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Q: What do you think are FMC’s most important sustainability achievements

of the last 2-3 years?


We have made meaningful progress on our sustainability goals over the past few

years and continue to deepen our commitment to sustainability. In 2016, FMC was

awarded an A- by the CDP Climate Change Program as a rst-time participant.

The ranking recognizes FMC as a leader in addressing climate change. In addition,

we published 2020 and 2025 sustainability goals. I am proud to say that in our

second “Communication on Progress” for the United Nations Global Compact, we

demonstrated progress on several targets, including signi cant reduction in our

safety total recordable incident rate, increased R&D spending to develop more

sustainably advantaged products, and reductions in our environmental metrics.

Q: What’s next on FMC’s sustainability journey?


With our past experience and accomplishments, we are truly built for progress.

Now is the time to accelerate that progress toward our 2020 and 2025

sustainability goals. For example, we will grow our plant health platform,

which includes biologicals, micronutrients and seed treatment applications

that provide growers with more sustainable options. We will continue to

address the environmental impact of our products as well as oŒer robust

stewardship programs to ensure the proper and safe use of FMC products.

Q: How have you incorporated stakeholder concerns into your

sustainability journey?


We actively engage with our stakeholders to understand their issues and

concerns, and we work closely with them to balance business interests

with those of society. Each year, we conduct a materiality assessment that

includes input from employees and external stakeholders such as investors,

customers, suppliers and NGOs. This assessment identi es sustainability

issues that have the greatest impact on our business and our stakeholders.

Q: What is FMC’s approach to ensuring a responsible supply chain from

sourcing materials through product end use?


Collaboration and strong partnerships with suppliers and customers are very

important to ensure we meet our sustainability commitments, from sourcing,

to manufacturing, to transportation

and product stewardship. We choose to

work only with suppliers and vendors

who share our commitment to ethical

and sustainable business practices. But

it doesn’t end there. We have begun the

process of measuring and monitoring

our logistics and transportation

footprints. From optimizing logistics

to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

and increasing the sustainability of

our packaging, we are committed to a

responsible supply chain that re”ects

our sustainability priorities.

Q: What advantages does the acquisition of DuPont’s Crop Protection

products provide to FMC’s sustainability program?


We have a long history of meeting some of the world’s major global

challenges. For more than 10 decades, we have helped farmers feed a growing

world population by protecting their crops from destructive pests and invasive

weeds. The acquisition of a signi cant part of DuPont’s Crop Protection

business will ensure we can help meet the nutritional needs of people around

the world. We are excited to welcome the talented DuPont employees to the

FMC family. Combining DuPont’s exceptional products and R&D capabilities

with our product portfolio, pipeline and formulation expertise will bring

innovative solutions to growers while reducing our impact on the planet.

It is important to note that the Health and Nutrition team has made great

strides in sustainability, including energy and waste reduction, and I know

they will bring strong expertise to DuPont’s program.

Pierre Brondeau

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board