Yara’s knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers’, distributors’ and industrial customers’ businesses profitably and responsibly while nurturing and protecting the earth’s resources, food, and environment. Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. Throughout our organization, we foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and society. Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with more than 12,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- 100,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 €
We deliver sustainable solutions for Agriculture and the Environment.
Key figures 2014
- Revenues: NOK 95.3 billion (USD 15.1 billion)
- EBITDA: NOK 16.4 billion (USD 2.7 billion)
- Total Sales: 35.0 million tons
- Fertilizer sales: 26.3 million tons
- Industrial sales: 6.6 million tons (*Including feed phosphates and CO2)
- Employees: 12,073 at year-end
- Established as Norsk Hydro in 1905, demerged as Yara International ASA in 2004
- President and CEO since September 2015: Svein Tore Holsether
- Headquartered in Oslo, Norway: Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange
Our Production Platform
- Operational efficiency
- Clean technologies
- Safe and reliable production
Crop Nutrition solutions
We are the leading provider of sustainable crop nutrition solutions, supporting farmer profitability through knowledge, optimal quality and productivity.
- Global and local agronomic, marketing and sales knowledge
- Presence in about 50 countries and sales to about 150 countries worldwide
Nitrogen applications and environmental solutions
We have a leading position in nitrogen applications, and have become a total solutions provider in the market for emission control solutions.
- Reagents and solutions to reduce emissions from plants, ships, trucks and cars
- Nitrate-based chemicals with applications ranging from renewable energy to pharmaceutical industry
- Solutions for the civil explosives industry
- CO2 in a gas, liquid and dry ice format
- Solutions for animal feed
Supply and Trade
Supply & Trade plays an expert role in realizing Yara’s scale advantages and serving the operating segments with cost competitive and high quality raw materials
- Unique ammonia trade and logistics worldwide
- Purchase of energy, potassium, and phosphate rock
- Sourcing and trade of finished fertilizer and ammonia
- Mining operations
- New Supply Chain in Europe
Our products and solutions help:
- Produce 240 mill. tons of grains
- Feed 240 mill. people
- Deliver fresh air for 50 mill. citizens
Our knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers’, distributors’ and industrial customers’ businesses profitably and responsibly, while nurturing and protecting the earth’s resources, food and environment.
Our vision is to be an industry shaper, aiming to set industry standards and be a positive force, developing the industry through performance and growth. Our mission is to strive for better yield, delivering good returns for farmers, industrial customers, our owners and society at large.
We are committed to fostering an inspiring and innovative performance culture, based on our vision and mission, code of conduct, ethics program, and four core values: ambition, teamwork, trust and accountability.
Our corporate strategy is based on profitable and sustainable growth, building on an unrivaled market position and a unique, flexible business model united with global corporate citizenship. The strategy is the company’s roadmap for industry-shaper performance and long-term value creation.
We focus on growing within nitrogen-based fertilizers; nitrogen for industrial applications and sourcing of phosphate and potash to cover Yara’s needs in NPK production. Larger initiatives will focus on increasing production in regions with stable supplies of competitively priced natural gas for ammonia production; phosphate and potash resources; expanding presence in high-growth markets and participating in consolidation in mature markets.
For all growth categories, scale, synergy and timing are important factors, along with strict financial discipline.
We are the world’s largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers, building on a unique business model: With our operational flexibility, supported by global ammonia trade, we pursue optimization and scale advantages, creating a competitive edge.
We believe that by offering a positive value proposition to our customers over time, we can deliver attractive returns to our shareholders while at the same time creating value for society – creating shared value.
Through our knowledge, products and solutions, we are well positioned to address some of the major global challenges of our time, particularly within food, environment and resources, which also represent business opportunities.
We have developed crop-specific nutrition concepts tailored to local conditions, optimizing yields while minimizing inputs. Employing our application expertise, we transfer knowledge to improve agricultural productivity, farming profitability and support safe and efficient industrial production.
We pioneered the production of nitrogen fertilizer a century ago. We have since then continuously perfected our industrial processes, setting standards for greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.
We serve customers worldwide through a globally integrated – flexible and scalable – operation. Our global operation includes 24 production facilities in 15 countries and more than 200 terminals and warehouses, making us the world’s largest supplier of mineral fertilizers.
With an extensive value chain, from the extraction of minerals to the distribution of crop nutrients, we have built a unique operation, offering customers reliability and quality.
Our market presence includes a global network of sales offices in more than 50 countries and sales to more than 150. The company has a strong production and marketing base in Europe, and has greatly extended its presence in North and South America, taking a strong position in Brazil as well as in Australia, while expanding in Africa and Asia.
Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. Throughout our organization, we foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and society.
Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today, Yara has a worldwide presence, with more than 12,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.
Our global activities range from phosphate mining and ammonia production, through commodity trade and energy arbitrage, to building local market knowledge and developing customer relationships. The backbone of the company’s operations was large-scale ammonia and fertilizer production in Europe, but in recent years new capacity has been added in regions with low-cost gas supplies.
We ensure reliable supplies of mineral fertilizer and related industrial products to customers worldwide. We benefit from our scale advantages, as the world’s largest producer of ammonia, nitrate and complex fertilizer, and with about 20% of global ammonia trade.
Our local sales and marketing units provide customer services and agronomical support, working with farmers worldwide to increase yields and improve crop quality and nutritional value.
We utilize our strong production platform and global supply system to create local benefits, providing customers with the combination of quality products and expert knowledge that best matches their needs.