Nutrien’s Feeding the Future Plan outlines six priority commitments to transform agriculture, which are intended to be achieved by the year 2030

  • Enable growers to adopt sustainable and productive agricultural products and practices on 75 million acres globally. 
  • Launch and scale a comprehensive Carbon Program, empowering growers and our industry to accelerate climate-smart agriculture and soil carbon sequestration while rewarding growers for their efforts. 
  • Achieve at least a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1 + 2) per tonne of our products produced, from a baseline year of 2018.  
  • Invest in new technologies and pursue the transition to low-carbon fertilizers, including blue and green ammonia. 
  • Leverage our farm-focused technology partnerships and investments to drive positive impact in industry and grower innovation and inclusion. 
  • Create new grower financial solutions to strengthen social, economic and environmental outcomes in agriculture. 

 
In addition, the following environment, social and governance (ESG) performance targets and goals have been identified, which are intended to be achieved between the years 2022 – 2025.

ENVIRONMENT

SOCIAL

GOVERNANCE

Environment

Social

Governance

CLIMATE CHANGE

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

  • Deploy self-generated wind and solar energy at four potash facilities by the end of 2025

WATER

  • Complete a watershed risk assessment of our production sites in 2021 to inform context-based operational water targets by 2023

ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENTS

  • Develop Loss of Containment (LOC) reduction strategy and provide related target by 2023

WASTE

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

BIODIVERSITY

  • Determine how digital on-farm tools can identify and track opportunities to enhance biodiversity conservation on agricultural landscapes by 2023

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

  • Women comprise no fewer than 30 percent of the Board of Directors (maintain annually)
  • 30 percent women in leadership (Director and above) by 2025
  • By 2025, 25 percent of local spend in our potash business has direct Indigenous economic impact and annually, 100 percent of contracted potash suppliers have local Indigenous inclusion commitments

PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

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

WORKPLACE SAFETY

  • Achieve top-quartile safety performance across all business units by end of 2025
  • Zero Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) incidents annually
  • Expand safety coaching into performance conversations for all employees by 2022

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT & RELATIONS

  • Develop and implement a targeted approach to measure the impact of our sustainability and community investments by 2023
  • Employees volunteer at least 25,000 hours by 2025

INTEGRITY

  • All employees, directors and officers complete mandatory Code of Ethics training annually
  • Zero-tolerance policy for corruption and bribery as well as anti-competitive practices

CYBERSECURITY

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

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. We may revise and add to our targets as our operating context evolves and additional commitments are developed in the future.