Oct. 15, 2019
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today new sustainability goals for 2025 and 2030. The company's new goals include continued focus on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals with emphasis on Zero Hunger and Life on Land.
"FMC has made tremendous progress in defining, and in many instances, exceeding ambitious goals to advance the company's sustainability profile since our first goals were announced in 2015," said Linda Froelich, director of Corporate Sustainability at FMC. "With increasing threats from climate change, it is critical that we focus on ways to help mitigate the impacts of unpredictable weather patterns, rising sea levels and increasing global mean temperatures, which can all have a long-term impact on our business."
The new FMC sustainability goals include dedicating 100 percent of R&D spend to developing more sustainable products, achieving 100 on the Community Engagement Index that measures interactions with the communities where we work and live, and attaining less than 0.1 Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) across the organization, all by 2025.
The goals also include improving the company's environmental footprint by 2030 through 25 percent reductions in energy and greenhouse gas emissions intensities, 20 percent reduction in water use intensity at high-risk locations, and maintaining waste intensities that would otherwise increase by 55 percent due to expected growth and shifts in product mix.