Code of Conduct


Our stakeholders must have confidence in Syngenta for our business to remain successful. We can only maintain their trust if we act – and are seen to act – in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Our Code of Conduct is a key part of our compliance framework. It demonstrates our commitment to build and maintain trust in Syngenta, and to integrate our business, social and environmental responsibilities in everything we do.Every Syngenta employee is expected to know and understand the Code and apply it without exception. The Code covers the following areas:

Every Syngenta employee is expected to know and understand the Code and apply it without exception. The Code covers the following areas:

Law

Compliance with law
Competition law
Bribery and corruption
Securities trading (insider dealing)
Health, safety and environment
Business integrity
Advertising, sales and marketing practices
Offering and accepting gifts, services and entertainment
Political contributions
Lobbying
Dealing with oppressive regimes

Animal testing

Contractual obligations and standards of documentation
Conflicts of interest

Society

Environmental impact
Biological diversity
Communities
Stakeholder communications

Science, products and property rights

Research and development
Product safety, quality and stewardship
Asset protection
Intellectual property rights

People

Labor rights
Discrimination and harassment
Diversity

See more on our approach to upholding human rights.

We encourage employees to report suspected violations of the Code of Conduct or any other ethical concerns through our compliance helpline.