Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2021

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"I have a passion around inclusion on a bunch of metrics, but the fact that we are including inclusive agriculture as one of our main pillars in our ESG reporting is really exciting." including inclusive agriculture as one of our main pillars in our ESG reporting is really exciting," says Bradley. "We're extending our reach to have an inclusive workforce and inclusive products that help our farming and growing communities in all of our geographies." Nutrien's network of over 2,000 retail locations in seven countries provides a wide range of products and services to help growers worldwide. In addition, the company offers customers agriculture solutions, including nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, services and digital tools. Technology is critical to Bradley in her role as chief legal officer, so she is exploring new ways to enhance efficiencies within her team. For example, Nutrien's 6,000 corporate employees worldwide have depended on Microsoft Teams to stay connected during the pandemic. Bradley's team is also using Power BI to track billing cycles and spending with external service providers. External counsel partners support the legal team in its focus on growth for the business, including transformational projects and M&A transactions, particularly in the retail space. They also assist with integrating new businesses to ensure the proper training is in place to establish appropriate standards. Bradley also leans on external counsel for global risk, compliance and integrity matters. "We have a great team that helps us with the implementa- tion of our various codes and policies and ensuring we get the right training in place to establish the appropriate standards," she says. Bradley's current focus is on building the "legal department of the future," which focuses on the evolution of integrity programs to ensure that the company conducts business with integrity and ethics in mind. She also plans to optimize the working experience for her 60-person legal team to ensure they have the most rewarding experience and the best develop- mental opportunities. "The legal department of the future is about delivering that service to give the best possible result for our business partners. It's a very exciting time to be chief legal officer at Nutrien," says Bradley. Workplace issues never sleep. That's why our 24 hour line is answered by a Sherrard Kuzz lawyer every hour of every day, even on holidays. Whatever the issue. Whatever the time. Our 24 hour line means our clients sleep well at night even if we sometimes don't. If you're an employer, we're the only call you need to make. | 416.603.0700 250 Yonge St #3300, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7 @sherrardkuzz 24 HOUR 416.420.0738 We never call it a day.

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