Syngenta Recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Tom Gray Details
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - As Syngenta Group continues its journey to carbon neutrality, one of its United States operations earned recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The innovator’s St. Gabriel, Louisiana, manufacturing facility was named a top user of green power, making Syngenta 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.
“We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being a leader in the green power market,” said Dr. Tom Gray, Head of Active Ingredient Strategy and Operations at Syngenta Group. “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.”
This recognition marks the latest milestone in the company’s actions to decarbonize its operations globally, a release explained.
Syngenta’s St. Gabriel production site is one of its global manufacturing centers of excellence 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 in the country.
Through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates, Syngenta’s site demonstrates that it sources 100 percent of its electrical energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar, fully offsetting its electricity consumption from fossil fuel-based sources.
“Syngenta is fully committed to a long-term journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the running of our operations,” added Gray. “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.”
To read more about Syngenta’s carbon neutrality goals, click here.
Congratulations to Syngenta on this accomplishment!