throughout its entire life, from the development of the root to the later stages, so as to obtain more healthy plants and prevent any yield loss.
• seeds: they concern several types of crops, such as rice, sugar cane, corn, soybean, sunflower, oilseed rape, as well as vegetables and flowers.
• lawn and garden, which refer to the plant protection products targeted to consumers and professional growers, as ornamental growers and golf course managers.
Quoting Syngenta’s website,
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.
As explicitly claimed in the company’s website, the concern of Syngenta toward sustainability is twofold: on the one hand, it is of major importance for this company to offer a valid support to the improvement ...
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