Group performance

Our focus has been on improving profitability while continuing to support our customers in a volatile economic environment.

Financial performance

Non-financial performance

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  1. Growth at constant exchange rates (CER)
  2. For a definition of cash flow return on investment, Annual Review 2015, page 54
  3. Fully diluted excluding restructuring and impairment
  4. 2015 dividend is subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2016
  5. Including sales of Crop Protection products to Seeds
  6. 2014 value was estimated and not assured
  7. Per 200,000 hours, according to US OSHA definition
  8. Through sales

Business highlights

Throughout 2015, we continued to strengthen our offer through market-leading innovation and collaboration. Here are some highlights from the year.

Corn growing

Breakthrough corn herbicide

Syngenta received US EPA approval for ACURON®, providing a step-change in technology to address herbicide resistance.

Potato in hands

New high-performance fungicides

ORONDIS and SOLATENOL received US EPA approval, expanding Syngenta’s market-leading fungicide portfolio.

Presentation

R&D Days: unparalleled pipeline

We demonstrated that our R&D is the most productive in the industry and set out a pipeline of unparalleled innovation across chemistry, seeds and traits.

Corn

Corn traits licensing agreement

Our licensing collaboration with KWS and Limagrain is further affirmation of the value of Syngenta’s innovative GM traits portfolio.

Syngenta and DSM partnership

Syngenta and DSM partnership

The companies will develop and jointly commercialize microbial-based agricultural solutions, including bio-controls, bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants.

Good Growth Plan workers

The Good Growth Plan

We made significant progress and, with the Open Data Institute, published data to enable the unlocking of environmental, social and economic value.

Our global reach

Our teams around the world combine their local knowledge with our global assets and expertise, tailoring solutions that create value for growers.

Europe, Africa and
Middle East

Sales2 $m
3,884
Employees3,4
13,047
R&D sites
47
Production and Supply sites
42

North America

Sales2 $m
3,410
Employees3
4,335
R&D sites
34
Production and Supply sites
35

Latin America

Sales2 $m
3,632
Employees3
4,962
R&D sites
13
Production and Supply sites
12

Asia Pacific

Sales2 $m
1,837
Employees3
6,360
R&D sites
25
Production and Supply sites
23
  1. Including six multi-functional production sites
  2. Excluding Lawn and Garden

  3. Permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) as of September 30, 2015
  4. Including headquarters (Switzerland)