FMC 2013 Sustainability Report - page 8

INTEGRATING THE
SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES
All of what we do and can accomplish at FMC depends on our people and enabling them to thrive in a safe,
supportive and ethical work environment.
FOSTERING
SAFETY
EMPOWERING
TALENT
MAJOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES
We place two sustainability principles, fostering safety and
empowering talent – the term we use to refer to our employees
– at the forefront of our agenda. These two principles provide
the underpinnings to successfully advance the principles of
innovation, resources and community. Only with safe, talented
and motivated people will we be able to make a difference in the
areas encompassed by the other three principles.
While striving for responsible and ethical behavior in everything
we do, we have become increasingly proactive in managing our
impact – both inside and outside our company. By staying focused
on innovation, efficient management of resources across our
operations and supply chain, and responsible citizenship in the
community, we can take advantage of the combined strengths of
our internal team and our external stakeholders to tackle some of
the world’s most significant challenges.
CULTIVATING
COMMUNITY
MINDING
OUR
RESOURCES
GROWING
INNOVATION
A growing population
is increasing the
demand for energy,
water and other
basic resources.
As efforts to cope with
greenhouse gas and
other emissions become
more aggressive, the
impact on high-intensity
industries will increase.
Increased agricultural
efficiency will be
required to produce
crops, biofuels,
biotextiles and
bioplastics.
A growing population
will require increased
food production,
accessible healthcare
and more nutritious
foods to meet the rising
expectations of an
expanding middle class.
There is a
growing desire for
increasingly safe
and environmentally
benign materials.
Environmental
consciousness
Scarce
resources
Climate change Food & health
expectations
Land
competition
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