PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), one of the world's leading specialty companies focused on agriculture, health and nutrition, announced today that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, measure and advance the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.
"Sustainability is central to the way we work at FMC, whether we are enhancing food production or influencing the responsible management of natural resources," said Mark Douglas, president, FMC Agricultural Solutions. "Field to Market offers a very significant opportunity for engagement in supporting the sustainability of agriculture as we seek to lessen our environmental footprint and broaden our sustainable product portfolio."
Field to Market's diverse membership of grower organizations, leading companies, academia, conservation groups and public sector partners provides a platform that unites the agricultural supply chain in creating opportunities for continuous improvement in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being.
"We are pleased to welcome FMC to our growing membership and look forward to collaborating on opportunities to help growers identify opportunities for continuous improvement and drive sustainable outcomes for commodity crop production," said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. "FMC, which has a long history of delivering technology and innovation to the agriculture sector, will be a valuable partner for the supply chain as we work to advance sustainability at the farm level.
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2014, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion from continuing operations. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
About Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 70 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with member companies employing more than 3.9 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.3 trillion. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FieldtoMarket.
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