Corteva Agriscience has released its 2022 Sustainability and ESG Report, updating the public on the commitments to address pressing environmental, economic and social challenges.
The report details the goals to make farmers more productive and resilient, preserve biodiversity, reduce climate impacts and increase inclusion, diversity and equity within Corteva’s workforce.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our business,” said Chuck Magro, chief executive officer. “We are working to solve complex food and energy security challenges while preserving the long-term health and viability of farmland and other natural resources.”
According to the report, 90% of the company’s crop protection products and all new seed products meet the company’s sustainability criteria, aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.
In 2022, the company also acquired Stoller Group and Symborg, positioning it as one of the world’s largest biological plant health companies. It also received seven-year Environmental Protection Agency registrations for Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides, and introduced the SosdiaTM Stress biostimulant.
“Our Research and Development teams are focused on developing sustainable solutions that increase productivity and profitability potential while improving resilience to increasing weed, insect, disease, and extreme weather pressures and protecting our natural resources,” said Sam Eathington, chief technology and chief digital officer.
“Our innovation engine is delivering solutions that give farmers more options to improve yield potential and minimize inputs to build whole-farm systems that are strong and stable.”
The company adds that it is progressing towards its Inclusion Diversity & Equity (ID&E) goals, increasing the number of women in management roles by 6% and being named in Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies list in 2022.