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Environmental management approach 2010

Management Approach

This year, Yara has reported on 13 additional Environmental points and increased its full reporting of the points from four points to 21 points. This improvement was primarily linked to the implementation of our new Credit360 reporting tool, as well as a reassessment of how best to respond to the indicators to ensure compliance with GRI Guidelines.

Goals and Performance

For a full list of our performance, please see our Environmental performance on the GRI index. 

On climate change, Yara continues to reduce its carbon footprint. The emissions in 2010 were 45 percent lower than in 2004, with adjusting for plants acquired and closed since that time. The target for reduction by 2013 has already been achieved, and a new future target will be decided on in 2011. In addition, the energy consumption has reduced by 4 percent from 2009 to 2010, from 15.2 GJ per ton of finished product to 14.6 GJ per ton of finished product.


See Yara's Environmental Policy

Everyone at Yara, including contractors, is covered by Yara’s Policy for Health, Environment, Safety, Quality and Product Stewardship. Responsibility for the policy stems directly from the CEO, and our ambitions are firmly embedded in the company’s vision and long-term goals.

Organizational Responsibility

The Head of HESQ, Tore K. Jenssen, has organizational responsibility for the environmental reporting.

Monitoring and follow-up

Yara has established a series of procedures and standards that cover the health, environment and safety aspects of our operations worldwide. These standards are mandatory for all units, and a management system has been set up to monitor and support work throughout the organization.

We strive for continuous improvements in safety performance and to reach the highest standards of excellence throughout our operations.

Below is a list of certifications for environmental-related performance or certification systems.

Plant ISO 9001 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001
Siilinjärvi x x x
Kokkola x x x
Uusikaupunki x x x
Harjavalta x x x
Glomfjord x x x
Porsgrunn x x x
Köping x x x
Brunsbüttel x x x
Rostock x x x
Sluiskil x x x
Tertre x x x
Ambès x x x
Le Havre x x x
Montoir x x x
Pardies x In progress In progress
Ferrara x x In progress
Ravenna x x In progress
Belle Plaine In progress In progress In progress
Trinidad x x x
Rio Grande x x x


Boundary of Environmental report (Countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers)

Consolidated data within this report covers the reporting year 2010, unless otherwise noted. Readers should take note of the following changes and limitations to the scope and boundaries of the reporting:

  • Environmental performance data covers Yara’s 21 major production sites (see table above). Individual Health, Safety & Environment fact sheets are available for each plant in the Sustainability section on Yara’s web site.
  • Environmental impacts from transportation and distribution have not been included, as is also the case with staff functions, wholesalers, agents, joint ventures and associated companies.
  • Safety performance data covers all Yara employees and contractors’ employees working for Yara.
  • Sick leave covers employees at Yara’s production sites.
  • Joint ventures are included where Yara has operational responsibility. Yara’s joint venture in Libya, Lifeco, has been included in Health, Safety and Environmental performance and greenhouse gas emissions data from 2010.

Click here to see our Environmental performance indicator points

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