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About Syngenta

Syngenta in Canada

Canada flag flying in a canola field

At Syngenta, we know that plants are essential for life. They renew the earth’s resources, provide food, oxygen, fuel, shelter, clothing and medicine.

We are passionately focused on Bringing plant potential to life.

We pride ourselves in offering innovative products, expert agronomic advice, and supporting best management practices designed to help Canadian growers produce their best crops.

Syngenta Canada has headquarters in Guelph, Ontario, with a western office in Calgary, Alberta, and three research farms in Ontario and Manitoba. The Canadian team is over 300 people strong, supporting products and services that span the country’s major crops, including wheat, soybeans, canola, barley, corn, pulse crops and potatoes.

In Canada, we support the farming communities where our employees and customers live and work and are a driving force behind the Syngenta Giving Back to Agriculture® program.

About Syngenta Group

Syngenta Group is a leading, sustainable agricultural innovation and technology company with 48,000 employees in more than 100 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.

With products in seeds, crop protection, seed treatment, flowers, and turf protection, Syngenta is helping improve global food security by enabling farmers to make the best use of limited agricultural resources.

Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation, striving for carbon neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy, and partnering for impact.

Our ambition is to play a vital role in the food chain to safely feed the world and take care of our planet. We aim to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture, providing leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers, wherever they are.

Syngenta Group is headquartered in Switzerland and Chinese-owned, the Group draws strength from its four business units – Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China – that provide industry-leading ways to serve customers everywhere.

Our Purpose

At Syngenta, our purpose is to bring plant potential to life, while feeding the world safely and taking care of our planet.

Our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture depends on each and every one of us. Trust and ethics go hand in hand – we build trust when leaders and employees live by our values, work transparently, and hold each other accountable to keep our commitments to growers and the planet.

Our Values

Our strategy is to grow through customer-focused innovation – not just in product research and development, but in every aspect of our business model. We seek new and better ways to use resources, to develop and deliver products and services to farmers, and to create value for our many stakeholders – including employees, the communities where they live and society at large.

All this innovation has one focus: a passion for our customers, the farmers who grow the world’s food. To make our business work, we must understand their needs and deliver products and services that they value. And to make our business sustainable, we must take the long view: ensuring that what we do today strengthens Syngenta and the food chain for tomorrow – economically, environmentally and socially.

That’s why our Good Growth Plan commitments are integral to our business strategy. They put sustainability center stage in the way we do business and align closely with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

If we succeed, we will achieve not only growth for our business but also growth for all – creating value that benefits our employees, customers, communities and food chain partners. Our success will be measured through the benefits we bring to agriculture and the environment. But in a sector as challenging as agriculture, success is not a given. It will require determined execution. We will need to collaborate with many partners to achieve better outcomes and to earn trust by delivering on our commitments.

That trust depends not just on what we do: the "how" matters, too. So, transparency, ethics, safety and compliance are core to the way we work. In operating our business model, we’re determined to live by the values we have set ourselves – which are emboldened in the paragraphs above.

Our Canadian Business

Our Canadian business focuses on developing the tools farmers need to grow healthy and sustainable crops.

Field Crops

Syngenta provides integrated crop solutions through our Canadian business, offering growers products in crop protection, seed care, and seeds. By thinking like growers, we provide the innovative solutions they need to be able to grow more from less.

In Canada, we focus on several crops, including wheat, barley, canola, soybeans, corn, potatoes, and specialty crops.

Golf and Turf

Syngenta products help produce the highest quality playing surfaces and keep recreational and sporting facilities healthy.

Flowers

Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to delivering innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse and retail garden centre segments.