The Disclosure on Management Approach (DMA) for Society provides an overview of how we address social issues to ensure continual improvement. This DMA describes such fundamental management components as policies, responsibilities, strategies, and monitoring, and sets the context for our social performance information.
Our DMA for Society is presented as a diagram that mirrors the classic “Plan > Do > Check > Adjust” cycle popularized in quality management circles. The diagrams reflect the fact that our social management systems must start with a plan, and that it must be implemented, reviewed and improved upon.
Social DMA illustration
Economic: We have not included a separate Economic DMA on this portion of the website because we believe that our Annual Report describes our economic risks and opportunities, systems, and strategies in appropriate detail.
Stakeholder engagement invigorates us to tackle new challenges in ways that will move society forward. It is at the heart of sustainable development. Respecting the needs and interests of stakeholders at every stage of our operations helps to ensure our continued success. Read more about our approach to stakeholder engagement here.
Recognizing that Agrium has distinct business divisions and operations in several countries, we empower divisions to set policies to address specific regional or cultural variations. However, to instill a consistent ‘tone from the top’ we have designated 17 entity-wide policies, including: our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (Code); Government Relations; Anti-fraud; Diversity; Harassment and Workplace Violence; Political Donations; and EHS&S; among others.
Our Community Outreach Policy requires each production facility to develop a community outreach plan and to provide timely information to the community.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and the Corporate Environment Committee, both with Senior Leadership Team membership, set priorities, monitor performance, and investigate long-term targets in conjunction with the corporate groups.
The strategic management of sustainability is shared among numerous corporate groups: EHS&S, Human Resources, Corporate Relations, Investor Relations and Legal, among others. These groups monitor best practices, develop policies and standards, and support business units. The daily management of sustainability commitments and implementation of programs is guided by business unit leaders.
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- The most up to date performance table and footnotes for remaining Society indicators (see below) will also go here.
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Society-related Awards and Certifications List TBD
– promote some of the programs in which Agrium is involved by linking to them (or include easy to download banners, RSS, etc)
– enable easy donations to CFOW, Millennium Promise, Combines for Cures, etc.