FMC Employees Help "Stuff the Bus"

For children who live in homeless shelters, the challenges they face in attending school, studying and succeeding academically is beyond the comprehension of most Americans. Simply arriving at class with a bare minimum of school supplies is often beyond the reach of their families as they struggle to survive.

Recently, the Philadelphia United Way sought help from individuals and organizations to provide a new school bag and plenty of school supplies to children living in shelters in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. Eager to respond, FMC invited employees to participate, promising to match each dollar they contributed to the "Stuff the Bus" program.

As with every community service and humanitarian undertaking, FMC employees were quick to support the program, contributing $4,600 to purchase school supplies. In addition to the company's matching contribution, FMC used its purchasing power and relationship with Staples to leverage the $9,200 donation to obtain more than $20,000 worth of school supplies – a 4-to-1 return for every dollar contributed by employees.

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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