Presentation on theme: "Corporate citizenship. Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 2 Yara is the world’s leading provider of both nitrogen-based fertilizer and industrial products Revenues."— Presentation transcript:
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 2 Yara is the world’s leading provider of both nitrogen-based fertilizer and industrial products Revenues (2008) NOK 88.8 billion Number of employees 8,000 located in more than 50 countries Global #1 in ammonia in nitrates in NPK in specialty fertilizers
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 3 Our solutions target the major global challenges of food security and global warming Health EnergyFood Climate
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 4 Global position, local action – our approach to sustainability Leading the fertilizer industry in a sustainable direction Encouraging agricultural practices that minimize environmental impact Helping customers optimize their application of fertilizers and actively developing environmental solutions for other industries
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 5 Our believes – CSR and Code of Conduct Being a good citizen is first and foremost to operate in a sustainable manner and be in front of setting standards ( beyond the legal minimum) Clear code of conduct No tolerance for non - compliance
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 6 Recent example in Argentina: Take over of operation of a warehouse in San Nicolas (1 half 2009); What will be different Implement new human resources policy Improve the bathrooms, looker rooms, cafeteria New pay structure with incentives and and competitive pay to retain experienced employees Introducing Yara HESQ standards – Still in the process to develop 100% of the Yara standards. When we entered, the compliance was only 17%. – First : New protective clothing for all employees ( done). Build new firing system ( under construction) – Expect to comply with all the main elements of Yara’s policy within 1year – Major challenge: change of mindset
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 8 Yara CSR initiatives – close to our heart and core business. Our main corporate initiative: Support a green revolution in Africa Invest in large import terminal facilities in strategically located sea ports to reduce costs in fertilizer supply chains and stimulate investment in overall agriculture Promoting a Green Revolution Develop Value Chain Partnerships Agricultural Growth Corridors Develop balanced fertilization programs adapted to local growing conditions. Annual Yara prize to person/institution with extraordinary effort to develop agriculture. Yara is initiating agricultural value-chain partnerships to help develop African agriculture.
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 9 COVERING BASICS NEEDS TEACHING OCCUPATIONS CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT Currently engaged in two schools ( one in Brandsen and one in Los Toldos ) And in Argentina… In 2004, Yara Argentina decided to promote social awareness by involving employees and management in a Social Responsibility Program. The idea of this activity is closely related to Yara´s business. Our mission is to “fertilize growth” and we are doing so by helping rural schools with financial and human resources, giving children the opportunity for a better education to have a better future.
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 10 Covering Basic Needs: Putting the Water Well in good Conditions.
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 11 Covering Basic Needs: Installing a Heating System in the school (Brandsen)
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 12 Covering BASIC NEEDS: Technological Project (Brandsen & Los Toldos) Action: We bought and installed 7 computers and 4 Printers (two schools)
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 13 Occupation: Orchard Project (Brandsen) Goal: Making the kids aware of the importance of farming. Presents: 7 students, 4 parents, 9 Yara workers & family
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 14 Occupations: Recycling Project – Christmas Cards Goal: Part of the Christmas Cards sent to our customers were made at the school.
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 15 Cultural Activities (Brandsen) and Food – Action: Film Projections Every three months we go to the school and we show a film. Once it is finished the teachers prepare chocolate that we share with students, their relatives, and our familes (kids, girlfriends, friends) who have joined us on that occasion.
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 16 CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: Celebrating “Kids Day” with PIPO PESCADOR (famous puppeteer)
Date: 09.03.2009 Page: 17 Volunteer 42% of Yara employees are involved in this project. The feedback has been very positive and we are proud to be able to help by making a change in the lives of these kids.