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FMC

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

2016

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FMC conducts an annual materiality assessment to identify issues that have

the greatest impacts to our business from economic, environmental and social

standpoints. It is a rigorous process that includes both internal and external

stakeholder input. Each year we seek to improve our assessment. For example,

in 2016 we included investors in the process. Through a series of interviews and

meetings, as well as a formal survey, we qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed

a list of 62 potential material issues. The detailed process is outlined on our website.

The issues determined to be the most material to FMC are in the table to the right.

CATEGORY

Marketplace

Operations

Workplace

Environment

Community

MATERIAL ISSUE

Product environmental impacts

Product safety and eŒects on humanity

Health and safety

Resource ežciency

Human rights

Recruitment and retention

Product stewardship

Climate change, energy use, water use and waste

Global food supply

Community relations

MATERIALITY

ASSESSMENT

Adopted in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

include 17 goals and 169 targets which seek to promote sustainable development

in the areas of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. The SDGs

incorporate aspects of the UN Global Compact, to which FMC is a signatory. The

goals are a roadmap intended to establish a common purpose for governments,

private enterprises, non-governmental organizations and academia.

In order to ensure FMC’s sustainability efforts are aligned with this

international consensus on sustainable development, we conducted an

assessment in 2016 to map our material issues to the SDGs. The results of this

assessment showed that all of the material issues we have identi ed are also

part of the UN SDGs. We are proud of this alignment and it demonstrates that

FMC’s areas of focus are not only in the best interest of the company but are

also supported by a global framework for positive change.

ALIGNMENT FOR

GLOBAL CHANGE

UNDERSTANDING THE UNITED NATIONS

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

WHAT ISSUES ARE

MOST IMPORTANT?