Why it matters

Nutrien conducts business around the world, and we are committed to doing so the right way which, among other practices that demonstrate integrity, includes respecting and observing all human rights laws, following principles of fair competition, and doing business with honesty and transparency.

Our work on integrity supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Our approach

Integrity is one of our core values at Nutrien. Some of the key aspects of integrity that we focus on include respect for human rights, avoiding anti-competitive behavior, and preventing bribery and corruption.



Some of the policies that guide our integrity work are:

Human rights

We are committed to respecting and observing all human rights, in accordance with applicable law and the principles set forth in applicable international standards. Such as:

  • Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
Competition Law Policy

Our Competition Law Policy outlines Nutrien’s strict expectations of all employees, officers and directors, as well as third parties such as distributors, agents, resellers and contractors. Anti-competitive behaviors with competitors or customers and other third parties (for example, governments) are prohibited, including but not limited to, price fixing, agreements to limit production, exchanging competitive information and predatory

Integrity Program

Nutrien’s Integrity Program provides the knowledge and tools for all employees to achieve business results the right way – with integrity. This program consists of four pillars: risk intelligence, learning, speaking up and investigations.

Risk Intelligence

Nutrien’s risk intelligence activities include assessment and mitigation tools for human rights, compliance, integrity and legal factors that are available to employees on a risk basis considering their specific role and, sometimes, location. These tools include trade sanctions due diligence, customer and supplier reputation due diligence, and our ERM program.

  • Human rights and anti-corruption: Nutrien identifies and assesses human rights-related risks annually as part of our global ERM process and through our sustainability material topic analysis. Note that Nutrien has no operations in countries with high levels of corruption risk as determined by Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (that is, the countries that are part of the 20 lowest rankings).
  • Mergers and acquisitions: We integrate compliance and integrity assessments and training into our due diligence and integration process for new acquisitions to verify that our growing Company continues to build and maintain a culture of integrity in line with our core values. These activities also serve to mitigate legal and financial risks as the business grows, such as those related to bribery and corruption, as well as environmental and social sustainability issues. Compliance and integrity integration activities are risk-based and range from deployment of Nutrien policies, to alignment of key processes with Nutrien’s programs and provision of training.
  • Third-party due diligence: We integrate legal and compliance risk assessment into supplier screening and monitoring processes. For example, in 2023 our Integrity Group continued working closely with Nutrien’s operating segments to provide guidance on evolving trade sanctions. Our procurement team has taken significant steps through processes related to our Supplier Code of Conduct to further embed the importance of supplier risk management across the organization.
  • Integrity culture questionnaire: Since 2021, we have been conducting monthly surveys of a representative sample of employees across Nutrien about our integrity culture, including psychological safety. The anonymous responses enable us to understand what we are doing well and where we have room to improve by region, operating segment and corporate function. 
  • Training and communications: All employees, directors and officers must complete mandatory Code of Conduct training annually. The 2023 training included Nutrien’s purpose and values; fostering a “speaking up” culture; cybersecurity and use of AI tools and services in the workplace; data privacy; respect in the workplace (including anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and inclusion); safety; conflicts of interest; protecting company assets; accurate records and information; fair competition; preventing corruption and bribery; gifts and entertainment; and sustainability. In addition, leaders completed an additional section on leading with integrity, which included content on psychological safety and promoting a speaking up culture, receiving and escalating concerns, and their elevated responsibility to demonstrate Nutrien’s values. We update and rotate topics from year to year as part of our risk-based training strategy.
  • Integrity Moments: Integrity Moments involve sharing stories that show integrity in action (personal or otherwise) at the start of meetings. Integrity Moments help to foster and normalize discussions about our core value of integrity in our everyday work.
Speaking up

One of the most important ways to do business with integrity is to speak up, ask questions and report concerns about situations that may violate the Code, an associated policy or the law. There are several options for speaking up (for example, in person, email, instant messaging, direct phone calls), but Nutrien also provides an externally administered Integrity Helpline for employees and anyone outside Nutrien to ask questions and report integrity concerns. Service is available in seven languages and can be accessed by calling a localized phone number or using an online form. Reports can also be made anonymously. Nutrien has zero tolerance for any retaliation against someone who raises a concern or otherwise participates in the investigation process in good faith.


We strive to maintain a speaking up culture where all concerns related to the Code of Conduct (as well as an associated policy) will be investigated under the oversight of the Integrity Group. All questions and concerns are taken seriously and handled promptly, confidentially and professionally, in accordance with our compliance investigation principles.

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