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Office of the Chief Sustainability Officer

The Office of the CSO brings greater focus and direction to our sustainability efforts around the world, driving meaningful change across the company and supporting global initiatives to address some of the world's most urgent challenges. There are four key functions that report to the Chief Sustainability Officer:

CSO 4 Functions

Board of Directors Sustainability Committee

FMC’s Board of Director’s Sustainability Committee is tasked with overseeing and evaluating the effectiveness of FMC’s sustainability strategy to ensure it continues to create value and deliver real impact for the company and society. The Committee reviews and provides guidance to management on FMC’s sustainability initiatives including those relating to its environmental and social impact, climate change, community engagement and diversity and inclusion. The Committee meets four times a year.

Executive Sustainability Council

The Executive Sustainability Council meets four times a year to review progress on goals, new initiatives, commitments and challenges. They recommend actions, as necessary, to ensure continuous performance improvement and alignment with constituent expectations (both internal and external).

External Sustainability Advisory Council

FMC’s External Sustainability Advisory Council, initiated in November 2017, provides perspectives and objectivity to our sustainability strategy. Members of the Council are leaders in agriculture, energy, water, academia and environmental issues. Council meetings are held twice a year and have focused on topics such as sustainably-advantaged innovation, sustainability goals, materiality, diversity and inclusion, issues management strategy, product stewardship and stakeholder engagement.

Environmental Sustainability Workgroup

FMC's global Environmental Sustainability Workgroup leads programs and initiatives that drive progress toward FMC’s net-zero and 2035 environmental goals. The cross-functional group is guided by an Executive Steering Committee and Sustainability Impact Panel comprised of senior leaders in research and development, global regulatory, finance, operations, supply chain, procurement and sustainability. These governing bodies meet on a regular basis to ensure priorities are aligned across functions and facilitate key decisions to drive progress towards our environmental goals. Each workgroup focuses on a specific priority to achieve net-zero, identifying and implementing projects and initiatives that drive GHG reductions and improve management of energy, water and waste. Members of FMC’s corporate sustainability team support the workstream program, optimize resource use, and ensure integration of sustainability across functions.