Our European footprint

We’re well positioned to become the leading partner for European farmers and food companies by providing sustainable farming solutions that also deliver superior economic performance:

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Scale and reach

We have the scale and reach that’s needed to drive the sustainable agriculture transformation in Europe and develop innovative solutions, just as we have for over a century. We’re the largest crop nutrition company in Europe. We have an integrated organization with more than 3,000 employees in Europe working across the entire supply chain, including agronomy, sales, production, and distribution, supporting customers in over 30 European countries.

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Complete offering

We provide a complete offering of solutions, including agronomic advice, digital tools, and crop nutrition products. This gives farmers a one-stop shop for their farming needs. Our European portfolio of around 500 crop nutrition products covers all crops grown in Europe, offering farmers tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of their crops and growing conditions.

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Farmer connectivity

We’re in the field every day providing expert agronomic advice and precision farming solutions to both smallholder and professional farmers all over Europe. Our intimate farmer connectivity enables us to better understand and meet the needs of farmers. Our digital tools connect around 20 percent of European farmland.

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Low-carbon farming

We help farmers preserve and enhance soil health as well as reduce their carbon footprints by advising them on how to balance crop nutrition, tailor fertilizer applications according to crop needs, use precision farming tools, and select the most suitable fertilizers. Nitrate-based fertilizers have among the lowest carbon footprints and ammonia emissions compared to other alternatives such as urea or ammonium fertilizers.

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Low-carbon production

Yara is the biggest producer of nitrate-based mineral fertilizers in Europe. Production of nitrate fertilizers in Europe has on average the lowest carbon footprint in the world, helped by a catalyst technology that Yara developed and has since been shared with the rest of the industry. This technology has enabled Yara to reduce fertilizer production emissions from nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), by more than 90 percent and lower our direct GHG emissions in Europe by 55 percent since 2005.

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Science based research

Yara is a science-based and purpose-driven company. We’re continuously developing new innovative solutions to expand our reach and offerings, backed by world-class crop nutrition research conducted at Yara’s R&D center in Hanninghof, Germany, and our research farm in Kotkaniemi, Finland. We are actively investing in growing clean ammonia production, which will enable the hydrogen economy with the aim to establish green ammonia production within 2 to 4 years in Norway and the Netherlands with commercial-sized pilots. In addition, our partnership with Statkraft and Aker Horizons is set to establish the first large-scale European green ammonia project in Norway, targeting green ammonia opportunities for the fertilizer and shipping sectors.

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Male farmer looking at his field

Reducing our carbon footprint

  • Yara is well-positioned to meet the EU target for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030. We’ve reduced our total direct GHG emissions (scope 1) by about 45% and in Europe by 55% since 2005. 
  • We aim to reduce our global emissions (scope1 and scope 2) by a further 30% by 2030*, bringing the total reduction to around 60% versus 2005.

*Baseline year 2019. Scope 1: direct GHG emissions; Scope 2:  indirect emissions from purchased electricity

Yara is the market leader in Europe, supported by an unrivaled production system and supply chain network

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Tiffanie Stephani
Tiffanie Stephani
Director European Government Relations
Jari Pentinmäki
Jari Pentinmäki
VP Marketing and Agronomy Europe
Leon Sanchez Blanco
Leon Sanchez Blanco
Director Agronomy Europe
Vibeke Larøi
Vibeke Larøi
Communications Manager Region Europe