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At FMC, we engage with stakeholders

to accelerate our progress on social and

environmental initiatives. We do this through

open dialogue, collaboration and transparent

disclosure. This engagement strengthens our

ability to balance business interests with those

of society; build robust, global relationships

across sectors; and ultimately identify innovative

solutions that create shared, sustainable value.

The major issues we are addressing are complex

– sustainable sourcing, climate change, and

water stewardship – therefore collaboration

is essential to achieve meaningful progress.

When engaging stakeholders, we consider

their expertise and insights as well as their

capacity, level of influence and willingness to

collaborate. This table illustrates the range of our

engagement activities.

The materiality assessment is a process for

identifying sustainability issues that have the greatest

impact on our business and our stakeholders.

This year, FMC improved our assessment by

including external stakeholders’ input.

We quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed

the list of potential material issues through the

following process:

• Conducted a series of interviews and meetings

with FMC employees who have a deep

understanding of our business and its impacts.

The employees represented the following groups:

Sustainability, Government Affairs, Internal Audit,

Investor Relations, Communications, Finance,

Legal and Environmental/Remediation.

• Conducted a formal survey asking internal

and external FMC stakeholders to rank

sustainability issues based on each issue’s

importance to them and the impact on FMC’s

business. There were 42 survey respondents

representing NGOs, customers, suppliers,

foundations, trade associations and employees.

The interviews, meetings and surveys helped

shape our sustainability and responsibility

priorities, strategies and reporting for maximum

positive impact. In this year’s report we include

an overview of our most material issues, explain

why these particular issues matter to us and

summarize how we are responding to them.

The issues deemed most material to FMC are:

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OUR FORMULA FOR PROGRESS

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

MATERIALITY ASSESSMENT

WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR FMC?

ISSUE

Health and Safety

Product Stewardship

Product Safety and Effects on Human Health

Recruitment and Retention

Product Environmental Impacts

Resource Efficiency

Global Standards and Codes of Conduct (REACH, etc.)

Community Relations and Good Neighbor Policies

Stakeholder Engagement

Climate Change (including GHG emissions)

Global Food Supply

STAKEHOLDER GROUP

CHANNELS OF ENGAGEMENT

FREQUENCY

Employees

Social media

Weekly

Meetings, Reports, Email blasts, Videos, Posters

Quarterly

Surveys, Training

Annually

Prospective Employees

Social media

Weekly

Sustainability Report

Annually

Customers

Meetings, Innovation collaboration, Industry partnerships

Quarterly

Investors

Conference calls

Quarterly

Ratings/Rankings + Indices

Annually

Local Communities

Employee Volunteers

Monthly

Donations to local organizations, community advisory panels

Quarterly

Regulators + Public Policy Makers

Meetings

Monthly

Risk Assessments + Studies

Regularly

Non-Government Organizations (NGO's)

In-Person Meetings/Conference Calls

Quarterly

Project Collaborations

Bi-annually

Survey Responses

Annually

Industry Associations

Participating on Committees + Working Groups

Bi-monthly

Developing Best Practices on Key Issues

As Needed