Yara defines creating shared value as a fundamental way of thinking and a key strategic ambition.
Yara’s annual report for 2014, consisting of the Financial Report 2014, the separate Impact Report 2014 and the full GRI Report, explains how this ambition is placed center-stage in business development and value creation.
2014 was a year of profitable and sustainable growth. Yara increased its production capacities in several markets, strengthened its global presence, and expanded its portfolio of environmental solutions.
Yara continued to execute its strategy of profitable growth and delivered on its strategic ambition to create shared value. We focused on the integration of our newly acquired operations and strengthened our portfolio of emissions abatement solutions.
Yara delivered strong 2014 earnings, with a 32% increase in net income after non-controlling interests versus 2013 and a cash return on gross investment of 13.3 %. Earnings per share rose to NOK 27.59 from NOK 20.67 in 2013.