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FMC Corporation makes CDP’s A-List for water security

15 February 2024, US: FMC has been recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’. FMC is one of just 400 companies that achieved an ‘A’ out of over 21,000 companies scored. The company also earned its second consecutive A- on CDP’s Climate Change questionnaire.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by CDP as a global leader in water security,” said Julie DiNatale, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “FMC recognizes that chemical manufacturing and agriculture are water-intensive industries, and we are committed to being good water stewards and managing water resources responsibly. Earning a spot on CDP’s A-list for water validates the engagement and efforts of so many employees around the world who care deeply about protecting and preserving this vital resource.”

FMC continues to improve water efficiency through focused efforts to reduce its overall water consumption and promote recycling and reuse of water where possible. These include improvements in internal wastewater treatment and manufacturing cleanout processes, as well as ongoing rainwater harvesting projects at its operating sites. The company is committed to being good water stewards and managing water resources in a way that supports local communities and watersheds.

Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. In 2023, over 740 financial institutions with over US$136 trillion in assets requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP’s platform. A record-breaking 23,000 companies responded.

“Congratulations to all the companies on CDP’s A List, and those companies that started or accelerated their journey towards environmental transparency in 2023 – we saw a 24% increase of disclosures last year and that trajectory is to be applauded,” said Sherry Madera, CEO of CDP. “It is only by laying the groundwork of disclosure that companies can show they are serious about the vital part they play in securing a net-zero, nature-positive future. Earning a place on the A List is about more than the score. It’s an indication of high quality, complete data that equips companies with a holistic view of their environmental impact, serves as a baseline for transition plans and – crucially – enables them to follow through on their ambitions. As we move deeper into the Decade of Action, and as CDP continually raises the bar for what represents environmental leadership, the work of A List companies is never complete. We look forward to seeing all companies turn their commitments into further and more meaningful and effective action.”

In 2023, FMC was also recognized for its environmental leadership and transparency by the World Benchmarking Alliance, earning a spot in the Top 25 on its Nature Benchmark. FMC’s efforts to enhance water security and stewardship, as well as its disclosures around water-related risks and mitigation, also played a role in earning the company top scores.

The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP A List is available here:

The full methodology and criteria for the A List is available on CDP’s website at:

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