We know how important it is to have diverse leaders. The Global Leadership Team we have today is the most diverse in Syngenta Group’s history. Yet we know we still have more to do. One of our priorities is to increase the number of female leaders and leaders from under-represented groups.
Our senior leaders engage with diversity, equity and inclusion on a daily basis with their teams, and they act as sponsors of campaigns which we hold throughout the year. The entire leadership team is committed to inclusion and to treating all employees with equity, fairness and respect.
In a display of solidarity, our Global Leadership Team members came together to reaffirm their dedication to our Gender Balance by joining the UN Women Empowerment Principles, our LGBTQIA+ agenda, by signing their names and recommitting to our LGBTIQ Agreement, and joining the Valuable 500 to better represent inclusion for persons with disabilities in the workplace.
Employee Resource Groups
Employees in the 100 countries where we operate actively foster inclusion through voluntary, self-organizing Employee Resource Groups. The groups give a voice to the interests of under-represented communities, from LGBTQIA+, to Women, People with Disabilities, and employees representing different generations. They are strengthened by education and campaigns, provided by DEI Champions and a full-time DEI team.
Their activities are broad and take place all year long. For example, Young Syngenta Professionals held 30-plus events to empower talented colleagues and our PROUD group supported the LGBTQIA+ community organizing awareness events and through raising funds for local organizations. DiverseAbilities advocates educated managers on the needs of colleagues with disabilities, bring visibility to champion inclusion and help shape programs to increase their representation in our Group. Among many more examples from other employee resource groups representing Women in Leadership, Cultural Diversity, Neurodiversity, Racial and Ethnicity Equity.
Why DEI matters to us
We explain our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our Ambition:
“Embracing diversity and inclusion makes Syngenta Group a better workplace where people feel they belong and can be the best version of themselves, building a lasting organization for generations to come. Together we unlock our collaboration and innovation potential to shape the future of agriculture and build a more equitable and sustainable world for all.”
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Our stories bring to life the diverse nature of our company and the people who make us what we are.
Rubén’s passion comes from personal experience
Our global Head of DEI, Rubén Alejandro Ramírez, tells his personal story of identifying as a gay man, and talks about his passion for promoting a safe space for everyone.