Yara and sustainability

Human rights indicator points

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 

Yara continued to develop and reiterate the Yara Ethics Program  throughout the organization in 2012. Specifically, the training initiative “Share it!” was launched to encourage managers and employees to identify and reflect on ethical issues and how to handle them correctly, to encourage discussion and reflection, and to increase awareness about the ethical tools available, such as the Ethics Handbook and the Ethics Hotline.

Yara’s mandatory interactive video learning program on Ethics was expanded in 2012 with a new video on the topic Behavior and Attitudes. The 11 mandatory and interactive ethics videos cover various topics including corruption, human rights, ethical supply chain, competition, facilitation payments, conflict of interest and personal conduct.

The Integrity Due Diligence process has been further strengthened and reinforced. It is defined to map risks related to business partners on various topics, including Corruption, Human Rights and Labor Rights.

HR4 – Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken 

There were two cases of discrimination reported within Yara in 2012. 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

In 2012 none of our reporting countries have identified that the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk.

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

In 2012 none of our reporting countries have identified a significant risk for incidents of child labor.

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

In 2012 none of our reporting countries have identified a significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor.

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

In 2012 Yara had no reported incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people.   

HR11 - new Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

In 2012 there were no grievances filed related to human rights.


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