Yara and sustainability

Key product responsibility initiatives 2011

product responsibility

Crop Nutrition

Yara’s Crop Nutrition Concept is designed to tailor fertilizer application to the specific crop and growing conditions for maximum efficiency and optimal yields. Bringing local answers to global challenges, it offers growers a unique package of products and services:

Crop knowledge - Yara has unrivalled knowledge in crop nutrition and uses it to create win-win situations with successful growers.

Portfolio combinations - Yara offers a comprehensive product portfolio that meets the needs of all crops, different growing conditions and application methods.

Application competence - Yara applies a just-in-time approach to application that matches the exact needs of crops, supported by an array of decision-making tools.

Please see Yara's Crop Nutrition section for more information.

REACH

The EU REACH regulation targets improved control and knowledge of chemical substances to help safeguard human health and the environment. It requires classification, testing and registration of all substances in the European chemical industry.

All Yara's fertilizers, chemical products and their raw materials are regulated by national or international fertilizer or chemical law. All products manufactured in or imported into EU/EEA are in compliance with the European chemicals regulation REACH. Also globally chemical compliance is high on the agenda. Notifications of products are starting up in several countries outside of the EU/EEA. A global Yara network has been established for chemical compliance and a formal chemical compliance check is included in the purchasing and sales process. 

Please see REACH for more information.

IFA Product Stewardship Initiative
Yara is a corporate member of the two leading fertilizer industry associations, the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), and Fertilizers Europe, as well as the International Fertiliser Society (IFS); European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA); the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Sector Group Inorganic Feed Phosphates; and the Fertilizer Institute (TFI).

In 2011, an independent audit confirmed that Yara´s operations in Europe are in full compliance with the requirements of the FE Product Stewardship Program. Outside Europe, Yara is implementing the IFA Protect & Sustain product stewardship program, which was launched in early 2011. Yara has participated in the development of this initiative, and in May 2011 Yara Mexico was among the first companies to receive an IFA Protect & Sustain certificate. Other units will follow suit, as Yara aims to have all operations outside Europe certified to the program.

GRI Reporting 

Please see our Product Responsibility Performance Indicators section for more information.

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