Feb 8, 2024U.S. Syngenta site recognized by EPA for decarbonization
Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading global agriculture technology companies, has announced its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has been recognized as a top user of green power by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Syngenta is the only company within the agricultural sector to be included in the latest EPA’s National Top 100 List of top users of green power from the Green Power Partnership, according to a news release.
The recognition marks the latest milestone in the company’s actions to decarbonize its operations globally, according to the release. “We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being a leader in the green power market,” Tom Gray, Syngenta’s head of active ingredient strategy and operations, said in the release. “The implementation of our global strategy for sourcing renewable electricity is well underway, and we are working hard to decarbonize further and improve the energy efficiency of our operations. We are also collaborating closely with our partners throughout our global supply chain to decrease our entire carbon footprint.”
The St. Gabriel production site is one of Syngenta’s global manufacturing centers equipped to handle highly complex processes and meet the most stringent production and quality standards. The site consumes more than 150 million kWh of energy annually – equivalent to the annual electricity use of 14,000 homes. Through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates, Syngenta’s site demonstrates that it sources 100% of its electrical energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar – fully offsetting its electricity consumption from fossil fuel-based sources, according to the release.
“Syngenta is fully committed to a long-term journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the running of our operations,” Gray said in the release. “This is a key focus area for us, even as we drive innovation to enable farmers to adapt to climate change and increase the sustainability of agriculture. To this end, we have invested in building an internal function focused solely on Sustainable Operations, which will drive these and other initiatives designed to reduce both our own emissions and those of our value chain.”
Syngenta Group is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Syngenta Crop Protection develops technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. It offers crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that help growers’ decision making. Syngenta Crop Protection’s 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries.
Read more in the release.