International Fertilizer Association awards ICL Iberia and Yara India sustainability honors

Vienna, Austria, June 01 2022

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) today awarded its prestigious 2022 Green Leaf Award for excellence in safety, health and the environment to ICL Iberia and Yara India.

ICL Iberia, Suria plant, Spain received the award in the phosphate/potash producer category. Yara India, Babrala plant in Uttar Pradesh received the award in the nitrogen producer category.

“It is the right thing to do, and it makes sound business sense to reach for the highest standards of safety and health in the workplace and to protect the environment,” said Alzbeta Klein, CEO and Director General, IFA. “Congratulations to the winners of the IFA Green Leaf Award 2022.”

Applicants for the Green Leaf Award, all members of IFA, undergo an extensive evaluation of performance indicators by an independent panel of experts. IFA runs the award every two years and received a record 25 eligible applications for 2022.

ICL Iberia’s application involved an environmental case study - on actions taken to further lower greenhouse gas emissions at the Suria plant - and overall management for safety, health and the environment (SHE) of a fertilizer mining site.

Yara India demonstrated a world class SHE management program with a hands-on approach across the plant and active monitoring, including during the Covid-19 response.

Arab Potash, Jordan earned second place in phosphate/potash producer category. In particular, the judges noted the company’s water conservation innovations.

Fatima Fertilizer Company, Ltd., Pakistan achieved second place in the nitrogen producer category. Judges cited exceptional safety performance.

About the International Fertilizer Association

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association, with some 400 members in 70 countries and a mission to promote efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients. This mission plays a critical role in feeding the world sustainably. IFA represents providers of plant nutrition solutions. Members include fertilizer producers, traders and distributors, as well as their associations, service providers to the industry, research organizations, ag-tech startups and non-governmental organizations.

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