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Syngenta

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.

The FLA conducted one Independent External Monitoring visit to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s supplier farms in Indonesia during 2019. The assessment included farmland located in the Klolek, Tegalmas and Sukowono of Jember Regency in East Java of Indonesia.

Syngenta Seeds has been affiliated with the FLA since 2008 and executes its Fair Labor Program in its hybrid seeds supply chain globally. As an affiliated company, Syngenta has committed to meeting the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct for the agriculture sector in its seeds supply chain globally and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances. Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta.

Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta. For the 2018 assessment cycle, Independent External Monitoring visits included to Syngenta’s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil.

Assessors conducted visits in San Luis Province, Merlo City, Argentina in January 2019 and in the province of Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil during its corn detasseling season in December 2018. Assessor teams visited one farm in Argentina and three farms in Brazil.

Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta.

For the 2018 assessment cycle, Independent External Monitoring assessments were conducted in Syngenta’s supplier farms in Indonesia in August 2018. The assessment covered 250 acres of farmland located in the areas of Pasuruan, Malang
Regency and East Java of Indonesia.

This report summarizes the FLA’s farm-level findings for its 2018 assessment cycle and Syngenta’s correction action plan developed in response to the assessment.

External Monitoring Executive Summary

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In December of 2014, DanWatch, a Danish civil society organization that monitors the corporate social responsibility of multinational companies, posted to its website the documentary “Seeds of Debt” by journalist Jens Pedersen.   The documentary reported instances of exploitative high-interest money lending to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh, India – including to farmers producing seeds for FLA affiliate Syngenta.  Footage of an interview conducted with a Hyderabad-based agricultural research expert, who has assessed Syngenta farms on behalf of the FLA, went...
Rohini Chandrasekaran, FLA’s Agriculture Program Coordinator, recently visited several Syngenta-contracted farms producing hybrid vegetable seeds in India. Syngenta is a Participating Company in the FLA. One of the objectives of her trip was to learn more about the impact of Sygenta’s affiliation with FLA on the lives of workers. This is a guest post from Rohini. I visited a farm in Giroli, where sweet pepper, watermelon, marigold, hot pepper, and tomato seeds are grown for Syngenta. The farm has been associated with Syngenta for the past 20 years. According to the farmers, their...
There are some interesting new postings on the FLA web site related to the FLA’s Syngenta project. As FLA groupies know, that project relates to the FLA’s unique application of its methodologies used in the apparel industry to agriculture. Several years ago the FLA was asked to address the problem of the use of child labor in the Indian seed supply chain. The FLA commissioned two independent studies to assess the risks and then, based on the result of these studies , developed a new approach to internal and external monitoring of labor standards. In addition to the child labor...

The FLA conducted one Independent External Monitoring visit to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s supplier farms in Indonesia during 2019. The assessment included farmland located in the Klolek, Tegalmas and Sukowono of Jember Regency in East Java of Indonesia.

Syngenta Seeds has been affiliated with the FLA since 2008 and executes its Fair Labor Program in its hybrid seeds supply chain globally. As an affiliated company, Syngenta has committed to meeting the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct for the agriculture sector in its seeds supply chain globally and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances. Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta.

Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta. For the 2018 assessment cycle, Independent External Monitoring visits included to Syngenta’s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil.

Assessors conducted visits in San Luis Province, Merlo City, Argentina in January 2019 and in the province of Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil during its corn detasseling season in December 2018. Assessor teams visited one farm in Argentina and three farms in Brazil.

Each year, the FLA conducts about 20 field-level assessments covering a large number of farms in various countries for Syngenta.

For the 2018 assessment cycle, Independent External Monitoring assessments were conducted in Syngenta’s supplier farms in Indonesia in August 2018. The assessment covered 250 acres of farmland located in the areas of Pasuruan, Malang
Regency and East Java of Indonesia.

This report summarizes the FLA’s farm-level findings for its 2018 assessment cycle and Syngenta’s correction action plan developed in response to the assessment.

External Monitoring Executive Summary

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