Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 29,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
Bringing plant potential to life is our company purpose. We bring plant potential to life by working to our values: Innovation, Intensity, Health and Performance. These values are at the core of everything we do at Syngenta. They help to guide our actions and decisions.
Syngenta was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis and Astra-Zeneca's agribusinesses. Whilst we may be a relatively young company, we are proud of our rich scientific heritage.
Our work in the UK began with the opening of Jealott’s Hill in 1928. The site was the agricultural research station for the newly-formed Imperial Chemical Industries, or ICI.
But our company’s roots stretch back beyond ICI, to chemical companies such as Geigy, Sandoz, and Ciba. We have over 250 years of world-changing scientific breakthroughs behind us.