Sustainability Assessment Tool
FMC developed and utilizes the Sustainability Assessment Tool to determine the sustainability of new active ingredients and formulated products in the R&D pipeline and to evaluate products currently on the market. This assessment, along with other stewardship processes and tools, ensures the introduction and continued use of environmentally sustainable agricultural solutions. Assessment questions are answered in comparison to a benchmark product and the results are indicated in a Sustainability Matrix diagram. A product is considered sustainable if it is better than the benchmark in at least one area, but it cannot retreat in any of the five other areas. If a product is not considered sustainable because its attributes are not as good as the benchmark, then FMC works to mitigate the area of concern.
In 2019, FMC received the American Chemistry Council’s Sustainability Leadership "Transparency & Collaboration" Award for the Sustainability Assessment tool.