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GOAL: Increase our Global

Community Engagement

Index to > 90

In 2014, our Community Engagement

Index reached 96 due to the hard

work of our employees. In 2015, some

activities were reduced to control costs.

GOAL: 50% of R&D

spend focused on

new solutions

that positively impact the global

challenges. Success on this goal

indicates that FMC is developing

products that ensure more sustainable

options for our customers.

*TRIR is a common metric for reporting safety performance in manufacturing.



In 2012, we established our first set of long-term sustainability goals in safety, R&D and community

engagement. As we reflect on those goals, we have achieved significant progress while learning how

FMC can directly contribute to a more sustainable future. Our people are safer, our research pipeline is

generating products that address the global challenges, and we are engaged with our communities.




Integrate FMC and Cheminova sustainability programs

FMC and Cheminova sustainability programs have

been fully integrated*

Train representatives from each Cheminova

manufacturing site on FMC sustainability

reporting processes

Webinars were held so all Cheminova representatives

could participate and ask questions

Establish 2020 sustainability metrics and goals for

innovation, business practices and operations

2020 metrics and goals for Innovation and Business

Practices and 2025 metrics and goals for Operations

are announced in this report

Conduct Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) on

five additional products; update the previously

conducted LCAs

LCAs were conducted on two Agricultural Solutions

products and on one Lithium product; previously

conducted LCAs were updated

Continue to integrate sustainability into FMC

by joining Field to Market, a partnership for

increasing sustainable agriculture

FMC joined Field to Market in the spring of 2015;

participating in several subgroups

Benchmark leading sustainability practices within

and outside the chemical industry

Workshop held with six companies to identify

best practices

Conduct an assurance readiness assessment of

our 2014 Sustainability Report to prepare for

external assurance of the 2015 Report

The pre-assurance assessment was completed on

time and all gaps were fully addressed, positioning us

well for external assurance of this report

Complete the Manufacturing Excellence (ME)

program at Uberaba, Brazil, (FMC Agricultural

Solutions facility)

Due to other initiatives related to integration of legacy

Cheminova and business conditions in the region, this

year was not a suitable time for ME at Uberaba. We

did complete ME at our Ålesund, Norway, Health and

Nutrition site

Update the Water Risk Assessment conducted in

2013 and include Cheminova sites

Updated the Water Risk Assessment including

legacy Cheminova sites. This defined FMC’s water

reduction goal

Conduct an energy assessment at Cork, Ireland,

(FMC Health and Nutrition facility)

Conducted energy assessments at two manufacturing

facilities – Cork, Ireland, and MdA, Argentina. Action

items being implemented to reduce energy intensity






Not Complete

GOAL: Reduce our Total

Recordable Incident Rate

(TRIR)* to < 0.37

when compared to 2011. In 2015, our

injury rate remained flat compared

to 2014 despite major changes of

acquiring Cheminova. Organizational

changes can distract employees which

can lead to more injuries.

TRIR of 0.51

67% of R&D spend

Index of 87

2015 RESULT:

2015 RESULT:

2015 RESULT:

*Consistent with FMC’s policy on acquisitions, data associated with Cheminova will be included in the first full year

after acquisition.