The fertilizer industry prioritizes the efficient use of natural resources. The industry is continuously working towards more sustainable operations, including efforts to decarbonize and mitigate environmental impacts—both at the points of fertilizer production and application. Fertilizer is vital to food systems and food security around the world.

To feed a global population of 10 billion by 2050, fertilizer is playing a critical role in increasing food production and land use efficiency in agriculture in a sustainable way. While the fertilizer industry contributes to many of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, fertilizers directly impact the advancement of Goal 2, Zero Hunger: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. Fertilizer’s role in feeding the world also contributes to global stability and national security.