SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 4, 2023 – Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced the release of its fiscal year 2022 Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report reflects the company’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and its contributions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically focusing on Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure and Responsible Consumption and Production.
“Valent has always been a company focused on serving our customers, partners, employees and communities,” said Valent U.S.A. President and CEO Matt Plitt. “We are proud to release our second annual Sustainability Report, which highlights the progress we have made toward our sustainability goals. Our commitment to sound science, innovation and partnerships drives us forward in our mission to create a more sustainable future for agriculture and the world.”
Valent, and its parent company Sumitomo Chemical, have held a long-standing commitment to environmentally responsible practices and the promotion of sustainable agriculture. The release of this year’s report comes as Valent celebrates its 35th anniversary and reinforces the company’s pledge to align its operations and innovations with the global sustainability agenda.
Notable Valent highlights from the fiscal year 2022 Sustainability Report include:
- The launch of the Sustainable Solutions Criteria, a new, third-party reviewed product assessment framework with specific criteria that enables the company to evaluate and define “sustainable solutions” across its broad portfolio of agricultural products.
- How we are addressing food waste and food loss through the products we provide our customers, strategic partnerships and in the way we serve our communities.
- Collaborative partnerships with industry and educational programs to empower growers, agricultural professionals and students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement sustainable practices.
- Progress toward Valent’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce and initiatives that promote gender equality in the agricultural industry.
To learn more about Valent’s commitment to sustainability, and to read and download the full report visit
About Valent U.S.A.
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in San Ramon, California, develops and markets products in the United States, Canada and Mexico that advance sustainable agriculture, protect crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC. For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.
About Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies. It offers a diverse range of products globally in the fields of petrochemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals and materials, health and crop science products, and pharmaceuticals. For additional information, visit the company’s website at https://www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/.