2016 Asia/Pacific, Ambassador Winner

Fengtian Agricultural Development Co. - China

Editor’s note: Fengtian Agricultural Development Co. was one of three retailers named 2016 Environmental Respect Award winner for the Asia Pacific Region. The Chinese retailer was also one of four companies honored as a 2016 Ambassador of Respect during a ceremony in July 2016 in Wilmington, DE, home of ERA sponsor DuPont Crop Protection. Here is an inside look at Fengtian Agricultural Development Co.

Fengtian Agricultural Development Co. views environmental respect as a virtue, a responsibility all humans have to protect their natural surroundings.

“We need to care for the environment and to keep the balance of nature to create a good habitat for ourselves,” says Jing Li, general manager. “For our firm, sustainable growth is based on environmental protection and social responsibility. It is part of our long-term business success.”

Established in March 2009, Fengtian Agricultural Development Co. is an integrated specialized unit of agricultural materials sales, technical consulting, new product promotion, and service. The firm located in Dengta, Liaoning province, in northern China.

Fengtian Agricultural teaches local farmers how to select and apply pesticides, while at the same time improving their awareness of environmental protection issues through community programs, often with the support of DuPont Crop Protection.

In just one example the company took the lead in a waste pesticide packaging collection campaign in Liaoning province. “We sponsored all the funds to ensure every success of the campaign,” Jing Li says. “Every month we went to a new area for waste packaging collection. We have been to nine areas in the city of Dengta and collected more than 30,000 items of waste packaging for incineration. We want to make a contribution to local sustainable agriculture for a more beautiful hometown.”

“DuPont Crop Protection products are environmentally friendly,” Jing Li says. “That’s the main reason why we choose to cooperate with DuPont. We work together with the farmers, suppliers, and the experts to make an effort on sustainable agriculture. Through committed to sustainable agriculture, we want to become the leading company of local agriculture industry. It is an investment in our company’s future.”