Our 2030 commitment
Enable growers to adopt sustainable and productive agricultural products and practices on 75 million acres globally.
Adopting nature-positive solutions is critical to ensuring growers are resilient to climate change and can sustainably grow more per acre while protecting the environment and natural resources.
Our 2021 progress
We provide growers with whole-acre solutions that support sustainable and productive agriculture, while delivering nature positive outcomes. In 2021, we developed a three-tiered approach to help define outcomes and measures to execute this target and support our Carbon Program commitment. The first tier involves collaborating with growers to apply sustainable products, conservation practices and technology solutions. The second tier leverages our digital platform including Agrible® to track and measure outcomes such as crop quality, soil health, water quality and biodiversity. The third tier will aim to independently verify greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission changes through third-party verifiers such as SustainCERT, an official certification body of the Gold Standard®. By working with value-chain partners, we are collectively advancing global agriculture sustainability goals for the broader supply chain. As part of our initial work, by the end of 2021 we measured and documented approximately 545,000 sustainable and productive acres in North America.
Sustainable agricultural production supports the global food system and enhances grower resilience and prosperity. Crop input management and regenerative practices can improve soil health, carbon sequestration, nutrient-use efficiency and water retention while conserving and restoring nature. As a result, crop yields increase, which further builds soil organic matter and reduces the pressure to convert additional land to food production.
Nutrien is uniquely positioned with our direct relationships with over 500,000 growers globally to provide year-round agronomic solutions. We enable growers to deliver higher crop yields while providing benefits from the adoption of sustainable products, services and practices.
Our network of approximately 3,900 agronomists and field experts provides advice on best management practices such as environmental farm plans, leveraging 4R Nutrient Stewardship, integrated pest management plans, conservation tillage or no-till, cover crops, and crop rotation.
We provide over 2,000 proprietary products including those that enhance sustainability practices and value-added services including custom application and soil and tissue sampling.
In addition, our Digital Hub provides historical and real-time information, grower-specific analytics, and performance measurements to help growers make informed decisions.
Check out our products, services and programs that support our efforts to foster a more sustainable and productive agriculture sector.
Nutrien’s sustainable agriculture approach aligns with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) principles to increase productivity while protecting natural resources and enhancing grower resilience. Productive and sustainable agriculture is enabled by regenerative practices and precision agriculture and has the following dimensions:
Learn more about our approach to sustainable agriculture.