FMC previously won the award in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2022
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) was honored today by the American
Chemistry Council (ACC) as the Responsible Care Company of the
Year, an award recognizing FMC for its excellence and leadership in
environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) performance.
It is the fourth time since 2017 that FMC has been named ACC
Responsible Care Company of the Year.
"I am very proud of our company and pleased to accept the
Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award on behalf of our more
than 6,000 employees who work every day to ensure we deliver
products safely and sustainably," said FMC president and CEO
Mark Douglas. "This award is an
acknowledgement and validation for every FMC employee who invests
their time, attention and extra effort into their work. It is
theirs to celebrate."
FMC is among the safest companies in the chemical industry. In
2021, the company achieved a record-low recordable injury rate of
0.066, which can be attributed to a culture of safety that extends
to non-manufacturing employees through a global program called
TH!NK SAFE. The program helps all employees, whether they work in
an office, lab, field or production facility, to understand and
apply the fundamentals of safety.
"The Responsible Care program helps the chemical industry
operate with safety as a top priority. It is the mainstay of our
industry's commitment to health, safety, security and environmental
protection," said ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn.
"For FMC, there is nothing more important than safety," said
Douglas. "We believe the key to creating a safety culture at work
is to apply the same focus, intention and dedication to safety in
every aspect of our lives."
FMC has also made significant progress on its sustainability
objectives. In 2021, the company committed to net-zero greenhouse
gas emissions by 2035, an ambitious goal that will set aggressive
reduction standards not only for FMC, but suppliers and vendors as
"Our sense of responsibility to people and the planet extends
beyond our company walls to the communities where we operate and
the farms we serve," Douglas said. "We have an opportunity to leave
this world a better place for the next generation. For that to
happen, we must act now and we must act boldly."
Net-zero is just one part of FMC's broader sustainability
platform which, in addition to climate change, drives progress on
food security, conservation and social justice. To read FMC's
recently published 2021 sustainability report, please visit
FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company
dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for
an expanding world population while adapting to a changing
environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including
biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture –
enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management
professionals to address their toughest challenges economically
while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400
employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to
discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active
ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that
are consistently better for the planet. Visit fmc.com to learn more
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