Sustainability

Responsible business

Fair and responsible business

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 facing tough decisions.

Accountability is one of our core values and an attribute necessary to earn trust. We build our accountability on being a reliable company, partner, suppler and employer; by acting responsibly in all situations, and never compromising the interests of society for our own good.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) inspires our strategy and sustainability efforts. We will continue our active support and promotion of the SDGs along with collaborative efforts to meeting them. You can learn more about how we address and can help reach the SDGs here.

Our key commitments

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

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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 also 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.
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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.

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Don't forget product stewardship

Product stewardship is often overlooked by our followers, but shapes the way we work to protect human health and the environment. Our operations are certified and regularly audited to standards for product stewardship. Independent audits provide evidence that we take proper care from product development and the purchase of raw materials, through production, storage and distribution, to sales, delivery and usage.

Learn more about the signficance of product stewardship in Yara