Ad Hoc Monitoring Report

Claims of (non-)adherence by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta to Code of Conduct of Pesticide Management

In 2015 Public Eye, ECCHR and their partners submitted a report to FAO and WHO providing evidence that Syngenta and Bayer were violating the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management when distributing highly hazardous pesticides in Punjab, India. The report was discussed during the Joint Meeting on Pesticides Management (JMPM) held in New Dehli on April 2017. The meeting concluded with the JMPM only taking note of the report and failing to assess compliance of Syngenta and Bayer with the Code. Without improvements the FAO/WHO monitoring procedure is on its way to become meaningless.