Syngenta Crop Protection AG

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Lobbying Costs

1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.45 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Syngenta Crop Protection AG

    EU Transparency Register

    16822412339-79 First registered on 25 Sep 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, comprised of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group with 57,000 people in more than 100 countries working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan, we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for carbon neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy, and partnering for impact. To learn more visit and

    Main EU files targeted

    Activities in the policy areas of agriculture and legislation relevant for crop protection products, biotechnology, biostimulants and seeds. Syngenta also follows policies in the area of environment, trade, development, innovation and research. These include:

    - Communication COM(2019) 640 final. The European Green Deal
    - Communication COM(2020) 381 final. A Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system
    - Communication COM(2020) 380 final. EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030
    - Legislative framework for sustainable food systems
    - Initiative on plants obtained by targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis
    - Revision of the plant and forest reproductive material legislation
    - Soil health – protecting, sustainably managing and restoring EU soils Communication COM(2021) 800 final. Sustainable Carbon Cycles
    - Communication COM(2021) 400 final; EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’
    - Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
    - Biopesticides – approval criteria for microbial active substances
    - Revision of the sustainable use of pesticides Directive
    - Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin
    - Proposal for a regulation. Conversion of FADN to a Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN)
    - Communication COM(2020) 667 final. Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
    - Revision of REACH Regulation to help achieve a toxic-free environment
    - Measures aiming to reduce the presence in the environment of unintentionally released microplastics
    - Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
    - Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment


    Head Office
    Rosentalstrasse, 67
    Basel CH-4058
    EU Office
    Avenue Louise 489
    Brussels 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    5 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Ian WHEALS 17 Jan 2024 16 Jan 2025
    Ms Hannah FARMELO 11 Jan 2024 10 Jan 2025
    Ms Hannah Phillips 11 Jan 2024 16 Jan 2024
    Ms Laila PINHEIRO 13 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2024
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 28 Jun 2023 27 Jun 2024
    Mr Christopher SIELER 28 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2024
    Ms Hannah FARMELO 05 Jan 2023 01 Jan 2024
    Mr Ian WHEALS 05 Jan 2023 01 Jan 2024
    Ms Hannah Phillips 05 Jan 2023 11 Jan 2023
    Ms Laila PINHEIRO 03 Sep 2022 01 Oct 2023
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 20 May 2022 20 May 2023
    Mr Christopher SIELER 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Mr Mark BALL 13 May 2021 13 May 2022
    Ms Miruna Marchis 13 May 2021 02 Apr 2022
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 13 May 2021 13 May 2022
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 31 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2021
    Ms Miruna Marchis 22 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2020
    Mr Mark BALL 26 Apr 2019 25 Apr 2020
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 16 Mar 2019 14 Mar 2020
    Ms Anastasia Bakola 22 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2020
    Ms Miruna Marchis 19 Oct 2018 22 Aug 2019
    Mr Mark BALL 27 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2019
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 10 Mar 2018 09 Mar 2019
    Ms Anastasia Bakola 20 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2019
    Ms Miruna Marchis 05 Oct 2017 04 Oct 2018
    Mr Mark BALL 12 May 2017 27 Apr 2018
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 20 Mar 2017 10 Mar 2018
    Ms Anastasia Bakola 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Ms Miruna Marchis 30 Sep 2016 29 Sep 2017
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 01 Apr 2016 21 Mar 2017
    Ms Miruna Marchis 04 Sep 2015 02 Sep 2016
    Mr Angus Kelly 04 Sep 2015 01 Apr 2016
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 11 Feb 2015 27 Jan 2016
    Ms Miruna Marchis 26 Sep 2014 04 Sep 2015
    Mr Thoralf KUECHLER 28 Oct 2014 15 Jul 2015
    Mr Gerard Meijerink 09 Oct 2014 06 Oct 2015
    Mrs Miruna Marchis 26 Sep 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Angus Kelly 26 Sep 2014 04 Sep 2015
    Mr Alain-Dominique Quintart 09 Jan 2014 08 Jan 2015
    Mrs Jessica BROBALD 08 Oct 2013 16 May 2014
    Mrs Jessica BROBALD 09 Nov 2012 26 Sep 2013
    Mrs Jessica BROBALD 27 Mar 2012 01 Nov 2012
    Jessica BROBALD 27 Mar 2012 31 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Syngenta is member of the following industry associations:
    - CropLife Europe
    - Euroseeds
    - International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)
    - European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC)

    Syngenta is a member of:
    - American chamber of commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU)
    - EconomieSuisse.

    Syngenta participates to following bodies:
    - Transantlantic Policy Network (TPN),
    - European Technology Platform (ETP) Plants for the Future
    - The Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG)
    - European Regulation and Innovation Forum (ERIF).

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

    Other financial info

    The estimated costs are calculated based on the activities, including The Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2022, and the portion of working time spent by Syngenta associates on representing interests to the EU institutions in 2022, following the Transparency Register Implementation Guidelines.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    Forum for the Future of Agriculture:
    Since 2008 Syngenta and the ELO (European Landowners' Organization) have jointly initiated the Forum for the Future of Agriculture to contribute to the debate on agriculture and the environment. The Forum is now supported by additional strategic partners from the private and NGO sectors. The forum is firmly established as the premier event where agriculture and environment meet each year attracting more than 1'000 participants from all over Europe.
    To learn more visit

    Good Growth Plan:
    Building on the progress we made and the lessons we learned from the first Good Growth Plan, we launched a new Good Growth Plan in June 2020. This new plan puts the urgent fight against climate change and biodiversity loss at the heart of farming’s productive future and the global economic recovery.
    Under the new Good Growth Plan, Syngenta makes four ambitious commitments and targets for 2025:
    - To accelerate our innovation to provide solutions for farmers to make agriculture more resilient and sustainable.
    - To strive for carbon neutral agriculture, while continuing our work to enhance biodiversity and soil health.
    - To reinforce our existing commitment to help people stay safe and healthy in our operations and on the field.
    - To achieve these commitments in partnership with others and through open dialogue about the value of agriculture innovation for farmers, nature and society.
    Full details of the Good Growth Plan and our other activities can be found in our 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG Report) -

    Land and Soil Management Award:
    This award has been launched in 2008 by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO), under the auspices of the European Commission (DG Environment and the Joint Research Centre) and in association with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) of Vienna, Syngenta, as well as the Centre for Soil and Environmental Sciences of the Ljubljana University. Since then, the award jury has selected outstanding achievements throughout the European Union in the field of sustainable soil and land management.
    To learn more visit

    Other activities:
    We engage in other global groups such as World Economic Forum, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Imagine Food Collective, who also seek dialogues with EU policy makers.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    25 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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