Fertilizers Europe represents the major fertilizer manufacturers in Europe. The issues that the industry devotes its attention to, may be matters that have prompted concern within the industry itself (related, for example, to its competitiveness, its profitability or even its existence); they may, on the other hand, have arisen in other sectors of society in connection with the production or use of fertilizers.
The industry produces nutrients essential for plant growth. It offers a wide range of products, each of which contains one or more of the several nutrients required by the plant. The most important of these are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), all of which originate from naturally-occurring raw materials. The principal products supplied by the European producers are the straight nitrogen fertilizers, such as calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), ammonium nitrate (AN), urea, and urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN), and compound fertilizers, which contain a variety of both macro and micro nutrients.
Fertilizers Europe depends heavily on the unstinting contributions of its members' delegates, who impart their own knowledge and their companies' expertise in Committee meetings. Fertilizers Europe also depends on the commitment of full-time employees, who initiate actions, co-ordinate the efforts of the members and, either alone or with the members, represent the Association in discussions with other parties.
The Agriculture Committee promotes the important role of fertilizers in European agriculture and monitors upcoming agricultural or environmental issues for our industry.
The Technical Committee covers Safety, Health, Environment and Security issues. The main goal of its action is to ensure that new legislation takes into consideration factors that could affect the fertilizer industry.
The Trade & Economic Committee is the standing committee in Fertilizers Europe responsible for EU trade and competition regulations as well as the commercial aspects of energy and climate change regulations.
The role of the Statistics Committee is to provide members with essential EU-27 market statistics so they can benchmark themselves against the European market in terms of market share, production, production capacities and costs.