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Company Response

15 Jun 2018

Author:
Richard D. Downey, Nutrien

Nutrien responds to human rights concerns relating to its phosphate imports from Western Sahara

Nutrien is a new company as of January this year and the recent merger has created opportunities, particularly for the phosphate business.  One of these opportunities is, we will see a significant reduction in our need for offshore imports of phosphate rock.  We announced we will be convert our Redwater phosphate facility to an Ammonium Sulphate facility and will increase production at our existing underutilized facilities in the U.S. which have their own integrated rock supply.  As a result, the large majority of our phosphate rock imports from OCP will be eliminated later this year.  There is still a small amount of phosphate rock that is required for the Geismer, GA facility.  A decision on the need to import rock for this facility is expected after a review of our end product customer needs which is expected to be complete before the fall this year.