Fertilizers Europe represents the major fertilizer manufacturers in Europe. The issues that the industry devotes its attention to, may be matters that have prompted concern within the industry itself (related, for example, to its competitiveness, its profitability or even its existence); they may, on the other hand, have arisen in other sectors of society in connection with the production or use of fertilizers.
The industry produces nutrients essential for plant growth. It offers a wide range of products, each of which contains one or more of the several nutrients required by the plant. The most important of these are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), all of which originate from naturally-occurring raw materials. The principal products supplied by the European producers are the straight nitrogen fertilizers, such as calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), ammonium nitrate (AN), urea, and urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN), and compound fertilizers, which contain a variety of both macro and micro nutrients.
Fertilizers Europe depends heavily on the unstinting contributions of its members' delegates, who impart their own knowledge and their companies' expertise in Committee meetings. Fertilizers Europe also depends on the commitment of full-time employees, who initiate actions, co-ordinate the efforts of the members and, either alone or with the members, represent the Association in discussions with other parties.