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Syngenta and The Sustainability Consortium collaborate to help growers with sustainability tracking

Syngenta, a member of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), announces alignment of their Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard with TSC’s THESIS, or The Sustainability Insight System, for a turn-key sustainability solution designed specifically for growers.

Enabled through an easy-to-use mobile application, Cropwise™ Sustainability, Syngenta’s SOA standard is a framework for continuous improvement – allowing any grower or supply chain company to seamlessly track and communicate their progress in adopting regenerative practices.

“We developed the SOA standard and Cropwise Sustainability application to simplify sustainability across the agricultural supply chain,” said Liz Hunt, Head of Sustainable and Responsible Business at Syngenta.

“TSC has always been an important collaborator in helping us achieve that goal. Benchmarking our standard to THESIS is yet another example of our shared commitment to making sustainable progress, not just manageable, but easy for those feeding the world.”

In 2023, Syngenta benchmarked the SOA standard to TSC’s THESIS – a performance assessment system that guides retailers and suppliers in benchmarking, quantifying, and taking action on critical sustainability issues within their consumer product supply chains, allowing Syngenta to do the following:

  • Enable THESIS users reporting against TSC’s key performance indicators in produce, grains, and other crops to utilize SOA’s relevant criteria and indicator practices.
  • Provide a simple, efficient, and actionable approach to sustainability reporting through the Cropwise Sustainability application, including insights to assess your performance compared to other growers in your area.
  • Allow for a streamlined process in tracking performance in six sustainable outcomes – crop production, water impact, soil health, biodiversity and habitat, human and animal well-being, and community leadership.

By incorporating Syngenta’s SOA standard in the THESIS platform, TSC continues to lead other organizations in fostering collaboration toward consistent reporting in sustainability. The new alignment includes benchmarking for grain, animal feed, potato, sweet potato, soy, sweet corn, tomato, pepper, watermelon, snap beans, and eggplant suppliers – expanding TSC and Syngenta’s ability to support growers and supply chain stakeholders in measuring their progress in a credible and scalable way today, and through goals to offer additional product categories in the future.

”As a long-time member of TSC, we are thrilled to see Syngenta’s commitment to align with our THESIS assessment program to help growers commit to and better track their sustainability practices. We are proud to be one of many important organizations that Syngenta is working with to help suppliers take action on their supply chains,” states TSC CEO and VP, Science & Impact, Dr. Christy Slay.

Source: Syngenta

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