Valent U.S.A. Sustainability Report

sites are also committed to supporting their local communities through significant outreach and volunteerism efforts. In 2021, we completed a comprehensive set of criteria to define a “Sustainable Solution,” and a process for applying these criteria to current and future Valent products. With this criteria, reviewed SCS Consulting , we are able to capture and document the portfolio of sustainable solutions and help growers with their sustainability challenges. See “The Science of Defining Sustainability Criteria” to learn more. with Halo , an R&D partnering platform where scientists connect directly with companies to solve problems and bring new innovations to market. The platform helps us connect with leading universities, researchers, and start-ups worldwide. We’ve used the platform to identify research partners and establish projects to address soil carbon sequestration, study ecosystem benefits of mycorrhizal fungi colonization, and to identify novel compounds that can bolster our crop protection and crop enhancement portfolios. Partnerships • In 2021 we established a partnership

• As part of our commitment to sustainability and to further integrate sustainability within our business operations, we partner with EcoVadis , a trusted global leader in business sustainability ratings. As part of Sumitomo Chemical, we also are evaluated by EcoVadis. In 2022, our parent company received a gold medal rating from EcoVadis for the third consecutive year and once again earned high ratings in the Environment and Sustainable Procurement categories for its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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