Navigation Links
Syngenta joins Sustainability Consortium as Founding Member
Date:4/22/2010

- Announcement on Earth Day underscores role of natural resources in food production. Technologies that grow more from less improve eco-efficiency.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2010 -- On Earth Day 2010, Syngenta announced that it has become a founding member of the Sustainability Consortium, an independent group of diverse stakeholders working to advance consumer product sustainability through science-based platforms. The global effort is focused on all phases of a product’s life cycle and engages scientists from leading academic, governmental, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and business sectors. The consortium is administered by the University of Arkansas and Arizona State University.

“Syngenta is focused upon helping to ensure food security for a global population that will reach nine billion people by 2050,” said Jennifer Shaw, Head Sustainability, North America. “This is a very significant new opportunity for engagement to support the sustainability of agriculture and bring a balance of economic, environmental and societal benefits to the world at large and the people who grow the crops that feed us. Technologies that enable growing more from less are necessary to produce the food that will be needed to feed our increasing population and make more efficient use of our planet’s natural resources.”

“Syngenta contributes to the broader mission of the Sustainability Consortium with their science-based approach to productive and efficient farming systems,” said Jon Johnson, co-director of the Sustainability Consortium. “We welcome the collaboration and look forward to paving a more sustainable path for future generations.”

The Sustainability Consortium is developing life cycle metric systems which will allow science-based assessments of agricultural production. Science-based assessments and data will provide consumers with useful information on the food and food products they purchase, while enabling continual improvement for farmers and other businesses seeking production efficiencies, natural resource efficiencies and waste reduction.

Syngenta has been recognized for its sustainability performance in a number of leading indexes, including the Sustainability Yearbook, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and FTSE4Good Index. As a founding member of the Sustainability Consortium, Syngenta participation includes serving on the organization’s steering committee.
The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse global participants working to improve consumer product sustainability through all stages of a product’s life cycle. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a scientifically grounded process and transparent system, not for individuals or organizations. For more information, please go to www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 25,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com or www.growmorefromless.com.

©2010 Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., 410 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3912964.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Syngenta Ventures Invests in U.S. Biotech Company Metabolon
2. Syngenta Licenses Chromatin Gene Stacking Technology for Sugar Cane
3. Syngenta and Evogene to Collaborate on Soybean Nematode Resistance
4. Syngenta Issues EUR 500 Million Eurobond
5. Syngenta Acquires Innovative Bio-Control Technology to Improve Usable Crop Yields
6. Syngenta holds Annual General Meeting
7. Syngenta Board Proposes Stefan Borgas to Become New Director
8. Syngenta Enters Into Research Collaboration With Anhui Academy, China
9. Syngenta and Metabolon Inc. in Collaborative Research Agreement for Biochemical Profiling Technology
10. USDA Approves Syngenta and John Deere for Broadened Biotechnology Endorsement for Corn Crop Insurance
11. Syngenta To Build Major Global Biotech Research Center in Beijing, China
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016  The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today ... Study SM —the largest and most comprehensive study driving ... myeloma—will be presented at the 58 th American ... San Diego from December 3-6. ... as well as identify pathways and targets for new ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... ACEA Biosciences, Inc. announced today that it will be presenting ... the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2016, taking place in Vienna, Austria December 3rd-8th. ... trials for AC0010 in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer harboring the EGFR ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2016 , ... ... event is expanding to three days and will take place on February 1-3, 2017 ... (GSK) and Dr James Gulley (NCI), the program provides a unique 360-degree approach, which ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Robots ... Light Event on December 3rd, 2016. The event, which is held on the ... work with helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Suitable Technologies is partnering ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2016)... INDUSTRY, Calif. , Nov. 17, 2016  AIC announces that it has just ... servers in organizations that require high-performance scale-out plus high speed data transfer storage solutions. ... ... ... Setting up a ...
(Date:11/15/2016)...  Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a ... gut microbiome, today announced the pricing of an ... common stock and warrants to purchase 50,000,000 shares ... the public of $1.00 per share and accompanying ... offering, excluding the proceeds, if any from the ...
(Date:11/14/2016)... SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2016  xG Technology, Inc. ... in providing critical wireless communications for use in challenging ... ended September 30, 2016. Management will hold a conference ... at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (details below). ... announced a $16 million binding agreement to acquire Vislink ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):