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From the Syngenta website: Syngenta is guided by the conviction that value creation depends on the successful integration of business, social and environmental performance. Syngenta is committed to promote and maintain high standards of corporate responsibility worldwide in an industry that is essential to global agriculture and food production. The company acts in accordance with its Code of Conduct and its Health, Safety and Environmental Policy, which respect human rights and embrace internationally accepted regulations and the highest scientific standards.

In August 2016, FLA Participating Company Syngenta was scheduled to begin the first phase of its pilot project for ensuring minimum wage payments to seed production workers, as a step toward fair compensation at Syngenta-supplying farms in India. The first phase of the project will cover approximately 750 farmworkers in all production capacities in as many as seven villages producing hot pepper seeds in the state of Maharashtra, with the second phase (set to begin in October) covering nearly 2000 corn de-tasseling workers in ten to 15 villages in Andhra Pradesh.

From November 2015 to February 2016, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil. Two assessments took place in Argentina (in the province of Buenos Aires) and three in Brazil (in the provinces of Goais, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo) where Syngenta is sourcing corn and sunflower seeds.  Assessor teams visited two corn and sunflower farms in Argentina and seven corn farms in Brazil.

In July and August 2015, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) and independent external verification (IEV) visits at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Hungary, Romania, and Turkey.  Monitoring visits provide an independent assessments of working conditions at farms; verification visits assess remediation progress following previous monitoring visits.

The FLA Board of Directors voted on Octobery 7, 2015 to approve the accreditation of Syngenta’s compliance program in India, based on proven adherence to FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and the provisionally approved Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing for companies with agricultural supply chains. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

In January and May of 2015, in periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil. Two assessments took place in Argentina (covering farms in the province of Buenos Aires) and three in Brazil (in the provinces of Goais, Minas Gerais, and Parana) where Syngenta is sourcing corn, sunflower, and soybean seeds.

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