FMC 2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
The theme for this year’s Sustainability Report,
Built for Progress
, continues our momentum
from last year’s milestone report,
. Sustainability is an enduring,
fundamental part of FMC’s structure, built into
who we are as a company. We develop products
for our modern, solution-oriented, global
customers and an increasingly aware public.
With a business-focused approach to sustainability,
FMC is built to succeed, advance and grow.
We make constant incremental progress to
become a more sustainable enterprise that
delivers enduring value to our customers.
Developing innovative solutions, maintaining
a dynamic workforce and addressing some of
the world’s most pressing challenges are the
keys to making real progress.
Built for Progress
is comprised of three key pillars which were
introduced in last year’s report:Our People ,
including safety, diversity and
employee programsOur Products ,
including innovation, new
product introductions and sustainable
supply chain practicesOur Responsibility ,
environmental footprint and community
MAJOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Throughout this report and on our sustainability
) you will
learn how FMC is helping to alleviate ve of the
world’s major challenges. These Global Challenges
have framed our work since we formalized
sustainability at FMC in 2011. We understand the
role we must play to help balance the resources
of our world with the fast-growing population.
As a highly focused specialty chemical company,
our products, technologies and services are key to
mitigating these challenges.
FOOD + HEALTH EXPECTATIONS
Food and crop production must increase
to meet the basic needs and desires of a
rapidly growing and socio-economically
diverse population seeking a wider array
of nutritional options.
Growing interest in natural and benign
materials is fueling the need for new,
improved, bio-based products that
reduce impact on the environment.
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
is considered a necessary step in
mitigating climate-warming trends.
To cope with limited availability of
fresh water, energy, forests and other
essential resources, we must carefully
manage them and more widely use
Urbanization to accommodate a
growing population and poor land
management techniques are limiting
the amount of arable areas available for
agriculture, which intensi es the need
to increase farmland productivity and
OUR SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH
AND FMC VISION