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 carbon footprint of fertilizers enables the agricultural community to make better decisions based on environmental considerations, helping minimize the climate impact of farming. We support this by publishing a carbon footprint declaration for the fertilizers we produce in Europe.

Reducing our footprint

The carbon footprint declaration documents our progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our operations. We offer proven 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 greenhouse gas (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.

When we calculate the carbon footprint of our products, we include all emissions with global warming potential related to their production; from production of raw materials and energy use to final product and storage at the production site. We apply industry standard methodology developed by Fertilizers Europe to calculate the footprint of each product at individual sites. Our calculations are regularly verified by an independent third party, DNV GL.

You can download the latest verification statement with details on carbon footprints for specific products and sites below.

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. 

Looking for the carbon footprint declaration?

Here's the latest verification statement with carbon footprints for specific products and production sites.