Sustainability Commitments

  • Conducting our business with integrity and in an open, honest and ethical manner.
  • Engaging local stakeholders in our planning and operations through timely, transparent and collaborative dialogue.
  • Promoting business practices that respect the value of human life and that minimize environmental impacts.
  • Respecting the diverse cultures and perspectives of all people.
  • Not knowingly taking part in human rights abuse, or being complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
  • Supporting the communities in which we operate through financial and/or non-financial contributions.


One of our management tools is to make commitments to our stakeholders and to ourselves. Once we make commitments, we develop plans to achieve them, and track our performance to ensure progress is made. Like any organization, we create various internal targets to spur improvement in priority areas. The following table shows how we’re progressing on our public sustainability-related targets.

Priority Target 2015 Performance Progress

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reduce direct North American Wholesale GHG emission intensity (per tonne of net fertilizer produced) by 20 percent from our 2005 baseline, by 2020.

15 percent reduction

On target

Women in Senior Leadership Roles

Women comprise at least 15 percent of senior leader roles (i.e., executive officers, vice presidents and typically roles reporting to vice presidents) by 2019.

13 percent On target

Women on Board of Directors

Women comprise not less than 25 percent of the corporation’s directors.

30 percent* Met target

Employee Total Recordable Injury Rate

1.71 in 2015

1.54 Met target

Employee Lost Time Injury Rate

0.58 in 2015

0.49 Met target

Contractor Total Recordable Injury Rate

0.85 in 2015

0.88 Did not meet target

Vehicle Accident Rate

0.55 in 2015

0.45 Met target

Environmental Incident Rate

0.17 in 2015

0.11 Met target

* Performance as of June 2016.

UN Global Compact

Agrium became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in April 2008. This global network is an ideal avenue for sharing and learning about best practices, and for continuing to engage in open dialogue with our stakeholders. Global Compact participants are expected to share with their stakeholders their progress in aligning business practices with the 10 Global Compact principles. This table indicates where we disclose our activities that address the 10 principles. For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, please visit