Safety Excellence

The safety of CF Industries’ employees and those who live near our locations is our top priority. Safety at CF Industries starts with our Do It Right philosophy, which includes equipping our employees with the proper safety knowledge, tools and procedures, and a culture that encourages employees to act with safety in mind every time they come to work. This priority is documented in Our ValuesCode of Corporate Conduct, and EHS Policy.

At CF Industries, safety is ingrained in our corporate culture and values, and we prioritize continually improving our processes whenever possible. We hold all 3,000 of our employees — from the corporate office to our manufacturing and distribution facilities — accountable for collectively conducting our business in a safe manner.

We empower all employees to promote a culture of environment, health and safety excellence where everyone is engaged, empowered, and innovative. This empowerment cultivates a workplace that promotes the safety and health of our employees, contractors, customers, and partners, as well as the communities where we operate. Many of the safety measures we have implemented, for example, were developed by employees rather than directives from management.

Our employees’ commitment to Do It Right was evident throughout 2021. In a year when we recorded our highest level of maintenance activity ever, our team achieved a year-end recordable incident rate of 0.32 incidents per 200,000 work hours, significantly better than industry averages.

Wilson Award for Excellence in Safety

Each year, employees across CF Industries implement impactful safety innovations and improvements. These invaluable contributions to our organization not only improve our ways of working but promote the safety of our friends and coworkers. 

We do not see safety improvements as proprietary information. We reward safety innovation within our organization, and we share our progress and insights throughout our network and with industry peers. 

One of the most prominent ways we do this is through the Wilson Award for Excellence in Safety. Every CF Industries location nominates initiatives to receive the award, and finalists are chosen by a cross-functional selection committee. Then, our Senior Leadership Team selects the winner based on impact on safety performance and culture, transferability to other sites, ability to be sustained and improved upon, and demonstration of our Core Values.

The Wilson Award demonstrates how much we value and respect the work our team does every day to maintain safe and reliable operations. This work starts with an idea – a creative solution that looks to enhance the current state of our operations.