Based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ICL has prioritized its corporate responsibility towards society and environment. Food security and climate action are two examples of ICL’s ambition. The recently published 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report proves commitment to sustainable practices. For instance, ICL contributes to food security through fertilizers, wetting agents, new technologies, research, collaborations and other solutions. ICL Chairman, Mr. Doppelt, and ICL CEO, Mr. Zoller: “ICL has achieved far beyond what we could have imagined just a few years ago in a broad range of efforts.”
Achieved sustainability rankings
ICL received an A- CDP Carbon Score for commitment to climate action. Furthermore, ICL is included in the FTSE index for strong ESG practices, is the only fertilizer company included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality index, and has received the best score in Bloomberg’s ESG among all global fertilizer companies. Read more about these rankings here.
Sustainability vision 2030
ICL has created a sustainability vision for 2030 that focuses on the major challenges facing society and global environment. A few of these goals are: reducing ICL’s greenhouse gas emission by 3% per year until 2030, increasing renewable energy usage by 20% per year, and increasing circular economy by 30% per year until 2030. The full list of goals is published here.
ICL’s sustainable solutions for food security
As our population grows and our natural resources decrease, the world is in need of sustainable solutions to secure food and a healthier environment. ICL’s controlled-release fertilizers (CRF) are efficient and precise, therefore a sustainable choice for farmers. Localized application, a much lower NPK input, and a gradual release of nutrients have proven that ICL CRF can significantly reduce total fertilizer input, leaching, denitrification, and volatilization.
In 2012, ICL introduced Polysulphate: a new multi-nutrient fertilizer that is natural, sustainable, dependable, and organic. ICL Chairman, Mr. Doppelt, and ICL CEO, Mr. Zoller: “We are continuing to expand our family of Polysulphate-based products, as demand for this low carbon footprint solution is growing among sustainable and organic farmers.”
As droughts increasingly pose a challenge due to changes in climate, ICL invests in developing water conservation agents, such as H2Flo. In early 2020, H2Flo received a silver ranking in the annual LAMMA Innovations Awards.
Sharing knowledge and education
ICL collaborates with farmers, governmental organizations and scientists in the field. Testing, learning together, and sharing knowledge are key to improving agricultural methods. Examples are ICL’s digital platforms Growers and AgroPro, that connect farmers, advisors and professional agronomists, and (partner)programs such as CocoaSoils, to help farmers in West Africa improve their cocoa production.