Press Release
15 Nov 2021

IFA Announces the 2021 Industry Stewardship Champions of the Fertilizer Industry

Paris, France, 15 November 2021

Following the launch of its Industry Stewardship Champions program in 2019, the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) is proud to announce that the commitment from its members to Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) has further increased in 2021.

During today’s Strategic General Meeting, IFA’s Chairman Svein Tore Holsether, (CEO of Yara), presented gold medals to the following two new entries into this elite club: Pupuk Pusri (Indonesia) and Coromandel (India).

Holsether also praised all 43 companies who became Industry Stewardship Champions in previous editions for remaining on this excellence level. IFA members from 38 countries* were recognized as Industry Stewardship Champions for their outstanding achievements in product stewardship.

This Industry Stewardship Champions label is attributed to fertilizer companies that have participated in all of IFA’s most recent Safety Performance, Environmental Performance, and Energy Efficiency & CO2 Emissions benchmarks and that are certified IFA Protect & Sustain, the de facto product stewardship standard for fertilizer companies, or have valid international certifications that are the building blocks of it (ISO, OHSAS, Responsible Care).

Find out more about IFA's Industry Stewardship Champions and SHE initiatives here.

* Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Zimbabwe


About the International Fertilizer Association

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association, with more than 400 members in some 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. Twitter: @FertilizerNews

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