Yara International ASA, a Norwegian company established in 1905, is a globally leading mineral fertilizer manufacturer and provider of a diverse portfolio of environmental solutions. Together with partners, customers and other stakeholders, Yara also generates scientific knowledge and builds functional competence fostering a vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.
Today, we produce mineral nitrogen primarily by reacting atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen derived from hydrocarbons - mostly natural gas - to form ammonia and various nitrogen-based chemicals and fertilizers. Phosphorus and potassium are extracted from mines and processed into plant available nutrients. Yara is the only EU-based fertilizer manufacturer owning phosphate mines, in Finland and Brazil. Our mining operations and manufacturing processes are designed and continuously perfected to maximize production efficiency and minimize losses to the environment. Internal recycling of energy, water and raw materials, as well as symbiosis with other industries and sectors, are an integral part of our industrial DNA. Our product and nutrient stewardship efforts extend far beyond our factory gates. World-wide we help farmers to use our products safely, profitably and sustainably, through intensive on-site training and through developing and promoting precision fertilization tools and solutions.
Yara’s integrated and versatile business model is deeply rooted in research an innovation.Today our production ecosystem is based on the efficient use of finite resources and mined nutrients, contributing to global food security and the preservation (sparing) of natural lands. We recognize though that recycled nutrients are an integral and growing component of future nutrient solutions, and that major fertilizer companies such as Yara could play a meaningful role in better closing nutrient loops. Yara therefore welcomes the concept of circular economy and explores opportunities to advance safe and commercially viable circular nutrient solutions. We actively engage with nutrient platforms such as ESPP to exchange knowledge and develop novel partnerships. We foresee that nutrient streams will need to become aggregated and recovered by waste management companies and other intermediaries. Under such conditions Yara can leverage its production and crop nutrition knowledge, to help build business cases based on transforming recycled nutrients into efficient and marketable fertilizer products.