About Yara

Risk Management

Monitoring global trends and challenges is crucial for Yara, both to reduce risks and to explore business opportunities stemming from international developments.

Yara takes proactive and effective risk management to mitigate adverse effects on our operations, and to identify and explore business opportunities. Ultimately, risk management helps achieves our long-term strategies and short-term goals. 

Risk assessments 

Yara is exposed to a number of strategic, operational, financial, hazard and compliance risks that could have a negative effect on the company’s business, reputation, operating results or financial condition. Several inherent business risks also represent business opportunities, underlining the need for systematic risk management of our operational and financial performance. The Executive Management currently considers the following risk areas and factors to be the most relevant to Yara’s business:

Risk category Issue
Strategic risks Fertilizer prices
Raw materials
Gas prices
Climate change
Investments and integration
Health and safety
Operational risks Production reliability
  Human capital
  Supply Chain
Price risk on inventory
Hazard and Compliance-related risks Political Risk
  Anti-corruption risk
Ethics risk
Legal compliance risk
Personnel security risk
Natural disasters
Supply chain relations
Financial risks Financial Risk
Credit risk
Currency risk
Interest rate risk


Sustainability risks 

Yara has undertaken a thorough review of the material sustainability issues facing the company and its industry. In accordance with Yara’s overall risk management system, risks related to the company’s corporate citizenship are categorized as strategic, operational, compliance or financial (see table above).

Strategic risks arising from global challenges often represent business opportunities for Yara as the company responds to these with contributions to sustainable agriculture and business development. Yara’s HESQ and Product Stewardship Team continuously monitor Yara’s significant operational and compliance risks.

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