Syngenta closes on its carbon target

Global seeds and pesticides company Syngenta cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in the past year, according to its 2010 annual report

Global seeds and pesticides company Syngenta cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in the past year, according to its 2010 annual report.1

The firm also cut its carbon intensity to 0.66 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per dollar of earnings.

Syngenta has a target to reduce its carbon intensity to 0.56kgCO2e/$ by 2012, a 40% cut compared to its 2006 baseline. The firm’s carbon intensity fell sharply to 0.68kgCO2e/$ in 2007 but rose again in 2008 and 2009. The result for 2010 brings it close to achieving its goal.

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