♦ Products and Services

Our fertiliser business, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, supplies approximately two million tonnes of fertiliser per year across Eastern and Southern Australia. We distribute fertilisers manufactured in our four manufacturing operations in Australia as well as imported fertilisers. Our product range includes products such as urea, ammonium phosphates, ammonium sulphate, single super-phosphates, anhydrous ammonia as well as speciality products such as those treated with urease and nitrification inhibitors. Blending facilities for solid fertilisers are located at strategic centres throughout the market place, offering a range of blends and, for farmers who request them, individual custom blends tailored to specific needs.

In our Fertiliser business, our sustainability focus within the value chain is on ensuring that the health, safety and environmental impact of products and services are considered and managed responsibly throughout the product life cycle, with a particular emphasis on the effective use of fertilisers.

 

Product Stewardship is the responsibility of the Agronomy function within the Fertiliser business and our approach is defined in our Product Design and Stewardship Standard, included in our Health, Safety and Environment Management System. The Standard requires that “health, safety and environmental impact of products, product packaging and services are considered and managed responsibly and ethically throughout the product life cycle, including: research and development; purchase of raw materials, intermediates and finished products; manufacture; formulation; packaging; labelling; storage; sale; transport; use and the disposal of damaged products, waste and packaging.” Many industry issues concerning agricultural fertilisers are not confined to individual suppliers. These are addressed at the industry level through Fertilizer Australia. As Australia’s largest fertiliser supplier, IPL is a key member of Fertilizer Australia and actively engages in their Product Stewardship activities.

 

Our Explosives business, Dyno Nobel, operates in the Americas, Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific. It manufactures, distributes and sells bulk and packaged ammonium nitrate-based explosives and blasting supplies and services to customers in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries.

 

Within our Explosives business, efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts of our products continue to be focused on improving the sustainability of the input materials we use for manufacture, as well as the impacts resulting from its use.


Our focus includes:

 • Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste associated with the manufacturing and transport of our products (discussed in the Environment and Raw Materials and Suppliers sections).

• Developing and promoting enhanced efficiency fertilisers

• Maintaining product quality

• Adopting and promoting the Fertcare principles and code of practice for responsible fertiliser use, a joint initiative between Fertilizer Australia Inc. and the Australian Fertiliser Services Association

•  Replacing traditional explosive bulking agents with renewable or recycled materials 

•Recycling our packaging and recycling product that did not meet final specifications, has been returned by customers or was used during experimental work, to manufacture new product

• Replacing virgin petrochemicals in explosives with oils from renewable and recycled sources

• Researching and developing explosives which minimise post-blast NOx fumes

• Researching blast designs and products to reduce nitrate leaching and other post-blast impacts