Why it matters
At Nutrien, our goal is to create and sustain competitive advantages through innovative supply chain strategies. An ethical and reliable supply chain is essential in helping us uphold our company standards for social and labor practices and building resilience to environmental, political or other disruptive events.
Our responsible supply chain work supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Nutrien is committed to responsible sourcing. Our Supplier Code of Ethics, supplements our Code of Conduct and applies to suppliers that provide products or services to Nutrien around the world. It includes requirements related to human rights, labor, and health, safety and environment, and others.
Supplier and contractor evaluation
- Supplier screening:
We evaluate potential suppliers based on industry, geographic region, government interaction and expected annual spend. We use a data-based approach to assign each potential supplier a pre-tier level, allowing for identification of potential risks or benefits in line with our criteria before awarding a contract.
- Supplier performance management:
Nutrien’s current supplier tiers are based on annual spend, risk of interruption of supply and geographical footprint. As part of the Supplier Code due diligence program, Nutrien conducts in-person supplier audits as necessary on a risk basis.
- Ingredient and feedstock evaluations:
Nutrien only sources active ingredients from suppliers that are certified by the local certifying agency where they are sold and/or distributed (for example, EPA in the US).
- Contractor management:
Our different business units have varying on-site contractor needs. On-site contractors must be registered and in compliance (that is, with an A or B rating) with ISNetworld, an online contractor and supplier management platform that collects and verifies key contractor information, including safety, health and environmental performance. These standards are required by any contractor entering into a work area within a Nutrien facility.
Suppliers are required through the contract process to comply with our Supplier Code, which includes expectations for non-discrimination, a commitment to compliance with human rights laws, and the avoidance of forced labor, child labor, and human trafficking. We do not knowingly procure materials from conflict zones, which is prohibited by our Supplier Code.
Diversity in the supply chain
Nutrien is committed to give fair consideration to all qualified local contractors and suppliers as we procure goods and services. Nutrien expects the same commitment from our suppliers through their own network.
Nutrien also provides guidance for our suppliers to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous partners by sharing realistic sample strategies, goals and targets through our Indigenous Content Playbook.