Yara and sustainability

Yara and the UN Global Compact 2012

Yara has participated in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative since 2006, and was admitted to the Global Compact LEAD in 2012. The table below provides an index to Yara’s implementation and performance demonstrating the ten UNGC principles in work, with references to more detailed information in the Impact Review 2012 (IR), Yara´s GRI Reporting 2012 (GRI) and relevant policy documents.
# 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 (PDF)
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.   We have established the extensive Yara Ethics Program, which comprises the Yara Ethics Handbook along with training material and procedures and tools for monitoring and corrective action. In 2012, Yara rolled out Share It!, a program aiming to engage employees to identify and reflect on ethical issues and how to handle them correctly. 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. Business Partners must comply with internationally recognized standards on child labor, such as the guidelines of UNICEF and the ILO, as well as local legislation. 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 promote environmental responsibility within our own operations as well as in the agricultural and industrial sectors. Yara’s HESQ policy          
Impact chronicle (IR, page 11–18 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
Curbing the carbon (IR, page 1–8 in PDF)
Impact chronicle (IR, page 11–18 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. Our Integrity Due Diligence process is defined to map risks related to business partners, including corruption. Code of Conduct (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Yara´s Business Partners (PDF)
Yara Ethics Handbook - section 4.2 (PDF)          
Society performance (GRI)
Risk Management, Financial Report 2012 pages 26 – 32 (PDF)
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