FMC Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Visualize Our Data

At FMC, we are committed to advancing sustainability in innovation, operations, and business practices. In order to demonstrate our progress in these areas and against our goals, we use common metrics to track our progress.

Below you will find additional information on the key performance indicators included in our 2015 sustainability report, as well as additional data and information on scope and definitions. This data center is part of our effort to increase transparency. Details on how we are working to improve our performance and systematically integrate sustainability considerations into our business processes can be found in our 2015 report, ‘Our Formula for Progress.’

To view Cheminova legacy data on environment, health and safety, visit the Explore Our Resources page.


The disclosures and performance data below address FMC’s globally owned and managed facilities and assets for the fiscal year 2015, unless otherwise noted, and do not address joint ventures or other business partnerships. We will continue to report our sustainability performance objectives, goals and progress annually.

We welcome your questions, comments and feedback. For more information about the data displayed here or in the 2015 Sustainability Report, please contact


  • FMC’s three businesses have very different operational profiles and therefore different environmental impacts associated with each business. A large change in a metric for one business may or may not have an impact on FMC’s overall operational profile. For example, if Agricultural Solutions has a significant reduction in water intensity, it may have a minimal impact on FMC’s overall water intensity because the water use in this business is small compared to Health and Nutrition and Lithium.
  • Manufacturing of FMC Lithium products requires higher consumption of energy and results in higher generation of waste compared to other FMC products. However, the volume of lithium production is less than the other two businesses, so reductions in resource intensity at our Lithium manufacturing sites may not greatly affect FMC’s overall intensity. For example, a reduction in energy at Lithium sites will greatly affect FMC absolute energy, but will marginally affect FMC energy intensity. Of all the metrics, Lithium has the most impact on FMC’s absolute energy, GHG and waste metrics.
  • Health and Nutrition makes several different categories of products, and therefore the portfolio is mixed between resource-intensive manufacturing and resource-light blending operations. Similar to Lithium, Health and Nutrition can have a major impact on absolute resource use but its lower production volume means that changes do not always affect overall FMC resource intensity. Health and Nutrition has an impact on FMC’s absolute energy, GHG and water use.
  • The volume of products manufactured in Agricultural Solutions is the highest of our three businesses. However, in 2015 overall production decreased due to market conditions. At FMC-owned Agricultural Solutions facilities, we primarily blend and package products so the resource use of these sites is low, despite very high production volumes. 2015’s production decrease offsets the resource reductions by the other businesses. See page 30 for more details.

*The energy, GHG, water and waste data (FMC Total and Intensity) in this section have been externally assured. The assured data excludes legacy Cheminova manufacturing and Active Ingredient Contract Manufacturing total and combined intensity.

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Environmental Indicators

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