About Yara

Ethics and Compliance Program

Yara supports the UN Global Compact, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, UN Declaration on Human Rights, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), OECD Conventions on Combating Bribery, and Transparency International Norway. Yara is also an associate member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

The key principles of Yara's Ethics and Compliance Program are outlined in the Code of Conduct which documents Yara's position on a range of topics, including corruption, hospitality, gifts and expenses, and human rights. The document has been translated into 15 languages and has been distributed globally. The Code of Conduct applies to all of Yara’s employees, whether full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary. It also applies to the members of the Board of Directors.

Yara also has its Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners reinforcing its goal to continue to develop relationships with Business partners that share our similar corporate values of Ambition, Curiosity, Collaboration and Accountability. Please see the links below to download the documents mentioned above.

Yara’s Ethics and Compliance Program features:


• An internal Ethics Portal with useful information for all Yara employees
• Interactive e-learning videos on a range of ethical topics that are mandatory for employees
• Yara's Ethics Hotline, available in over 50 languages, that allows employees to share their concerns confidentially
• A tailor-made, interactive, face-to-face training program that covers thousands of employees each year

The Ethics Training has been integrated into the new employee induction process since 2011.

Members of the public who may have concerns about Yara's operations can contact the Ethics and Compliance Department directly by email.

Yara’s continued success as an industry shaper is dependent upon retaining and promoting our ethical reputation and the public trust we have earned. The Ethics and Compliance Program is therefore an important element in how we run our business.

Download our Code of Conduct in 15 languages:

Code of Conduct - English (PDF 28,4MB) 

Code of Conduct - Bulgarian (PDF, 1,39MB)

Code of Conduct - Chinese (PDF 28,4MB)

Code of Conduct - Dutch (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Finnish (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - French (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - German (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Italian (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Norwegian (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Portuguese (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Russian (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Spanish (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Swedish (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Thai (PDF 28,3MB)

Code of Conduct - Vietnamese (PDF 28,3MB)


Download our Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners in 14 languages:

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners - English (PDF 251 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners - Burmese (PDF 235 KB)

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Chinese (simplified) (PDF 467,13 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Dutch (PDF 280,87 KB)

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Finnish (PDF, 280,23 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – French (PDF, 280,46 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – German (PDF, 290,40 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Italian (PDF, 281,70 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Norwegian (PDF, 278,79 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Portuguese (Brazilian) (PDF, 282,03 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Russian (PDF, 397,73 KB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Spanish (Latin American) (PDF, 278,38 KB)  

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Thai (PDF, 1,18 MB) 

Code of Conduct for Yara’s Business Partners – Vietnamese (PDF, 298,57 KB) 


Download also our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in English: 

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (PDF 5,94MB) 

Download Yara’s Anti-Corruption Commitment in English:

Yara’s Anti-Corruption Commitment (PDF 3MB)

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