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Potash Corp releases 2009 Sustainability Report - The Simple Truth

Wednesday, May 5th 2010 9:29:19am

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2010
Listed: TSX, NYSE

PotashCorp Releases 2009 Sustainability Report – The Simple Truth


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today released its eighth annual sustainability report, The Simple Truth.

“We understand that to play a key role in the global food solution, we must meet our financial, social and environmental responsibilities so we can grow long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders,” said PotashCorp President and CEO Bill Doyle. “The simple truth is that sustainability is part of everything we do, and this report reflects that reality.”

Featuring five-year data charts and commentary, plus GRI reference tables and stories that illustrate some of the year’s most important initiatives, the report documents the company’s performance in governance, economic, social and environmental areas. Highlights include:

• Achieving record-low injury rates
• Adopting a Say on Pay vote for executive compensation
• Spending $1.3 billion on potash expansions and other capital projects
• Purchasing 62% of goods and services locally
• Reaching the highest employee training rate in five years, and
• Extending a mining permit at Aurora.

The report will be available only online at www.potashcorp2009SR.com. Those who prefer a printed version can download a PDF from the website.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. is the world’s largest fertilizer enterprise by capacity producing the three primary plant nutrients and a leading supplier to three distinct market categories: agriculture, with the largest capacity in the world in potash, third largest in phosphate and nitrogen; animal nutrition, with the world’s largest capacity in phosphate feed ingredients; and industrial chemicals, as the largest global producer of industrial nitrogen products and the world’s largest capacity for production of purified industrial phosphoric acid.

For further information please contact:


John M. Hewson
Manager, Sustainability
(847) 849-4448
Email: john.hewson@postashcorp.com
Web Site: www.potashcorp.com

Bill Johnson
Director, Public Affairs
(306) 933-8849
Email: bjohnson@potashcorp.com