A Roadmap for Creating Value

At PotashCorp, we approach sustainability in an integrated manner by operating in a way that considers long-term value creation for all our stakeholders: employees, communities, customers, investors and others impacted by our business. We embed this principle into the five corporate goals that act as our roadmap for managing our business.

We strive to deliver a return to shareholders, as strong financial performance makes our other goals possible. We work to keep our people safe and engaged in their jobs. We partner with our customers to help them grow their businesses. And, we support our communities – contributing to prosperity and development, while minimizing any environmental impacts that can results from our operations.

Quite simply, we want to nourish potential – bringing forth the best in our company and in the lives of others

Our Approach to Reporting

PotashCorp’s Integrated Reporting Center (IRC) provides users with greater access to the information they require across all our public disclosure documents. In addition to the information contained in our stakeholder reports, the IRC incorporates supplementary performance data on our key priorities as well as provides the more detailed sustainability performance measures aligned to the Global Reporting Initiatives G4 reporting standards.

Global Reporting Initiative Reporting (GRI

Since 2002, PotashCorp has followed international guidelines for sustainability reporting set out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). PotashCorp’s environmental, social and economic performance is aligned to the Global GRI G4 reporting standards. We have adopted GRI's framework as part of our company’s commitment to industry-leading transparency and accountability.

Our GRI Index is designed as a table of contents and will provide you with links to appropriate reporting sections throughout the IRC, related regulatory reports and other performance data. For those wishing for detailed social, economic and environmental data, our Performance Tables provide five years of data, accompanied by the Performance Disclosure section to explain certain data trends in more detail.

UN Global Compact

Aligning GRI with UNGC

The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Although we are not a signatory to the UNGC, we believe that our approach to doing business achieves the ten UNGC principles as demonstrated in our GRI G4 reporting as demonstrated in the table below:

Issue Area   Global Compact Principle GRI Indicator
Human Rights 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and G4 HR2, HR7-HR10, HR12, SO1, SO2
  2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. G4 HR1, HR10-11
Labor 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; G4 11, HR4, LA4
  4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor; G4 HR6
  5 the effective abolition of child labor; and G4 HR5
  6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. G4 10, EC5-EC6, LA1, LA3, LA9, LA11-LA13, HR3
Environment 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; G4 EC2, EN1, EN3, EN8, EN15-EN17, EN20-EN21, EN27, EN31
  8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilities; and G4 EN1-EN34
  9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. G4 EN6-EN7, EN19, EN27, EN31
Anti-Corruption 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. G4 56-58, SO3-SO6

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