Why it matters

Ensuring that Nutrien employees feel valued, respected and engaged in their own success are essential factors in attracting and retaining the talented people who will help Nutrien achieve its purpose of Feeding the Future.

Our human capital work supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

SDG - Goal 8

Our approach

To safeguard the long-term achievement of our strategy and attract and retain our people, we invest in the employee experience and engagement, develop the best talent, and employ effective succession management processes.

Our actions

Employee experience and engagement 

Employees who have positive experiences at work are more likely to be engaged in working safely and collaboratively towards our shared Company goals. We promote employee engagement by focusing on the overall employee experience: gathering feedback by listening, providing the right rewards, and supporting mental and physical well-being.

Developing the best talent

At Nutrien, our success is possible because our people can grow their careers. Supporting the career development of our employees is a key driver of employee engagement and essential for employee retention. Each employee is empowered to own their career, with Nutrien’s support in their growth and development.

Succession management

Our succession management program enables the retention of talent, identification of talent gaps, and creation of succession plans, aligning organizational needs with employee expertise and career aspirations. Succession planning also provides Nutrien with a forward-looking roadmap to support continuity within our operations when changes occur.   

At senior leadership levels, our succession planning process has evolved to manage internal talent pools of high-potential individuals rather than 1:1 replacement planning. Within our operating segments, Nutrien identifies roles most critical to the achievement of our business strategy, while further identifying a high-potential talent pool to accelerate development and proactively manage diversity. For these critical roles, an internal talent pool and pipeline is also developed. We intend to leverage the data and insights from our employees’ career development profiles to better match employee aspirations to vacant roles.

Collective bargaining, unions and labor relations

Nutrien supports freedom of association and values, effective communication, collaboration with unions, and dispute resolution procedures for grievance processes. Maintaining positive relations with unions is important to our business. Our employees can join an employee association or labor union, consistent with national or regional laws and practices. We strive for productive relationships with the unions representing our employees.




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