Yara and sustainability

Yara and the UN Global Compact 2011

Yara has participated in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative since early 2006, implementing its ten principles throughout the organization. The index below gives is a brief overview of how the ten UNGC principles have been implemented, with references to more detailed information in the Impact Review 2011 (IR), Yara´s GRI reporting (GRI) and elsewhere on the website.
# Principle Approach Response
Human rights
1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.  We support the UN Declaration of Human Rights and have made a commitment to respecting human rights throughout our operations, including in our supply chain.
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics  Handbook - section 4.1 (PDF)
Human Rights Performance (GRI)
Labor practices and decent work (GRI))
Product responsibility performance (GRI)
2 Businesses should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.   In 2011, Yara conducted extensive training in its Ethics Program, which includes mandatory training videos on topics including corruption, human rights, ethical supply chain, competition, facilitation payments, conflict of interest and personal conduct. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 4.1 (PDF)
Human Rights Performance (GRI)
Society Performance (GRI)
Labor standards
3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.  We are committed to dialogue with employees and their unions, and respects collective agreements at all levels. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics  Handbook - section 3.1 (PDF)
Human rights performance (GRI)
Labor practices and decent work (GRI)
4 Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor. We will not tolerate any form of forced and compulsory labor in our operations or in those of our business partners. Code of Conduct (PDF) Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 4.1 (PDF)
Human rights performance (GRI)
5 Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor. We condemn child labor and do not permit such conduct at any of our sites. We are committed to detecting and eliminating incidents of child labor among our business partners. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 4.1 (PDF)
Human rights performance (GRI)
6 Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. We are committed to non-tolerance of any form of discrimination or harassment. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 3.1 (PDF)
Human rights performance (GRI)
Labor practices and decent work (GRI)
Environment
7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. We are committed to minimize environmental impacts of our operations. All of Yara’s activities are guided by the principles of Product Stewardship and a life cycle perspective. Yara’s HESQ policy          
Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 3.7 (PDF)
Product responsibility performance (GRI)
Environmental performance (GRI)
8 Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. We have promoted environmental responsibility within our own operations as well as in the agricultural and industrial sectors. Yara’s HESQ policy
Resource management (IR, pages 10–12 in PDF)
Environmental issues (IR, pages 20–23 in PDF)
Product responsibility performance (GRI)
Environmental performance (GRI)
9 Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. We have developed and market innovative technologies reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants, and helping farmers achieve higher yield in a sustainable way. Yara’s HESQ policy
Food security (IR, pages 14–18 in PDF)
Environmental issues (IR, pages 20–23 in PDF)
Environmental performance (GRI)
Anti-corruption
10 Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery. We have committed to non-acceptance of corruption and bribes. In 2011, Yara followed up on employee training and participation in the Ethics Program, and prepared a new training program for rollout to all employees in 2012. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 4.2 (PDF)
Society performance  (GRI)
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