Our people performance

Our employees and their knowledge are Yara’s greatest asset. We want to build a culture of engagement, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion to ensure that Yara is well positioned to tackle the challenges ahead of us.




Engagement index

People mixed gender
75 %

Diversity and inclusion index

How we work

Because people are our greatest asset, we work hard to attract and develop a highly skilled, diverse, and motivated workforce around the world.

Through best-in-class safety programs and performance, we keep employees physically safe, and through a focus on work-life balance and mental health, we keep employees psychologically safe.

Targeted programs help us to develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, benefitting our business by making employees feel safe to speak up, representing multiple perspectives and making our business adaptable to a fast-moving environment.

Surveys consistently show that our employees are proud of working at Yara, that they are engaged, and that they would recommend Yara as an employer. We rely on their motivation to successfully drive innovation, productivity, and continuous improvement. Their continued engagement is critical as we set out to build a culture of entrepreneurship and agility.

In addition to developing our employees to help the company deliver on its strategy, we work to improve the communities where we operate. Yara has made a commitment to respecting internationally recognized human and labor rights throughout our own operations, as well as in our supply chain – not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense. Respecting human rights is fundamental to sound risk management and Yara’s value creation.

How we performed in 2022

People icon People performance

Yara KPI Measure 2022 2025 Target

Strive towards zero accidents




Engagement index



Top quartile

Diversity and inclusion index



Top quartile

Female senior managers1)




1) Measured annually

Our material topics

Occupational and process safety
Keeping all our employees, contractors and neighbouring communities safe and minimally exposed to risks generated by our processes. 

People, Culture, and Leadership
Developing and retaining the skills, talent, and culture needed to deliver our strategy and realize our vision.

Stakeholders Diversity, equity and inclusion
Building a diverse and inclusive working environment and ensuring fair treatment and equitable opportunities for all employees.
Human rights and labour practices
Respecting internationally recognized human rights along with all relevant labor rights throughout our operations and supply chain and maintaining good and constructive relations with our employees and their organizations.
Health and well-being at work
Maintaining a healthy workplace to protect and promote the health and well-being of employees considering both their physical and psychosocial work environment.
Security, Emergency, and Data Privacy
Protecting our people, environment, assets, and reputation from internal and external threats and potential emergencies. 
Product safety
Taking proper care of our products’ compliance, quality, safety, and environmental footprint throughout the entire value chain.

Read more in Yara's 2022 Sustainability Report