ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals, fulfills humanity’s essential needs, primarily in three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials.
The experience, knowledge and professionalism derived from establishing Israel’s potash industry over a period of 80 years of intensive activity and major investment in R&D, have transformed ICL into a world leader in specialty fertilizers, bromine and flame retardants. ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine, and is the world’s sixth largest potash producer, as well as one of its leading providers of pure phosphoric acid.
Several years ago, ICL implemented a significant change in its organizational worldview by broadening its focus beyond developing quality products to identifying and addressing the vital and evolving needs of humanity – by dealing with tomorrow’s needs by developing creative solutions that lead to real change today.
How is this expressed practically? The agricultural products that ICL produces help to feed the world’s growing population. Millions of people in more than 180 countries benefit from healthier, better quality and more available food thanks to fertilizers produced by ICL. Our food additives enable people to have greater access to more varied and higher quality food. Our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry. Our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet, prevent the spread of forest fires and allow the safe and widespread use of a variety of products and materials. And that’s just the beginning.
ICL’s operations are global and are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Our mining and production sites are located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China. ICL employs about 13,000 persons worldwide.
Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread and operational flexibility.
Understanding that our success depends on our ability to develop products that are efficient, highly safe and bear a low ecological footprint, we strictly adhere to principles of sustainability. For ICL, this isn’t a slogan, but our organizational culture. Every year, we invest major resources to develop technological solutions for our three markets which take into account public health as well as the environment, air quality, water resources and the land.
As part of our responsibility for the communities in which we operate, ICL’s plants are fully integrated into the economic and social fabric of the regions in which they are located.
ICL is a public company whose shares are dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL). Shareholders include the Israel Corp. (46.01%), PotashCorp. (13.82%) and the public.