On June 1, 2019, after three years in the making, a new company was officially born: Corteva Agriscience. The name “Corteva” is derived from words meaning “heart” and “nature.”
Corteva is founded on the rich heritages of Dow, DuPont and Pioneer. Today, Corteva stands on its own as a leading seed and crop protection company after separating from DowDuPont.
Company leaders, including Jim Collins, Chief Executive Officer, celebrated the separation of Corteva into its own entity Monday, June 3, by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. It was an exciting moment, symbolizing a major step into a bright future.
Of the experience, Collins said, “Today marks the launch of a new kind of agriculture company, well-positioned to compete and win by providing farmers the complete solution they need for sustainable, long-term growth and improved profitability.”
More than 21,000 employees work for Corteva, which has a presence in 140 countries across the globe. Collins explained that each of those employees is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.
The new company has a strong focus on innovation, with an eye on expanding digital capabilities. Corteva will strive to be at the forefront of the newest and best crop solutions.
The company’s top commitments, however, will always be to farmers and to the land, especially precious natural resources. No matter how this company continues to grow in the coming years, nature will always remain at the heart.