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Q: How has FMC made progress integrating

sustainability into its businesses?


Sustainability is a critical part of the strategic

plans in each of our businesses. But it doesn’t

end there. It is also a key element of our R&D

planning and technology platforms to ensure

new products create shareholder value and

support a more sustainable world. Capital

spending projects are carefully reviewed to

determine their effect on FMC’s sustainability

goals and stakeholders. We have made

significant progress by constantly challenging

ourselves. Additionally, I’m proud to announce

we’ve set five and 10-year goals for innovation,

operations and business practices that reflect

our deep commitment to sustainability.

Q: What does the Sustainability Report theme,

“Our Formula for Progress,” mean to you?


For well over a century, FMC has thrived

by adapting, changing, and advancing its

business practices. “Our Formula for Progress”

underscores a company that is on the

move. In 2015, we sold our Alkali Chemicals

business and acquired Cheminova, a global

supplier of crop protection products. We

have strengthened our technology and

innovation roots while positioning FMC for

future success. The 2015 Sustainability Report

is our fifth report and symbolizes a significant

milestone in the history of sustainability at FMC.

Q: How has the integration of Cheminova

influenced FMC’s sustainability programs?


We’ve learned a great deal from Cheminova,

which shares our values and commitment

to sustainability. It began reporting on its

successes and challenges in sustainability in

2006, five years before FMC’s initial reporting.

Cheminova reported to CDP (formerly

the Carbon Disclosure Project) and was a

United Nations Global Compact signatory

several years ago. FMC is reporting to both

organizations in 2016. Cheminova’s commitment

to diversity and supporting women is evident

in its diversity policy and programs that help

women thrive within local communities. FMC

formalized our approach in 2015 by appointing

a Diversity Officer and supporting employee

affinity groups such as the Women’s Initiative

Network. We are reinforcing our commitment

to a workplace where employees’ unique

perspectives are valued.

Q: How are your employees engaged

in sustainability?


Our progress in sustainability is a direct result

of FMC employees’ engagement. The new five

and 10-year goals are a major step forward,

made possible through the commitment of

our people around the world. In R&D, our

scientists are developing innovative, sustainable

products and technologies that create value

for customers and consumers. FMC engineers

in manufacturing are safely increasing

efficiencies in our operations to reduce energy

consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste

generation and water use. Our employees

around the world are engaged in safety, health

and education initiatives to strengthen the

communities where they work and live.

Q: How does sustainability shape FMC’s business

strategy moving forward?


FMC formalized its commitment to sustainability

in 2011. Since then, it has become an integral

part of our business and operations strategy as

we strive to impact five major global challenges:

climate change, environmental consciousness,

food and health expectations, land competition

and scarce resources. Our Formula for Progress,

and our new long-term sustainability goals, hold

us accountable to address these challenges.

They ensure that by 2025, FMC will have

decreased its environmental footprint while

continuing to innovate and develop valuable

products that benefit society. We will achieve

this vision safely and ethically while maintaining

valuable relationships with our communities.

Pierre Brondeau

President, CEO and Chairman of the Board