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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.

In 2019, the FLA conducted four Independent External Monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s supplier farms in India. The assessment covered a total area of 72 acres of farmland located in four states of India including, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Telangana.

In 2019, a team of FLA accredited assessors visited 10 Syngenta farms in the Tak province that produce corn, and interviewed 24 workers and 10 farmers who were involved in the harvest. 

In 2018, the FLA conducted conducted two unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits – one each in Hungary and Turkey. Both visits took place in July 2018, during the corn detasseling activity.

In 2019, the FLA conducted two unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits in the MENA Region - one in June 2019 in Morocco covering four squash and melon farms, and a second in November 2019 in Israel covering 12 vegetable seeds farms.

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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...

In 2019, the FLA conducted four Independent External Monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s supplier farms in India. The assessment covered a total area of 72 acres of farmland located in four states of India including, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Telangana.

In 2019, a team of FLA accredited assessors visited 10 Syngenta farms in the Tak province that produce corn, and interviewed 24 workers and 10 farmers who were involved in the harvest. 

In 2018, the FLA conducted conducted two unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits – one each in Hungary and Turkey. Both visits took place in July 2018, during the corn detasseling activity.

In 2019, the FLA conducted two unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits in the MENA Region - one in June 2019 in Morocco covering four squash and melon farms, and a second in November 2019 in Israel covering 12 vegetable seeds farms.

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