at Syngenta Crop Protection begins when products are first being developed.
Our process for evaluating products ensures they fall well within stringent
regulatory agency product-registration guidelines.
Our process begins
when our scientists find molecules that show a useful promise for society.
Once a compound is found, it begins a journey that takes it through more
than 200 scientific tests and experiments. These tests are designed to
make certain that the new product will perform well for our customers
without creating unreasonable risks to human health and the environment.
Only one or two compounds may make it through the seven to nine years
of rigorous testing to become a useful product.
not only focus on specific molecules but also on how the end product will
be delivered. We are the only company in our industry that boasts a fully
staffed and equipped packaging engineering department. Many of our packaging
innovations - such as recyclable mini-bulk containers and water-soluble
pouches - have become industry standards. These innovations in packaging
annually save our landfills from millions of pounds of plastic while reducing
the potential for worker exposure.
Our commitment to
stewardship is also reflected in our manufacturing process. Throughout
all of our operations, we use the most modern technology available, to
produce the highest quality products in the safest and most environmentally
responsible manner. Our facility in St. Gabriel, LA, is a member of the
Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Achievement Track.
This honor is afforded business operations that consistently reach a higher
standard than the federal regulatory requirements and have sustained a
record of energy conservation, coupled with air quality, water quality,
and waste disposal compliance.
Once our products
are manufactured we continue our stewardship efforts. We work closely
with distributors, retailers, applicators and farmers to help ensure that
our products are shipped, stored and used in compliance with product stewardship
guidelines and all applicable regulations. (See Our