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Syngenta Joins The Valuable 500

December 3, 2019

BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2019--

Today, on International Day of Disabled Persons, Syngenta is proud to announce it has joined the Valuable 500 – a group of the world’s leading companies - in committing to improving inclusion for employees, customers, and partners who have disabilities.

CEO Erik Fyrwald said, “When we look only at the challenges of disability we can overlook the talent and potential of the individual. I want Syngenta to be a company where all our people feel valued because of the differences they bring in helping teams achieve our purpose to help farmers safely feed the world and take care of our planet. This is exactly why we have joined the Valuable 500.”

The Valuable 500 calls on 500 global businesses to commit to placing disability inclusion on their board agendas and making a firm commitment to eradicating the exclusion of disabled people in business.

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Syngenta into the ranks of the global businesses who have pledged to join The Valuable 500. It is only with the support of global companies such Syngenta that we can leverage the full transformative force of business in creating a truly diverse and inclusive society for all. We hope the bold leadership that Syngenta has shown will encourage others within the agriculture sector to join our campaign to achieve full inclusion for disabled people worldwide.”

Further details about the Valuable 500 can be found here.

About Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

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This document may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as ‘expect’, ‘would’, ‘will’, ‘potential’, ‘plans’, ‘prospects’, ‘estimated’, ‘aiming’, ‘on track’ and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. For Syngenta, such risks and uncertainties include risks relating to legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, new product development, increasing competition, customer credit risk, general economic and market conditions, compliance and remediation, intellectual property rights, implementation of organizational changes, impairment of intangible assets, consumer perceptions of genetically modified crops and organisms or crop protection chemicals, climatic variations, fluctuations in exchange rates and/or commodity prices, single source supply arrangements, political uncertainty, natural disasters, and breaches of data security or other disruptions of information technology. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.

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Head of Corporate Communications U.S.

Paul Minehart

+1 202 737 89 13

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES

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