BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 29, 2023 — Corteva Agriscience has confirmed its new sustainability and R&D commitments. The company commits that every new solution from its pipeline must meet its sustainability criteria by 2025. Along with this commitment, the company is spending more than USD 1,3 billion on R&D in 2023 and is increasing its R&D investment to eight percent of annual net sales by 2025.
This announcement has been the catalyst for the launch of a new event series, which kicks off in September 2023, in partnership with Financial Times Live. The Growing for Good event series will explore practical and timely ideas for ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for European agriculture.
The 'Growing for Good' series will feature high-level discussions and knowledge sharing opportunities for senior food industry, agriculture sector thought leaders and other stakeholders. Topics will include how to drive the transformation of agriculture as outlined in the European Green Deal, while taking into consideration the needs of the entire food chain.
Teresa Babuscio, Head of Government and Industry Affairs EMEA at Corteva Agriscience, said:
“Progress in the journey towards net-zero requires policies that take into account the heterogeneous needs and challenges faced by the many different members along the food supply chain. It is only by engaging and collaborating with our peers that we can explore these ideas and present innovative and inclusive solutions to drive sustainable transformation in agriculture. Our aim is to facilitate understanding first and foremost and, eventually, drive solutions together”
Through ‘Growing for Good’, Corteva Agriscience seeks to harness the collective wisdom, experience, and innovative spirit of the agriculture and food community and provide concrete recommendations to policymakers on what is needed to advance sustainable transformation.
The series comprises four circular events, each feeding into one another in addressing the key pillars of the Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy from the perspective of the food industry, the agricultural trade, and farmers. This will be followed by a closing ceremony, where outputs of the events will be used to develop tangible and actionable recommendations to policymakers.
Participation to the event series is upon invitation. Expressions of interest to attend can be sent to Nick Impey (email@example.com). A full recording will be available on the Growing for Good webpage after each event.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at www.corteva.com. Follow Corteva on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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