FMC Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

FMC Issues ‘Built for Progress’ Sustainability Report for 2016

Latest report details third-party recognition and noteworth momentum toward key 2020 and 2025 goals.

FMC today released its 2016 report on the company’s global sustainability performance, including progress toward its goals published in last year’s report as well as business-wide efforts to address climate change. The report, Built for Progress, is FMC’s sixth annual update, and is aligned with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Standards.

“Sustainability is a fundamental part of FMC’s structure and culture,” said Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO and chairman. “We embrace a focused approach to engaging stakeholders and customers to create value and build momentum to address some of the world’s toughest challenges.”

The report details progress on the company’s 2025 environmental impact goals and 2020 goals for safety, innovation and community engagement. It also summarizes FMC’s vision to be a leading, innovative provider of technologies that help feed and power a growing population. This vision is supported by five core principles that guide the company’s global workforce:

  • Be Safe, Ethical and Sustainable Stewards
  • Drive Innovation in Technology
  • Recruit and Develop an Exceptional and Diverse Workforce
  • Be More Agile and Efficient
  • Maintain a Global Reach with a Local Focus

“We have made meaningful and measurable strides over the past few years and continue to deepen our commitment to sustainability,” Brondeau added. “We intend to accelerate our progress by proactively addressing the environmental impact of our products and maintaining robust product stewardship programs as we help to feed and power a growing population.”

Achievements cited in FMC’s 2016 report include:

  • Earned a score of A- on its first submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project, recognizing FMC’s leadership in addressing climate change
  • Demonstrated improved safety performance through significant reductions in the total recordable incident rate
  • Increased R&D spending to develop more sustainably advantaged products
  • Made progress toward several 2025 environmental targets
  • Achieved LEED Gold Certification for its office interior space at the company’s global headquarters in Philadelphia

For additional information about FMC’s sustainability initiatives, including an online copy of the 2016 report, click here.