Who we are
PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing the three primary crop nutrients – potash (K), phosphate (P) and nitrogen (N). As the world’s leading potash producer, we are responsible for about 20 percent of global capacity.
With operations and business interests in seven countries, PotashCorp is an international enterprise and a key player in meeting the growing challenge of feeding the world.
What we produce
Our potash, phosphate and nitrogen products help provide the primary nutrients that crops need. They are also used to make livestock feeds and industrial goods.
Produced from mineral deposits (potash and phosphate) and from the air we breathe (nitrogen), our main products are:
- potash, in standard and granular grades
- DAP (diammonium phosphate), MAP (monoammonium phosphate) and phosphoric acid
- Ammonia and urea
With world population rising, arable land per person diminishing and demand increasing for higher quality diets that include more fruits and vegetables and protein from crop-fed livestock, the need to maximize the efficiency of farmland has never been greater.
Every crop harvested removes nutrients from the soil, which must be replaced to keep soil healthy and productive. Responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s total crop yield, fertilizers feed plants, which help to feed animals and people.
Where we serve
Our products serve customers throughout the global marketplace – from China, the world’s most populous nation and largest fertilizer consumer, to India, with its 1.1 billion people. From Brazil – an agricultural superpower – to the palm oil-producing countries of Southeast Asia and the breadbasket markets of North America.
Together these five regions account for more than half the world’s population and consume nearly two-thirds of the world’s fertilizer.
Delivering when we're needed
As the world’s food challenges become more pressing, we’re taking an active role in meeting them, investing heavily in our assets to deliver quality product when and where our customers need it.
We are adding to our current potash capacity without building a new mine – an advantage as demand is expected to rise. And through our partnerships and investments, we strive to better serve customers in emerging markets.
How we do business
We hold ourselves to the highest business standards and consider factors beyond financial performance when evaluating our success.
Guided by our Core Values, we cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with our communities, customers, employees, investors and other people critical to our success. Acting with a long-term view, we make decisions that consider people and the planet, always looking for opportunities to improve.
Profile, Vision & Goals
PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer enterprise by capacity. We produce the three primary plant nutrients: potash, phosphate and nitrogen. Among these, potash — the main focus of our business — delivers the highest quality earnings. With large, low-cost operations, plans to significantly expand capacity, and strategic global investments, we believe we have an unmatched ability to meet the needs of North American and growing offshore potash markets.
Play a key role in the while building long-term value for all our stakeholders.
- Maximize long-term shareholder value
- Be the supplier of choice to the markets we serve
- Build strong relationships with and improve the socioeconomic well-being of our communities
- Attract and retain talented, motivated and productive employees who are committed to our long-term goals
- Achieve no harm to people and no damage to the environment