ESG performance goals and targets summary

In addition to our 2030 commitments, we have also set ESG goals and targets that are representative of key issues and opportunities. These are within shorter time frames, focused on continuous improvement, and will be revised and updated as our operating context evolves. We will communicate our performance annually.

These commitments, targets and goals are tied to specific material ESG issues along with major ESG reporting frameworks we have implemented.

<p id="E1">Environment</p>

Reduce GHG emissions in nitrogen production by one million tonnes CO2e by the end of 2023

<p id="E2">On track</p>

Our priority GHG reduction projects, headlined by our N2O abatement projects, are on track to incrementally reduce emissions by approximately one million tonnes of CO2e annual

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Deploy self-generated wind and/or solar energy at four Potash facilities by the end of 2025

On track

We have deployed renewable-based wind and solar meteorological energy resource data collection stations at two sites.

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Complete a watershed risk assessment of our production sites

<p id="E3">On track</p>

We have completed a watershed risk assessment across North and South America for 27 of our manufacturing sites and terminals.

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Develop Loss of Containment reduction strategy and provide related target by 2023

On track

The project team is gathering data and performing the required analysis to set a baseline, which will be used in the target setting phase of the project.

Develop Retail’s plastic recycling strategy and set a target by 2022

On track

A global, cross-functional project team was formed to evaluate best practices, recycling partners and current impact to inform regional strategies and set a target by the end of 2022.

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Determine how digital onfarm tools can identify and track opportunities to enhance biodiversity

On track

As part of initial work, by the end of 2021 we measured and documented approximately 545,000 acres in North America with various downstream partners, which included biodiversity metrics.

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<p id="S1">Social</p>

Women comprise no fewer than 30 percent of the Board of Directors (maintain annually)

<p id="S2">On track</p>

We are exceeding our target with 36 percent women on our Board of Directors.

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30 percent women in leadership (director and above) by 2025

Room for improvement

The percentage of women in senior leadership positions is 21 percent in 2021, a two percentage-point improvement compared to 2020.

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By 2025, 25 percent of local spend in our Potash business has direct Indigenous economic impact

<p id="S3">On track</p>

In 2021, our Potash business spent 23 percent of local spend with direct Indigenous economic impact.

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Annually, 100 percent of potash suppliers contracted MSA have local Indigenous inclusion commitments

Achieved

In 2021, we stated expectations regarding EDI commitments for our potash suppliers, resulting in all suppliers with new MSAs executed in 2021 having commitments to Indigenous local content.

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Complete risk evaluation profiles of NPK (fertilizer) manufactured products by 2023

<p id="S4">On track</p>

In 2021, the Nutrien ESG Governance Working Group endorsed a hazard profiling and evaluation model.

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Achieve top-quartile safety performance across all business units by end of 2025

On track

In 2021, we achieved top-quartile LTI performance across Retail, Nitrogen and Phosphate business units, reflecting our deliberate effort on SIF and severity elimination.

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Zero Serious Injury and Fatality incidents annually

<p id="S5">Achieved</p>

In 2021, Nutrien achieved zero SIF incidents.

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Expand safety coaching into performance conversations for all employees by 2022

Achieved

This goal is complete and safety coaching remains a priority approach we continue to implement and improve upon.

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Develop and implement impact measurement of sustainability and community investments by 2023

On track

We are working with a consultant to develop our impact measurement framework.

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Employees volunteer at least 25,000 hours by 2025

Room for improvement

Due to the pandemic, volunteering has become more difficult, but we increased our total annual volunteer hours by more than 4,000 hours, or 56 percent.

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<p id="G1">Governance</p>

All employees, directors and officers complete mandatory Code of Conduct training annually

Achieved

All employees, directors and officers have completed mandatory Code of Conduct training.

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Host quarterly education and training on cybersecurity for our community partners and stakeholders

Achieved

In 2021, we hosted five sessions with over 260 attendees from internal and external stakeholder groups.

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