Carbon footprint

Concerned about greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer use? We have taken major steps to reduce our carbon footprint – and to help agriculture do the same.

Two farmers on a wheat field

More insight into the climate impacts from crop nutrition enables the agricultural community to make better decisions based on environmental considerations, helping minimize the climate impact of farming. We support this by continuously working to reduce our emissions and support carbon footprint calculations.

Reducing our footprint

On top of our historic halving of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our operations, we have set new and ambitious targets to continue improving. We offer low-carbon nitrate fertilizers thanks in large to the catalyst technology we have developed and installed in our nitric acid plants. It significantly reduces emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) – a potent GHG – from the production of nitric acid. By combining our low-carbon fertilizers with best farming practices, the carbon footprint from crop production can be significantly reduced while maintaining yields.

Cooler farming

We also work with the Cool Farm Alliance to enable growers globally to make more informed on-farm decisions that reduce their environmental impact. The alliance provides the Cool Farm Tool, which helps farmers to optimize their farming operations to reduce GHG emissions.