Syngenta Ukraine has joined the UN Global Compact


In March 2023, Syngenta, a Ukrainian agro-technology company, became a Participant of the UN Global Compact. The company has committed to following the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact regarding human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Syngenta is a global agribusiness leader that produces high-quality crop protection products and seeds for field and vegetable crops. It provides farmers with innovative solutions to increase and improve the quality of their crops while addressing the challenges of climate change, biodiversity, and soil fertility sustainably.

Syngenta’s global operations began in 2000 but are built on a 250-year manufacturing tradition. Today, over 30,000 employees work in over 90 countries, including over 700 employees in Ukraine in different regions. The headquarters of the Ukrainian division is located in Kyiv.

Over 22 years of operation in Ukraine, the company has built a close-knit and reliable team of agricultural experts, strong partnerships with scientific institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations, and continues to invest in the development of business infrastructure, including R&D capacity, to meet customer needs quickly and efficiently, and provide access to innovations and breakthrough technologies locally.

Syngenta is important in ensuring food security in Ukraine and the world, especially in difficult times of war. To this end, Syngenta actively engages with all stakeholders, creating value and contributing to the well-being of each of them – farmer, employee, supplier, partner, community in which it operates, the state, and society.

During the war, the total amount of charitable funds from the Ukrainian division and the global organization amounted to more than UAH 143,500,000 million and was transferred to both local charitable foundations and centers in Ukraine and international organizations that deal with civilian security, medical and humanitarian assistance to war victims and defenders. The company guaranteed the preservation of jobs, and employees’ full salaries, provided additional financial support and relocated people to safer places in Ukraine and abroad. The company has also committed to supporting producers who have found themselves in difficult conditions as a result of the war in Ukraine to invest in logistics infrastructure to expand export routes for agricultural products by signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Syngenta and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for USD 400 million in the summer of 2022.

Oleksandr Kravchuk, CEO of Syngenta Ukraine, said:

“Our goals and aspirations as a responsible business and a conscientious member of the society include close connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and their compliance at every stage of our activities. We hope this partnership will contribute to the effective interaction of all parties at the socio-political, legislative, educational, and economic levels.”

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