Priority 1 


Accelerate crop productivity of the agricultural sector while reducing the impact on the planet through more sustainable technologies

By its very nature, any kind of agriculture will impact the environment. While negative impacts are serious, and can include land use change, the degradation of soil, water, and air quality, agriculture can also positively impact the environment - for instance, by trapping greenhouse gases within crops and soils, or mitigating flood risks through the adoption of certain farming practices.

Corn harvesting

Across the world, the agriculture sector needs to boost crop productivity while at the same time bringing more sustainable solutions to the market that are more effective and highly targeted, and have increased benefits for nature, farmers, and consumers.

Embedding a ‘safe by design’ concept across all stages of the crop protection product lifecycle, Syngenta Group aims to develop formulations and use patterns that minimize the potential for exposure, with extensive testing on all products to ensure they can be used safely.

From the discovery stage, we select product candidates that leave no or very low levels of residue, are biodegradable in soil, and have a profile that is not detrimental to human and environmental health.  

We develop science-based biologicals to equip farmers with more options and products that protect their crops from pests and diseases, allowing healthy crops to flourish.

Implementing the latest innovations in breeding, trait, and technology discovery – such as predictive breeding analytics and gene editing – our scientists can accelerate the product development pipeline and improve overall crop resilience.

Syngenta Group is also embracing digital technologies, including precision agriculture and remote monitoring, to foster more sustainable agriculture practices.

Our sustainability priorities


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With the global population on track to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, farmers need to grow more food while reducing their impact on the environment and safeguarding natural resources.

Yangling Breeding Technology Center.