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2007 Sustainability Report

GRI Index

The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines is an internationally accepted
framework for reporting an organization's economic, environmental and social performance to a diverse
number of stakeholders worldwide. This report has been prepared using the G3 version of the GRI
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

We self-declare this report as achieving Application Level B.

For more information on the GRI, please see www.globalreporting.org.

Category Description GRI Indicator Source* Page #
Strategy and Analysis CEO statement
Key impacts, risks and opportunities
1.1
1.2
SR
SR
4-5
9-11; 14-15;
18-19; 24-25;
28-29; 31-32;
37-38
Organizational Profile Company name
Primary brands, products, and/or services
Operational structure
Location of headquarters
Countries where Agrium operates
Nature of ownership and legal form
Nature of markets served

Scale of the reporting organization
Significant changes during reporting period
Awards received
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7

2.8
2.9
2.10
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
AR

SR
SR
SR
i
2
2
2
3
2
21-26; 31-38;
51-53
2-3
2
45
Report Profile


Report Scope
and Boundary




GRI Content Index
Assurance
Reporting period
Date of most recent previous report
Reporting cycle
Contact point for questions
Report Scope and Boundary Process for defining report content
Boundary of report
Limitations on report scope or boundary
Basis for reporting on non-wholly owned operations
Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations
Explanation of information restatements
Significant changes in measurement
GRI Content Index List of GRI indicators addressed
Assurance Policy and current practice on external assurance of
   report
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
i
i
i
52
i
i
i
i
46
46-47
NA
48-49
i
Governance














Commitments to
External Initiatives


Stakeholder Engagement
Governance structure, including major committees under the Board
Independence of Board chair
Independent, non-executive directors on Board
Mechanisms for shareholder participation
Link between compensation and Agrium's performance
   (including social and environmental performance)
Processes for the Board to avoid conflicts of interest
Process for determining qualifications and expertise of Board
   members for guiding Agrium's sustainability strategy
Mission and values statements, internally developed codes of
   conduct or principles and policies
Procedures of the Board for economic, environmental and social
   management
Processes for evaluating Board performance, particularly with
   respect to economic, environmental and social performance
Application of the precautionary principle
Initiatives Externally developed economic, environmental, and social
   charters, principles or other initiatives
Association memberships
Stakeholder groups engaged
Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom
   to engage
Approaches to stakeholder engagement

Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

4.6
4.7

4.8

4.9

4.10

4.11
4.12

4.13
4.14
4.15

4.16

4.17
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR

PR
PR

PR

PR

PR

SR
SR

SR
SR
SR

SR

SR
50-54
41
41-42
38-39
21

62
44; 64

49

54

45

25
i

51
i; 13
13
i; 13; 15-16;
19; 25; 29;
32; 35; 38-40
15; 23; 39
Economic Economic value generated and distributed
Coverage of defined benefit retirement plan obligations
Significant financial assistance received from governments
SR
AR
SR
EC1
EC3
EC4
30
115
36
Environmental Disclosure on Management Approach - Environment
Direct energy consumption by primary source
Indirect energy consumption by primary source
Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements
Total water withdrawal by source
Habitats protected or restored
Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions
Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions
   achieved
NO, SO, and other significant emissions
Total water discharge by quality and destination
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and
   services, and extent of impact mitigation
Environmental non-compliance and fines

EN3
EN4
EN5
EN8
EN13
EN16
EN18

EN20
EN21
EN22
EN26

EN28
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR

SR
SR
SR
SR

SR
44
42-43; 46
42-43; 46
38-39
40; 43-46
40-41
42; 46
38-39

40; 42; 46
43; 46
43; 46
10-11;
25-26; 32; 39
43; 46
Social Disclosure on Management Approach - Labor Practices
Workforce
Employee turnover rate
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining
   agreements
Standard injury and lost day rates and fatalities
Average hours of training per employee per year
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance reviews
Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees
per category according to gender, age group, minority group
   membership, and other indicators of diversity
Percentage of suppliers screened for human rights
Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken
Disclosure on Management Approach - Society
Participation in public policy development

Contributions to political parties
Disclosure on Management Approach - Product Responsibility
Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products
   and services are assessed
Practices related to customer satisfaction
Number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of
   customer privacy

LA1
LA2

LA4
LA7
LA10
LA12
LA13


HR2
HR4

SO5

SO6

PR1

PR5
PR8
SR
SR
SR

SR
SR
SR
SR
SR


SR
SR
SR
SR

SR
SR
SR

SR
SR
21
23; 47
23; 47

23
23; 47
19
20
47


35
21
35
11; 25;
33; 40
36; 47
27
25; 27; 32

25
26
*Source:
SR - Sustainability Report
AR - Annual Report
PR - Management Proxy Circular