FMC Corporation Worldwide Policy on Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE)

FMC Corporation accepts our responsibility to protect the environment and the health and safety of our employees, their families and the public. Health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) performance are core values of the corporation and will be managed as an integral part of our business to benefit employees, customers, neighbors and shareholders. All of FMC's employees are responsible for assuring that we achieve continual and measurable improvement in HSSE.

We will:

Conduct business in a manner that protects public and occupational health, the environment and employee safety

Strive to eliminate all accidents and environmental incidents

Make HSSE considerations a priority in manufacturing existing products and planning for new products, facilities and processes;

Comply with all HSSE laws and regulations

Reduce emissions and waste, and use energy and natural resources efficiently and intelligently

Support the principles of the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® program by working with our employees, suppliers, customers, contractors, and commercial partners to promote responsible management of products and processes

Encourage constructive communication with our employees, suppliers, customers, neighbors and shareholders on managing health, safety and environmental issues

This policy will be enabled through corporate standards and appropriate group, division and/or site policies and management plans that establish objectives and targets. Implementation will be achieved through management and organizational commitment, allocation of sufficient human and capital resources, and rigorous measurement and corrective action systems.

William G. Walter
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
FMC Corporation

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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