TEMPE, ARIZONA (Oct.9, 2023) – Syngenta, a member of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), announces alignment of their Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard with TSC’s THESIS, or The Sustainability Insight System, for a turn-key sustainability solution designed specifically for growers.
Enabled through an easy-to-use mobile application, Cropwise™ Sustainability, Syngenta’s SOA standard is a framework for continuous improvement – allowing any grower or supply chain company to seamlessly track and communicate their progress in adopting regenerative practices. “We developed the SOA standard and Cropwise Sustainability application to simplify sustainability across the agricultural supply chain,” said Liz Hunt, Head of Sustainable and Responsible Business at Syngenta. “TSC has always been an important collaborator in helping us achieve that goal. Benchmarking our standard to THESIS is yet another example of our shared commitment to making sustainable progress, not just manageable, but easy for those feeding the world.”
In 2023, Syngenta benchmarked the SOA standard to TSC’s THESIS – a performance assessment system that guides retailers and suppliers in benchmarking, quantifying, and taking action on critical sustainability issues within their consumer product supply chains, allowing Syngenta to do the following:
- Enable THESIS users reporting against TSC’s key performance indicators in produce, grains, and other crops to utilize SOA’s relevant criteria and indicator practices.
- Provide a simple, efficient, and actionable approach to sustainability reporting through the Cropwise Sustainability application, including insights to assess your performance compared to other growers in your area.
- Allow for a streamlined process in tracking performance in six sustainable outcomes – crop production, water impact, soil health, biodiversity and habitat, human and animal well-being, and community leadership.
By incorporating Syngenta’s SOA standard in the THESIS platform, TSC continues to lead other organizations in fostering collaboration toward consistent reporting in sustainability. The new alignment includes benchmarking for grain, animal feed, potato, sweet potato, soy, sweet corn, tomato, pepper, watermelon, snap beans, and eggplant suppliers – expanding TSC and Syngenta’s ability to support growers and supply chain stakeholders in measuring their progress in a credible and scalable way today, and through goals to offer additional product categories in the future.
”As a long-time member of TSC, we are thrilled to see Syngenta’s commitment to align with our THESIS assessment program to help growers commit to and better track their sustainability practices. We are proud to be one of many important organizations that Syngenta is working with to help suppliers take action on their supply chains,” states TSC CEO and VP, Science & Impact, Dr. Christy Slay.
TSC is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. Through science-based tools, implementation services, supply chain resources, and its vast stakeholder network, TSC works to enable a world where people can lead fulfilled lives in a way that decouples their impacts on people and the planet. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas and has a European office at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. For more information visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.
Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources.
The content of this release is for information purposes only. This release is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or other property interests.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as ‘expect’, ‘would’, ‘will’, ‘potential’, ‘plans’, ‘prospects’, ‘estimated’, ‘aiming’, ‘on track’ and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. For Syngenta, such risks and uncertainties include risks relating to legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, new product development, increasing competition, customer credit risk, general economic and market conditions, compliance and remediation, intellectual property rights, implementation of organizational changes, impairment of intangible assets, consumer perceptions of genetically modified crops and organisms or crop protection chemicals, climatic variations, fluctuations in exchange rates and/or commodity prices, single source supply arrangements, political uncertainty, natural disasters, and breaches of data security or other disruptions of information technology. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.