Yara and sustainability

Our Product Stewardship approach

The principles of product stewardship guide Yara’s operations through the supply chain. Product stewardship provides a systematic approach to monitoring and reviewing the quality and handling of all our products.

It ensures that proper care is taken along the entire value chain, from product development and purchase of raw materials, through production, storage and distribution, to sales, delivery and usage.

Yara constantly seeks to improve the quality of its products, operations and manufacturing processes, to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency - thereby addressing concerns about the impact of modern farming.

Industry initiative

Yara is committed to the principles of product stewardship set out by Fertilizers Europe. These principles involve a wide range of defined standards of operation, and Yara is regularly audited by an independent third party to verify compliance.

As an active member of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), Yara is also engaged in developing a similar standard for non-European entities.

All parts of the chain

Being a member of Fertilizers Europe also implies a clear commitment to the principles of sustainable agriculture, a pledge to make and sell safe products, and to operate plants based on best practice. It means controlling storage and distribution, and working to ensure the safe and environmentally correct manufacture and use of fertilizers. The product stewardship program covers the entire fertilizer value chain, from sourcing of raw materials through manufacturing, packaging, transportation and storage, to the use of company products on the farm.

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