Enlisting Loved Ones to Encourage "7 Habits of Responsible Care"

A four-year-old social and environmental responsibility program launched by FMC in Latin America has taken root and is spreading its branches. The educational initiative – known as "Working With Responsibility" – has relied on strong partnerships with universities, technical colleges, social committees, opinion leaders and others to foster the "7 Habits of Responsible Care." By the end of 2006, the program had reached nearly 150,000 people with information about the safe and proper use of chemical products.

"Working With Responsibility" reflects FMC's values and environmental policy as it focuses on education to best protect the environment and ensure the safety of employees and communities. From the program's outset, the company was aware that training and guiding farmers was not enough; it also needed an innovative way to raise awareness and transform behavior.

By simplifying a potentially complex message, FMC Latin America has successfully implemented these best practices across the region. In addition, because this comprehensive educational campaign included farmers' spouses and their children, the program has plenty of "overseers" to make sure that the "7 Habits of Responsible Care" are part of every working day.

May 31, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of EPA Decision on Carbofuran Domestic Tolerances
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by FMC Corporation and three national grower groups for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the revocation of domestic tolerances for carbofuran.

March 01, 2011
Counterfeit Product Found in Uganda
FMC in cooperation with a leading NGO in East Africa, confirmed that a container of substance labeled as Furadan 5G was in fact counterfeit product.  FMC requests that if anyone finds product in East Africa with Furadan 5G labels on it, please contact the company through this website so we can test the material and investigate its production.

July 23, 2010
FMC Responds to U.S. Appeals Court Rulings on Carbofuran; Court Overturns Revocation of Import Tolerances
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate import tolerances for carbofuran for rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane. Although the court did not endorse EPA's views on the safety of carbofuran, for procedural reasons it did not overturn the agency's decision to deny an administrative hearing regarding revocation of domestic tolerances. FMC Corporation, the U.S. registrant for carbofuran (Furadan), while satisfied with the reinstatement of import tolerances, has not determined if further legal action will be taken regarding the continued denial of an administrative hearing until it can conduct a careful review of the court's opinion.

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