Fair and responsible business

Farmer carrying fertilizer

Our commitment to doing business fairly and responsibly is anchored in our values and corporate commitments, and evidenced when we deliver in both Yara's and society's interests when faced with tough decisions.

Key commitments

International initiatives and guidelines are the benchmark minimum for our economic, environmental and social performance.

Three Yara employees in safety gear at Cubatao plant

UN Global Compact

We joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC) in 2006, signing up to its ten business principles on Environment, Human Rights, Labor Rights and Anti-Corruption. We have also endorsed the UNGC platforms Caring for Climate, The CEO Water Mandate and the Call to Action: Anti-Corruption.

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OECD Guidelines

We are committed to upholding the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines are multilaterally agreed and widely promoted by governments as a code for responsible business conduct to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries.

Farmer and Yara agronomist inspecting crop

UN and ILO principles and conventions

We also endorse the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, the core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the OECD Conventions on Combating Bribery.

Our starting point

Our mission at Yara is to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. This guiding purpose is inspired, in part, by our corporate commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Paris Agreement.

Read more about Yara and the SDGs

Zero harm

That is our goal

Through hands-on leadership, efficient use of HSE tools, increased coworker ownership and engagement.