Feeding the world, protecting health, and providing the conveniences of life – that is what we do at FMC. We strive to employ the best technology to cultivate strong customer partnerships and find solutions that help improve people’s lives.
Since our founding in 1883, FMC has continued a proud heritage of pioneering solutions for our customers. Today, we use advanced technologies in research and development, mining, and manufacturing to produce customized products and applications for the markets we serve. Our offerings provide important sustainable benefits, including better foods and medicines, advanced energy storage, increased agricultural production, and cleaner water, air and soil.
Sustainability is a business practice that quietly underscores everything we do. As the coming decades bring new challenges to supply the world’s rapidly growing needs, we know that sustainability must move to the forefront of our corporate consciousness. It must be an explicit part of our decision process.
Our business growth strategy establishes FMC’s path to meet the world’s expanding needs with new products that ensure safe and abundant food supplies, novel technologies that help drive the adoption of electric vehicles, sustainable solutions that clean water and reduce air emissions, and new food and pharmaceutical innovations that use ingredients from nature.
Along the way, we are identifying new opportunities to reduce the amount of resources required to safely produce our products. We are striving to operate as efficiently as possible, minimizing the use of energy and raw materials, reducing our impact on the environment and promoting the responsible use of our products.
So, we’ve made a choice…to accelerate and broaden our existing sustainability efforts by coordinating them across the enterprise. As you read about FMC’s sustainability story here and in our 2011 Report, we ask you to keep in mind a few overarching themes:
- We are proud of our company’s heritage and the sustainable solutions we bring to our customers and society. We believe we’re well positioned to do even more.
- We embrace open collaboration with all of our stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, interest groups and communities. Everyone’s voice is important.
- We are not perfect. We know there’s more we can – and will – do.
- We will continue to operate under the highest ethical and safety standards. That is our pledge and our promise.
FMC is committed to advancing sustainable innovation, operations and business practices as we seek to grow our company and improve the quality of people’s lives everywhere.