See total ranking

CF Industries

CF Industries is the world’s largest producer of ammonia, which is the base product for all nitrogen fertilisers and which can be used as a nitrogen fertiliser itself. The company has five manufacturing facilities in the United States, two in Canada and two in the United Kingdom. It also is part of a joint venture that operates a manufacturing facility in Trinidad & Tobago. CF Industries serves customers on every continent, with more than 80% of its sales taking place in North America. CF Industries' nitrogen fertiliser portfolio is composed primarily of ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate, although the company also sells nitrogen products, such as diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, for industrial uses.

Ranking position
Total score
Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 /10 #88


#1 8.8 /30 #109


#1 5.0 /30 #105

Social inclusion

#1 7.8 /30 #108
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #20

Segment ranking summary

CF Industries ranks 20th in the agricultural inputs segment, putting it in the middle of the ranking. The company has opportunities to improve disclosure and performance across all measurement areas compared to its segment peers. While it discloses an accountability mechanism for its sustainability strategy in the governance and strategy measurement area, the company does not show a strong industry performance as it provides insufficient evidence of stakeholder engagement. Similarly, in environment, it stands in the middle of the ranking, as it lacks disclosure on both quantitative evidence and targets on key topics. Furthermore, the company fails to tackle most relevant issues in both the nutrition and social inclusion measurement areas. As a result, it lags behind most of its peers in these two areas.

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities

Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

See company profile