Jun. 8, 2022
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) released its 2021 Sustainability and ESG Report, providing an update on the company’s progress on its commitment to deliver science-based solutions for addressing the world’s most pressing environmental, economic and social challenges.
This report reflects Corteva’s continued transparency across the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. The 2021 report reinforces the company’s focus on building an agriculture ecosystem where farmers, society and business can thrive, while underscoring Corteva’s commitment to enriching the lives of those who produce and those who consume.
“The challenges facing society and the planet demand urgent action, and we believe agriculture plays a vital role in providing viable solutions,” said Chuck Magro, Chief Executive Officer, Corteva Agriscience. “By focusing on the areas which we believe will have the greatest impact toward achieving climate positive agriculture, we will create a more resilient and productive food system. We will rely on innovation and technology to guide our journey.”
“We support farmers around the globe with the necessary tools and innovations to produce what our food system demands while conserving resources and sustaining the land,” said Sam Eathington, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, Corteva Agriscience. “The progress in this report outlines the next phase of our sustainability work – and includes concentrated efforts in sustainable innovation, biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, and inclusion, diversity and equity.”
CORTEVA’S KEY CAPABILITIES FOR ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
Leveraging biotech, genome editing and native trait approaches to increase and protect productivity
Increasing and protecting productivity per plant/acre through native traits while providing insect, weed and disease control, herbicide tolerance, agronomics and value-added outputs traits
Enabling new plant breeding technologies such as gene editing, advanced genomics and phenotyping that enhance and accelerate the development of sustainable products
Corteva focuses on customer-driven innovation and is a global leader in developing and supplying advanced germplasm and traits that produce optimum yield for farmers
Innovating new active ingredients and formulations that include both natural and synthetic insect, weed and disease control actives with novel modes of action, low application rates, improved formulation and delivery systems, and improved seed-applied technologies
Accelerating the safety and sustainability characterization of new molecules through Corteva's Predictive Safety Center to select leads with more favorable environmental profiles at the earliest stages
Developing biostimulants, biocontrol and pheromone biological products with proven, predictable performance to meet the increasing market demand for naturally derived products
Corteva’s integrated digital tools help farmers optimize their seed and crop protection investment and drive on-farm sustainability solutions
89% OF CORTEVA’S NEW CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS MEET OUR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION CRITERIA
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The 2021 Sustainability and ESG Report provides a global update on key social and environmental topics. The report details the work and results of Corteva employees to improve farmers’ livelihoods and operations while conserving resources, sustaining the land, strengthening communities and increasing sustainability within the company’s operations. Read the full report at corteva.com/sustainability.