In 2011, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (Potash Corp) was excluded from investment by the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The Council on Ethics had recommended its exclusion due to the company’s purchase of phosphate minerals from Western Sahara. In January 2018, the companies Potash Corp and Agrium Inc. merged to form Nutrien Ltd. Potash Corp’s exclusion from the GPFG was carried over to cover Nutrien. Nutrien has now discontinued its imports of phosphates from Western Sahara, thereby eliminating the grounds for its exclusion.
Please find the Council’s recommendation to revoke the exclusion of Nutrien Ltd. here.