Our annual sustainability report continues to be a key ESG reporting document for FMC. The environmental and safety data in this report include all sites under FMC’s operational control in the 2021 calendar year.
We analyzed 22 potential material topics based on GRI, SASB, United Nations Global Compact and other expert recommendations. Respondents were asked to rate topics on a scale of 1-5 based on two dimensions:
- The importance to the stakeholder when assessing FMC (Y-axis)
- FMC’s impact on societies, economies and/or ecosystems (X-axis), as per GRI recommendations
Based on the results of the assessment, as well as additional analyses conducted across participant responses, we have identified six core material issues that will help inform the development of FMC’s sustainability strategy and reporting going forward. Three of the six – innovation, stewardship and safety – are foundational to FMC’s business and work with growers across the globe. The remaining three – climate, biodiversity and food security – are areas where we see opportunities to take bigger, bolder steps to affect positive change related to some of the world’s most urgent challenges. More detailed information on this strategy will be included in future reports.