In 2017, the fertilizer industry reached a tipping point. The Canadian fertilizer industry gained increased recognition this year for our wide-spread influence as all levels of government and other important stakeholders began to understand the importance the sector brings to the social, economic and environmental fabrics of Canada.
In 2016, Fertilizer Canada solidified itself as one of the country’s most influential business associations, securing senior-level meetings with the federal government’s top elected officials and bureaucrats, including the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.
In 2015, the industry received a new name and new leadership. Despite all the changes, Fertilizer Canada still proactively worked with the federal government on environmental goals, remained a leader in fertilizer safety and security, and continued establishing innovative research projects.
Throughout 2014, Fertilizer Canada continued setting new performance standards for greenhouse gas and air quality, leveraging federal funding for programming, and remaining a leader of fertilizer application regulations.
Canada’s fertilizer industry focused on operations on the global agricultural stage in 2015, setting priorities to increase the uptake of the Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP), and enhancing the value of partnership with our stakeholders.