Investor Relations

Human rights indicator points 2010

HR3 – Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. 

In 2010, Yara rolled out its Ethics program and a standardized training format throughout the organization.

Number of Employees who received Ethics and Compliance Training Number of hours devoted to Ethics and Compliance Training Proportion of Total Employees receiving training on human rights (%)
Africa 65 484 56.5
Asia 143 429 57.9
Brazil 917 2,656 93.2
Europe 4,289 6,425 84.1
Latin America 391 229 100
North America and Trinidad 301 15,232 58.6
Yara 6,106 25,454 83.1

HR4 – Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken 

There were two cases of discrimination reported within Yara in 2010. One was reported via the Ethics Hotline, and the other one was reported and handled locally. Both reports have been investigated and followed-up according to Yara’s investigation procedures.

HR 5 – Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.

Only two country offices identified that the right to exercise freedom of association may be at risk. To minimize this risk, one country office has put in place structured meetings with the Union and Works Council to ensure the employees’ rights in this respect. The other office has been clear that it follows and supports local labor legislation that determines that all people have freedom of association.

HR6 – Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor.

Three of Yara's operations, all of them located in developing markets, have identified a risk for incidents of child labor. These risks relate to hiring of underage employees along with external parties using underage employees unloading goods from the company's sites. The local Yara organizations have sought to eliminate this practice by prohibiting any recruitment of employees under the age of 18, confirming agreement with the Works Council and having structured audits by the HESQ department.

HR 7 – Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor and measure to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor

One country office located in a developing market identified having a risk for forced and compulsory labor within the population. As a result, there are strict guidelines in place within the office to prevent this from occurring, including clear working hours and overtime and mandatory rest periods.

HR9 – Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. 

In 2010, Yara had no reported incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people. 
 

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