Impact reporting 2015

Human rights indicator points

Aspect: Investment

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4 – 18 and to the labor management approach.

G4-HR1: Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

Compliance risks, including human rights, are an integrated part of Yara's "Capital Value Process." The Capital Value Process includes all significant investments and transactions.

G4-HR2: Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained

Yara's Ethics and Compliance program encompasses the issue of human rights, and it is included as a separate topic in the ethics and compliance training program. Human rights are also included as a dedicated segment of the mandatory introduction videos for all new employees. During 2015 more than 5,000 employees received face to face training in ethics and compliance matters, including human rights as a distinct topic.

Aspect: Non-discrimination

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4 – 18 and to the human rights management approach.

G4-HR3: Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

Yara's Ethics & Compliance Department received a total of 50 notifications that were classified as 'People' matters during the reporting period. 20 were classified as harassment or discrimination, all of which were resolved within the reporting period. None remain unresolved.

Aspect: Freedom of association and collective bargaining

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4 – 18 and to the human rights management approach. 

G4-HR4: Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights

Yara does not consider any of its operations to be at significant risk of violation of the right of employees to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining. Yara recognizes and respects the right to freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining within national laws and regulations. When operating in countries where this right is limited through local legislation, we will seek to take mitigating action in accordance with local conditions and regulations.

Aspect: Child labor

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4 – 18 and the human rights management approach.

G4-HR5: Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor

Yara does not consider any of its own operations to be at significant risk of child labor. Based on recommendations from the ILO, it is Yara's policy not to allow children below the age of 15 to be employed in our operations. We will not allow children under the age of 18 to do work that jeopardizes their health, safety, or morals. In any scenario, the employment of a minor should never be to the detriment of the child's education, development, or overall well-being.

Aspect: Forced or compulsory labor

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4 – 18 and to the human rights management approach.

G4-HR6: Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor

Yara does not consider any of its own operations to be at significant risk of forced labor. Our Code of Conduct states that, "We will not use any form of forced labor in our operations in accordance with the definitions provided by the ILO. Yara believes a work relationship should be freely chosen and free from threats."

Aspect: Security practices

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to the human rights management approach, as well as to G4 – 18.

G4-HR7: Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations

Yara's own security personnel and security service providers working on Yara sites are covered by work induction training covering site safety and security practices. In addition, Yara Code of Conduct covering Yara's ethical policies and practices is available in 13 languages. It has been distributed as hard copies to 119 Yara locations around the world, with the purpose to reach every Yara employee. Reading and understanding the Code of Conduct is mandatory for every Yara employee, and guidance is available to solve any questions or concerns people may have. 

Web link: Ethics and Compliance Program

For external security service providers, Yara has a Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners reinforcing the company's goal to continue to develop relationships with Business partners to share corporate values. All contracts, purchase orders, or agreements with Yara's business partners (suppliers, agents, JV Partners, Distributors, etc.) should refer to the Ethics Clause and Business Partner Code of Conduct.

Aspect: Assessment

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4-18 and to the human rights management approach.

G4-HR9: Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Yara's risk assessment process aims to identify, evaluate and manage risk factors across all areas of the company, including corruption risks. Risk assessment (which includes human rights) is mandatory for 100% of our operations: All expert functions; from Production down to plant level; Crop Nutrition down to country level; Industrial and Supply Chain down to Business Unit level.

Aspect: Supplier human rights assessment

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4-18 and to the human rights management approach.

G4-HR10: Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria

Yara's Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) Procedure requires the screening of all new suppliers against key risk factors and red flags, including red flags concerning human rights criteria. If a risk is present, further research is required, including a self-declaration from the supplier concerning human rights criteria, inter alia.

Reference is made to G4-LA14 for the description of the IDD procedure. 

Aspect: Human rights grievance mechanisms

G4-DMA:

Reference is made to G4-18 and to the human rights management approach.

G4-HR12: Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Yara did not receive any reports concerning human rights during the reporting period through the channels described in G4-57.

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