IOC Up and Running

New Integrated Operations Center Officially Up and Running

NEXTGEN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATES FLORIDA OPERATIONS
January 22, 2021

What was a vision just a year ago, is now reality – the new Integrated Operations Center (IOC) at Mosaic’s FishHawk office is officially up and running. Designed to integrate operations remotely, the IOC accesses information from various operational systems allowing employees to make real-time, data-driven decisions about mining operations from a central location.

The IOC is just one part of Mosaic’s strategic priorities to improve profitability and competitiveness in the North America business by utilizing revolutionary NextGEN technology to impact how we operate. When fully connected with all of our mine sites, this center will serve as “mission control” for our Florida operations – helping us leverage new technology, empower our workforce, increase our competitiveness and find new ways to deliver on our commitment to safe, responsible operations.

Marking a major milestone in realizing the implementation of the IOC, the first of our sites recently came fully online with employees running field operations miles away from where the actual work is being completed. 

“It’s taken a tremendous effort to get to where we are today, and I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” said Kelly Strong, Vice President – Mining. “Integrating operations is a focus across our North America Business, and getting this IOC up and running gives us a glimpse of what’s possible. We’re all learning from each other as we work together to shape the future of our business.

The IOC included developing innovative systems to access and integrate our mine sites. One of the most exciting elements of these was the integration of Remote Operation Stations where operators use what look like modern video game consoles that provide improved functionality to support remote operations. The stations are fully adjustable and designed with ergonomics in mind – providing an innovative, safer, more efficient solution for our operators.

“When we were approached about this idea a while back, it seemed far-fetched. I thought to myself, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it,’” said Sean Brownlee, Hydraulic Operator. “Now I’m here – operating pits, some of which are 50 miles away, in what looks like a very high-tech gaming chair and from the comfort of an office. I’m enjoying it!”

Learn more about this innovative NextGEN technology here.

IFA Recognition

Mosaic Earns Recognition by IFA

HONOR REINFORCES ESG TARGETS
January 15, 2021

We are proud to be named as an International Fertilizer Association (IFA) Industry Stewardship Champion for the second year in a row. This recognition analyzes a company’s commitment to IFA’s 12 principles in safety, health, and environment. Launched by IFA in 2019, the initiative was created with the aim of rewarding companies that commit to achieving results in the promotion of excellence of its 12 principles.

This recognition is reinforcement that we have focused our efforts in the right areas. Acting Responsibly is one of our strategic priorities, and that’s why in 2020, we announced 13 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Performance Targets to formalize our progress in four areas that are most important to us: people, environment, society and company. 

Among the reasons Mosaic was awarded this industry recognition from IFA is our Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan facility’s maintenance of IFA’s Protect and Sustain certification. This certification reinforces our commitment to product stewardship, encompassing all aspects of our product life cycle, including the communication, research and development, and process improvements of our:

  • management systems
  • product development and planning
  • sourcing and contracting
  • manufacturing techniques
  • supply chain to the customer

We are motivated and driven by continuous improvement and recognize Mosaic’s Belle Plaine facility’s contributions to our company’s ability to be more sustainable, efficient and safe.

Targets - Worker Wellness

Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets – Implement Worker Wellness Programs

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTENT OF THE TARGET AND HOW WE'LL GET THERE
January 8, 2021

In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society. 

This week, hear from Senior Disability and Wellness Specialist Shanna Ramm as she talks about one of our people targets: Implement worker wellness programs that enhance worker safety and health, engage employees in development opportunities, and promote inclusivity. 

Learn more about our focus areas and targets by visiting mosaicco.com/Our-Responsibility and check out past videos from this series at mosaicco.com/Targets-Videos.

Water Quality

Gaining Momentum in Addressing Water Quality in North America

AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY IMPLEMENTING 4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP
December 17, 2020

Water is a critical natural resource for every living thing on this planet, and at Mosaic, we believe having access to safe and abundant water is also a human right. In 2020, we announced 13 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Performance Targets that layout the measurable progress we intend to make over the next five years. Several of our targets directly or indirectly support protecting and preserving water, including the goal to help farmers implement 4R Nutrient Stewardship on 25 million acres across North America.

As the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and crop nutrient products, Mosaic believes doing our part to educate society on fertilizer’s impact on water is our responsibility. Efforts by the wider agricultural community, including Mosaic, have built momentum around proper fertilizer use by demonstrating the importance of 4R Nutrient Stewardship and conservation practices—and it’s helping.

If applied improperly, nutrient runoff—primarily nitrogen and phosphorus—from fertilizer can enter our water ways and have negative impacts on its quality. The issue is dynamic and complex; however, society has the tools and knowledge to improve it. Water quality trends in the U.S. began deteriorating in the mid-1900s—until the Clean Water Act was passed in 1970. We still have a way to go, but recent trends in North America show promising results.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently published annual nutrient loads from the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River Basins. Nutrient loads, or runoff, in the Mississippi River basin change year to year, primarily driven by water, based on the amount and frequency of rainfall for a given year (see blue columns in Figure 1 and 2). The largest flooding event since 1927 for the Mississippi River Basin was observed in 2019, accounting for the large spike in water flow. This massive amount of water movement across the landscape resulted in some of the highest annual nutrient loads observed in the last forty years and caused the eighth largest dead zone recorded. Algal blooms and dead zone formations are complex and influenced by many factors, such as water temperature, water column mixing, and wind speed (wave movement). A changing climate is adding to the complexity.

In 2020, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasted the dead zone to be slightly smaller than 2019 due to a 30 percent increase in nutrient loading over the forty-year average. However, it measured as the third smallest on record, contrary to projections.

These observed annual nutrient loads are highly influenced by seasonal changes and stream flow. Normalizing flow, called flow-normalization, accounts for observed water quality and seasonality of stream flows, thus providing more comparable analysis of water quality trends over time. When viewing the flow-normalized trend line for nitrogen, the observed trend has been decreasing in the region since 2008 (Figure 1- highlighted solid blue line). Phosphorus loads increased in the late 90s and early 2000s, but the flow-normalized trend has been slightly decreasing since 2013 (Figure 2- highlighted solid blue line). To reach the Hypoxia Task Force nutrient loss reduction goals of 45 percent by 2035 (see red line in Figure 1 and 2), more progress needs to occur.


Figure 1. USGS Annual Total Nitrogen Loads to the Gulf (updated to 2019). Nutrient loads normalized for flow accounts for observed water quality loads and seasonality of stream flows.


Figure 2. USGS Annual Total Phosphorus Loads to the Gulf. Nutrient loads normalized for flow accounts for observed water quality loads and seasonality of stream flows. 

Recent Trends from several Corn Belt states:

  • Iowa’s recent Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report observed an estimated 18.5 percent reduction in phosphorus losses during a four year period compared to the Hypoxia Task Force baseline (1980-1996). This was in large part to practices that reduce soil conservation and improved nutrient management (4Rs). During the same four-year period, nitrogen loads increased by an estimated 5 percent, demonstrating that more progress is needed to meet the Gulf of Mexico’s Hypoxia Task Force goals of a 45 percent reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads by 2035.
  • Illinois’s recent Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report found significant improvements in reducing phosphorus loads from point sources by 24 percent, however, river nutrient loading estimates compared to the baseline period increased over the same five year period (2013-2017).
  • In Minnesota, river monitoring sites recorded a 48 percent reduction in phosphorus loading over the last ten years, whereas, nitrogen loads have been increasing by as much as 37 percent.
  • Indiana’s recent report on progress towards its Nutrient Reduction Strategy stated since 2014, Indiana has reduced 8.2 million pounds of phosphorus and 16.6 million pounds of nitrogen within the watersheds that drain towards the Mississippi River Basin. Indiana is documenting Best Management Practices that have been adopted since 2013 to demonstrate the amount of nutrients reduced due to these practices on the landscape.

Managing fertilizer use under 4Rs, allows optimal control over farmers’ ability to support retainment of nutrients in the field. Without 4Rs, edge of field practices, cover crops and other conservation best practices, will not reach their full extent in reducing nutrient losses at the field edge. We believe that by diligently following these practices, water quality will improve and be sustained for generations to come.

Analyst Day - Chapter 3

Analyst Day: Focus on Our Responsibility and Grow and Strengthen Our Product Portfolio

THIRD OF FOUR SESSIONS DIGS DEEPER INTO OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
December 15, 2020

Recently, Joc O’Rourke, President and CEO, Ben Pratt, Senior Vice President- Government and Public Affairs, Walt Precourt, Senior Vice President – Strategy and Growth, and Jenny Wang, Vice President – Global Strategic Marketing, took part in the third of four virtual strategic sessions for analysts and investors. This series is a replacement for Mosaic’s traditional analyst day and provides a deeper look into each of our six strategic priorities. The third event focused on the strategic priorities “Grow and Strengthen Our Product Portfolio” and “Act Responsibly” which were presented by Walt and Ben, respectively. A replay of the webcast is available here.

“In the most basic sense, acting responsibly is about our license to operate,” Ben explained as he highlighted Mosaic’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance targets, “We have to be a good corporate citizen to continue to operate in the communities where we live and work.” Mosaic continues to lead the industry in sustainability and transparency efforts. In 2009, we were the first in the industry to publish sustainability disclosures and earlier this year Mosaic developed aggressive ESG performance targets focused on four main areas: People, Society, Environment, and Company.

Walt reinforced that our focus on soil health is a natural extension of Mosaic’s strong portfolio of crop nutrients. “As part of our strategy, we continue to evaluate new and enhanced products,” Walt explained, “In addition to building out our pipeline with internally supported work, we’ve signed agreements with innovative companies for licensing and co-development of the next generation of crop nutrition products.” Examples include the launch of SusterraTM and our newly announced partnership with BioConstoria. Walt summarized, “providing sustainable, balanced crop nutrition is what we do. We believe that growing our product portfolio with addition of complementary products—including biologicals—is a way to help both our customers and Mosaic be more profitable.”

The previous two chapters are available on the newly launched Investor website. The last session will be held on March 11, 2021 and will focus on “Optimize Operating Assets and Capital Management” with Joc O’Rourke and Clint Freeland, Senior Vice President and CFO.

Targets - Engage Suppliers

Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets – Engage Suppliers and Service Providers Annually

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTENT OF THE TARGET AND HOW WE'LL GET THERE
December 10, 2020

In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

This week, hear from Corporate Services Manager Tiffany Davis and Director of Supply Chain Logistics Dave Finken as they talk about one of our society targets: Engage suppliers and service providers annually, representing 80% of Mosaic’s total North American procurement and supply chain expenditures, to assess their commitment to and performance in key ESG areas such as environment, diversity and human rights.

Learn more about our focus areas and targets by visiting mosaicco.com/Our-Responsibility and check out past videos from this series at mosaicco.com/Targets-Videos.

BioConsortia Collaboration

Mosaic Announces Agreement with BioConsortia to Collaborate on New Nitrogen-fixing Microbial Products

THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS AS PART OF A BALANCED CROP NUTRITION PLAN CAN HELP FARMERS OPTIMIZE THE USE OF THEIR FERTILIZER INPUTS AND IMPROVE PROFITABILITY
December 9, 2020

Today Mosaic announced an agreement with BioConsortia, Inc. to collaborate to develop and launch nitrogen-fixing microbial products to increase yields on corn, wheat and other major non-legume row crops.

The collaboration will use BioConsortia's patented Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process and other proprietary tools to develop the most robust and innovative microbials capable of colonizing a non-legume crop such as corn. The addition of robust nitrogen-fixing microbials uses the natural soil-plant process of nitrogen fixation, reducing the reliance on synthetic forms of nitrogen while still meeting the nutrient needs of the crop for its growth and development. The use of the products as part of a balanced crop nutrition plan can help farmers optimize the use of their fertilizer inputs and improve profitability.

"This collaboration, alongside the recent introduction of Susterra fertilizer, is one of several steps Mosaic intends to take to build out a soil health portfolio," said Walt Precourt, Mosaic Senior Vice President-Strategy and Growth. "Our commitment to nutrient stewardship and providing advances in soil health make these products a natural extension of our ability to help Mosaic customers achieve their goals."

Under the agreement, Mosaic will have exclusive rights to the nitrogen-fixing technology in the Americas, initially focused on corn, wheat, cotton and sugarcane.

2025 Targets - Performance Products

Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets – Achieve 30% Performance Product Sales

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTENT OF THE TARGETS AND HOW WE'LL GET THERE
December 7, 2020

In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society. 

This week, hear Director Performance Products Tom Fry and Senior Technical Sales Manager Sherry Koch as they talk about one of our society targets: Promote Mosaic’s performance products as part of an effort to increase crop yields and contribute to key agricultural outcomes: intensified productivity of agricultural lands; improved food security; and farmer prosperity. Achieve 30% performance product sales as a share of total production of phosphate and potash crop nutrient tonnes by 2025.
 


Learn more about our focus areas and targets by visiting 2025 ESG Performance Targets and check out past videos from this series at mosaicco.com/Targets-Videos.

Esterhazy Transition Dec. 2020

Esterhazy Transition Ends the Year On-Track

FULLY-OPERATIONAL K3 WITHIN SIGHT
December 4, 2020

With just over a year to go until Esterhazy’s K3 mine is fully operational, work continues both above and below ground. This summer marked the completion of the continuous concrete slip-form pour to build the more than 300-foot tall south headframe, and this fall, work continued inside including install of the 65-ton overhead bridge crane that will be used for servicing the Koepe hoist. When the south shaft headframe is fully operational in the first quarter of 2022, it will double hoisting capacity at K3. More than a half of a mile underground, work continues on necessary infrastructure to ramp up production in the new year, including the addition of a sixth autonomous 4-rotor mining machine - cutting below, while being controlled from above. These activities will be monitored from a state-of-the-art Integrated Operations Center (IOC) which is part of Mosaic’s efforts to revolutionize operations by adding ‘NextGEN’ technology to our operations. Learn more about the progress in Esterhazy and these impressive milestones at K3.

Learn more about the Esterhazy transition >>

Best of Agribusiness 2020

Mosaic Fertilizantes Wins Agribusiness Awards in Fertilizer and Sustainability Categories

MOSAIC WAS THE FIRST FERTILIZER COMPANY TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD IN THE SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY
December 1, 2020

Globo Rural Magazine recognized Mosaic Fertilizantes with two ‘Best of Agribusiness’ awards — one in the Fertilizer category and another in Sustainability. This was the first time a fertilizer company was selected to receive the Best of Agribusiness award in the Sustainability category.  

Mosaic Fertilizantes was also named to Brasil Mineral Magazine’s list of Companies of the Year within the Mineral Sector. 

The team attributes these prestigious awards to our employees, customers, suppliers and communities — as well as our ESG Performance Targets and framework that holds us accountable for achieving measurable progress in our focus areas of people, environment, society and company.  

In an interview with Globo Rural Magazine, SVP Mosaic Fertilizantes Corrine Ricard praised our innovative products that help farmers improve yields while strengthening the soil, technology improvements and our adaptability in serving farmers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are very proud to be alongside other important agribusiness and mining companies in awards that recognize our business and its contribution to Brazil and the planet. In our company, we work to constantly improve the way we do business, strengthening our vocation to produce the food that the world needs and generating value for all our stakeholders,” said Corrine Ricard. 

Congratulations to the Mosaic Fertilizantes team!

Countervailing Duties - Nov 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Finding That Phosphate Fertilizer Imports from Morocco and Russia Benefit from Countervailable Subsidies

WE WELCOME THE CHANCE TO DEMONSTRATE OUR VALUE AND TODAY'S FINDING BRINGS US ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE VIGOROUS COMPETITION AND FAIR TRADE WE EXPECT
November 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that it preliminarily found that phosphate fertilizer imports from Morocco and Russia benefit from countervailable subsidies. Commerce calculated a subsidy rate of 23.46 percent for Moroccan producer OCP. In the Russia investigation, Commerce calculated rates of 20.94 percent and 72.5 percent for the PhosAgro and EuroChem respondent entities, respectively, and a rate of 32.92 percent for all other producers/exporters. 

U.S. law provides remedies to American manufacturers against unfair and injurious foreign trade practices. Today’s ruling addresses countervailing duty petitions filed by The Mosaic Company on behalf of the U.S. phosphate industry to address government subsidies in Morocco and Russia that give their phosphate producers unfair cost advantages. These practices are causing significant harm to Mosaic’s operations and putting American farmers at risk for long-term dependence on foreign suppliers to meet critical crop nutrient needs. 

Mosaic provides high quality, responsibly produced and competitively-priced products to its customers. We welcome the chance to demonstrate our value and fight fairly for every sale we make. However, we have not been operating on a level playing field in the U.S. market for years. Today’s finding brings us one step closer to the vigorous competition and fair trade we expect.

Click to view press release.
 

National Philanthropy Day 2020

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors Mosaic

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AWARDS RECOGNIZE SASKATCHEWAN AND LOUISIANA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
November 16, 2020

At Mosaic, we strive to be a thoughtful and engaged neighbor in the communities where we operate – and where our employees work and live. These contributions were recently recognized in two of our operating areas – Saskatchewan and Louisiana –  where Mosaic received National Philanthropy Day® Awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Saskatchewan and Greater Baton Rouge chapters.
In Saskatchewan, Mosaic was nominated by Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) in the category of “Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist.” According to Lisa Green, Vice President, Development at HRF, Mosaic was selected for “demonstrating outstanding commitment through support, encouragement, and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.”

Mosaic’s funding history with HRF began in 2006 with a $2 million donation to the Mosaic Heart Center, a cardiac care Center of Excellence housed at Regina General Hospital. In 2019, Mosaic extended its commitment to HRF, pledging to match community donations up to $1 million through the Foundation’s Cardiac Care Campaign. Over $2 million was raised to help ensure ongoing access to life-saving equipment and exceptional care by medical teams and cardiac patients across Saskatchewan.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB) nominated Mosaic for the “Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy Award,” which is given to companies that demonstrate outstanding long-term financial support of one or more charitable causes. In addition to funding support, awardees also are recognized for their commitment to employee volunteerism.  

Mosaic has a long history of investing in the GBRFB, beginning several years ago with donations to the GBRFB’s vehicle fleet, allowing the organization to bring fresh produce to rural areas in the region. Additionally, Louisiana employees volunteer at mobile food distributions and sort donations at the GBRFB’s warehouse.

National Philanthropy Day (NPD), which occurs annually on November 15, was created to celebrate the charitable impact that volunteers, corporations, foundations and others make in their local communities.

VeteransDay2020

Honoring Veterans Day by Giving Back

MOSAIC VOLUNTEERS PARTNER WITH VETERANS THROUGH ACP
November 11, 2020

Supporting our communities remains a top priority at Mosaic. The pandemic has forced us to think differently about how we support our local communities. Virtual volunteering is a great option to give back while practicing social distancing. One program that has continued and thrived during these unprecedented times is Mosaic’s partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP).

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping U.S. veterans transition to the private sector through one-on-one mentoring with business leaders. With the help of corporate professionals, ACP’s mentoring program gives veterans tools to develop their careers after they leave service.

“Navigating the change from military to civilian life can be difficult, and it is important that we help veterans who have committed so much to our country as they look for and move into new career opportunities,” Sarah Sorenson, Mosaic Senior Corporate Environmental Counsel, explained on why she became a mentor last year. Mentoring a veteran throughout the pandemic, Sarah also says that the process hasn’t changed as they use video conferencing to continue their work. “If you are interested in mentoring, don’t let the time commitment dissuade you. ACP encourages you and your protégé to connect on a monthly basis, and ACP staff are available to provide support and career resources.”

Military service is not required, in fact, corporate experience and a desire to help others is all that is needed to be paired with a veteran. Mentors and veterans spend an hour a month together by phone, email or video conference over the course of a year.

Leonard Simmons, Director of Business Analytics–Mosaic, has been a mentor with ACP for the last two years but has taken part in various coaching programs for more than 20 years. “We can rarely find something as rewarding as sharing our experiences in a meaningful way to ignite relevant conversations that truly benefits someone else while growing a bit yourself,” Leonard says of the rewarding aspects of mentorship, “I would absolutely suggest participating as a mentor.” 

Want to know more? Visit MosaicFloridaPhosphate.com to hear from Gary Doyen, Mosaic EHS Training Specialist, on his transition from military to civilian life, and why it led to volunteering.

Corporations interested in signing up to become a partner can visit https://www.acp-usa.org/ or contact ACP’s Ian Weissman at iweissman@acp-usa.org or 212-752-0700.

Investor Day Chapter 2

Analyst Day: Focus on South America Growth Engine

SECOND OF FOUR SESSIONS PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO MOSAIC STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
November 3, 2020

Joc O’Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corrine Ricard, Senior Vice President - Mosaic Fertilizantes, and Clint Freeland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,  recently participated in a virtual event where they presented the second of four strategic sessions for analysts and investors. This series is a replacement for Mosaic’s traditional analyst day and provides the investor community a deeper look into each of our six strategic priorities. The focus of the second event was “South America Growth Engine.” A replay of the webcast is available here.

The first chapter reviewed “North America Transformation” and “Drive Functional Efficiency and Collaboration,” which is still available here. The next session will be held on Dec. 10 and will focus on strategic priorities “Grow and Strengthen our Product Portfolio” and “Act Responsibly.”

“As a mission and strategy driven organization, it is important that we are all driving toward the same outcomes. Earlier this year, we introduced six refreshed strategic priorities that will set the direction for our decisions and actions over the next five years,” Joc O’Rourke explained as he introduced Corrine Ricard to provide greater insight on Mosaic’s South America Growth Engine strategic focus.

Corrine identified Mosaic Fertilizantes unique position for growth over the next five years. Brazil’s agribusiness market is currently one of the largest contributors to its GDP, representing 43% of its exports. Agribusiness in Brazil is forecasted to grow in the years ahead, with 2021 fertilizer market projecting increased demand. Brazil’s fertilizer demand is focused on potash and phosphate, which is a great fit considering Mosaic’s global assets. We produce the majority of phosphate in Brazil and have concrete plans to accelerate the growth of our distribution business while transforming production in this fast-growing market. Together these actions are projected to increase EBITDA by $250 million from our 2019 base through 2023.

To learn more, visit Mosaic’s Investor site.

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The 2020 GAP Report is Now Available

MOSAIC FEATURED FOR POSITIVE SOCIETAL IMPACT THRU COVID-19
October 12, 2020

The GAP, or Global Agricultural Productivity, Report promotes increasing agricultural productivity sustainably for a food secure world. Mosaic is a partner in producing this work and provides an important perspective on agricultural issues facing the food supply.
The report provides key global agricultural sustainability statics and imperatives such as:

  • 56 million people live in conflict in zones and urgently need food and livelihood assistance.
  • Soil erosion and desertification have cut land productivity in some parts of the world by 50%, a loss valued at $400 billion (USD) annually.

It also provides valuable insights into global conditions and empowers people around the world to sustainably produce agricultural and food products.

This year, Mosaic was featured in the report for our positive societal impacts before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including our 2025 ESG Performance Targets, community investments and more.

Read the report to learn more: globalagriculturalproductivity.org

Mental Health-Wellness

Mosaic Partners to Help Increase Services in Tampa Bay

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IS OCTOBER 10
October 6, 2020

At Mosaic, we understand mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing – and one that not everyone has equal access to resources. The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation is proud to partner with West Central Florida Mental Wellness Coalition, now Tampa Bay Thrives, to help increase mental health awareness and access to services in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Bay Thrives mobilizes the community to strengthen behavioral health outcomes for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, with a focus on improving early intervention, access and awareness. The Mosaic Company Foundation has committed to support this important work with an investment of $100,000 over five years.

In Tampa Bay and West Central Florida, one in six people live with depression, one in 12 has a substance use disorder and suicide and overdose rates continue to rise. The area covered by this coalition is underserved for mental health and substance abuse resources. For example, the number of residents per practitioner in Polk County is 1,280 to 1 and in Hillsborough it is 610 to 1, compared to the top ten percent of states which is 330 to 1.

While we know this is just one step, we hope that community partnerships like this one will help those struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health conditions gain better access to care.

2025 Environmental Inc Video

Mosaic's 2025 ESG Performance Targets

HOW WE ARE ELIMINATING SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENTS
September 30, 2020

In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

This week, hear from Senior Environmental Specialist Amy Young and EHS Director for Mosaic Fertilizantes Ronaldo Sapateiro as they talk about one of our environment targets: Eliminate significant environmental incidents.

Learn more about Our Responsibility and focus areas. 

HungerActionMonth

Mosaic is Taking Action Against Food Insecurity

SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH
September 23, 2020

Not only are we committed to helping the world grow the food it needs at Mosaic, we are also dedicated to helping to provide the food our communities need to thrive. September is Hunger Action Month – a time when everyone can take action and a stand against food insecurity. Millions of families struggle to find their next meal, so whether it is donating, volunteering, or just sharing to bring awareness, we can all do our part. And as an employee, you can be proud that Mosaic has taken a stand by supporting organizations across the world.

Supporting Through the Pandemic:
During these unprecedented times, food insecurity is at an all-time high. Feeding America estimates that 54 million people in the U.S. may be food insecure in 2020, including 18 million children. The Mosaic Company, The Mosaic Company Foundation and The Mosaic Institute in Brazil have donated more than $1.5 million to help feed the hungry and provide critical supplies to farmers and neighbors. In Brazil, Mosaic purchased 20,000 food baskets and 30,000 hygiene and personal care kits from local, small businesses to be donated to families in need. The baskets included essential items like rice, beans, oil, sugar, salt, fruits and vegetable, sanitizers, cleaning products and more. The baskets and kits were distributed by the Mosaic Brazil Volunteer Program and Governmental Social Protection Agencies.

Year-round Support:
Mosaic donated more than $2.5 million to hunger relief across the globe. Here are just a few of the organizations we partnered with last year:

North America
On average in North America, Mosaic supports more than 136 organizations investing nearly $1.7 million annually. Nearly 3 million meals have been provided to families in need in Canada where we invest in food security and education initiatives.

U.S.- Florida
Mosaic renewed its partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Goals for Food program. Prior to the National Hockey League (NHL) pause, Mosaic was set to donate $70,000 tied to Lightning goals scored during the 2019-20 regular season. Due to the pandemic, Mosaic added an additional $130,000 for a grand total of $200,000. To date, Mosaic has provided 6 million meals to local families in Florida and contributed over $250,000 to hunger relief programs in Saskatchewan through partnerships with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Regina Pats and Moose Jaw Warriors. 

Mosaic proudly supports several local high schools in our operating areas. One we've partnered with for years is Hardee High School in Hardee County, Florida, where our South Fort Meade mine is located. The first bell of the 2020-2021 school year rang on Aug. 12, making it very important to restock the school's food pantry to serve the high school's student population who are food insecure. The food pantry opened two years ago with support from Mosaic. It continues to operate with Mosaic's contributions and with the willingness of the school's staff and service clubs to keep the pantry stocked during the school year. To learn more about the food pantry at Hardee High, watch the video here.

The Mosaic Company Foundation made a $500,000 grant to Meals on Wheels of Tampa to support their More-Than-A-Meal capital campaign to build a new LEED Silver certified facility. Slated to open in 2020, the new building will nearly double in size – from 4,670 square feet to over 8,000 — and allow the organization to increase services from 1,350 to 3,000 meals a day to seniors and homebound neighbors.

U.S. – Minnesota
Our Minnesota employees, along with family and friends, took part in the Walk to End Hunger supporting Second Harvest Heartland. Mosaic is proud to sponsor this annual event which raises funds and awareness about food insecurity.

Canada - Saskatchewan
A proud supporter of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Garden Patch program. The Garden Patch grows thousands of pounds of produce for the Emergency Food Basket Program at the Saskatoon Food Bank, providing roughly 85,750 baskets to the city annually, directly impacting over 233,000 families. In addition, The Gardens Patch runs workshops, tours, and garden work experience programs sponsored in part by The Mosaic Company.

Since 2006, we have hosted the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge in partnership with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. Each year, ten schools receive $10,000 to improve their school nutrition program. The Challenge helps to encourage grassroots nutrition-focused initiatives in Saskatchewan.

Mosaic made a $100,000 grant to Carmichael Outreach to support construction of a full commercial kitchen in their new building on 12th Avenue in Regina. The new kitchen will allow Carmichael to serve meals indoors, as opposed to operating as a take-out kitchen for years prior. This new space will also provide Carmichael an opportunity to run their nutrition courses more efficiently, providing patrons with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare healthy, affordable meals on their own.  

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission received a $150,000 grant to help build a dining hall in the new building on Angus Street in Regina. The space allows the organization to serve twice the number of people and doubles as a men’s shelter each evening, doubling the capacity of their previous shelter from 12 to 24 spaces.

Employees in Belle Plaine hosted the 4th annual Chili Cook-off which raised a record amount for Chili For Children – a non-profit organization that provides nearly 900 children with hot lunches daily at schools in the city’s inner-city neighborhoods. In addition, since the start of the pandemic, Chili for Children stepped up for the community in a big way, alongside other local organizations, with the city’s Bagged Lunch Program. With the help of Mosaic’s $50,000 donation towards the initiative, about 1000 bagged lunches are delivered daily across Regina, 200 of those lunches were through Chili for Children. In 2019, Mosaic also donated to the organization to help outfit their mobile concession trailer with a hot water system allowing them to serve lunches to more students.

Mosaic committed $375,000 over three years to Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) in support of community kitchens, nutrition and cooking classes, and the Mosaic-branded van for delivery of the Mobile Markets. All of this allows families to be self-sufficient by meeting both dietary and financial needs through non-emergency sources. This benefits over 12,000 individuals per year, over half of which are children.

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The Mosaic Fertilizantes Volunteer Program (Programa Voluntários Mosaic Fertilizantes) has supported World Food Day in 2019 with deliveries from their Food Collection Campaign. In total, Mosaic Fertilizantes collected 190 tons of shelf-stable groceries in less than a month through employee food drives, a match from Mosaic Fertilizantes’ foundation (Mosaic Institute) and the Alimentação program.

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Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets

IMPLEMENTATION OF 4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP
August 27, 2020

In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

This week, hear from Senior Sustainability Agronomist Adam Herges and Account Manager Dean Scott, as they talk about one of our society targets: Empower farmers in key growing areas in North America to reduce the impact of crop nutrient products on the environment by facilitating the implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship on 25 million acres by 2025.

Learn more about Our Responsibility and focus areas. 

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Mosaic Named to FTSE4Good Index for Third Year

RANKING HIGHLY IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY
August 24, 2020

Mosaic was named to the 2020 FTSE4Good Index for the third year in a row. This index series measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Mosaic’s overall ESG rating was 3.5 out of 5, which is more than a point higher than both our peer group of specialty chemical companies and the industry average.

Mosaic’s highest scores were in the categories of corporate governance, climate change and biodiversity.

Mosaic’s ESG journey is ongoing. Our new 2025 ESG Performance Targets are one of the ways we are we are working to minimize our negative impacts and maximize the value we deliver to diverse stakeholders around the globe. Our journey is ongoing, and we are continuously evaluating what it means to be a good employer, supplier, neighbor and value creator.

Learn more about Mosaic’s sustainability efforts and ESG approach in our 2019 Sustainability Disclosure or by visiting mosaicco.com/our_responsibility.

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Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets

ADVANCE RISK REDUCTION
August 19, 2020
In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

This week, hear from EHS Manager of Outreach Services Jeremy Hilderman and Process Safety Management Engineer Lian Blackwelder, as they talk about one of our people targets: Advance risk reduction as a way to drive health and safety performance.

Learn more about Our Responsibility and focus areas. 

 

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Mosaic Donates 100 Tonnes of Fertilizer in South China

CONTRIBUTES TO THE POVERTY ALLEVIATION CAMPAIGN AND ARGRONOMY TRAINING
August 12, 2020

Mosaic continues to positively contribute to the global food security challenge – especially in the communities where we operate. Earlier this summer Mosaic China held ten fertilizer donation events in the Jiangxi and Guangxi Provinces, donating 100 tonnes of MicroEssentials and K-Mag to more than 960 citrus farmers in the area. In addition to the fertilizer donation, Mosaic also delivered agronomy training on citrus crop nutrition to enhance crop performance and productivity. This campaign is a part of Agri-Goods Industry Targeted Poverty Alleviation Action initiated by Sino Agri-Goods Media and China Agri-Goods Circulation Institute. It is the second year Mosaic participated in this important project.

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Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets

REDUCING FRESHWATER USE
July 29, 2020
In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 sustainability targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society. 

This week, hear from Government Relations Director Antonio Josino Meirelles and Senior Engineer Advisor Neil Beckingham, as they talk about one of our environment targets: Reduce freshwater use by 20% per tonne of product by 2025.

Learn more about Our Responsibility and focus areas. 

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Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets

REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
July 17, 2020
In this video series, we’re sharing more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 sustainability targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

This week, hear from Director of Regulatory Affairs Jessica Theriault and EHS Manager Leonardo Bissacot as they talk about one of our environment targets: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% per tonne of product by 2025.

Learn more about Our Responsibility and focus areas. 

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Mosaic’s 2025 ESG Performance Targets

VIDEO SERIES KICK-OFF
July 7, 2020
In this new video series, we’ll share more about the intent of Mosaic’s 2025 sustainability targets and how we’ll get there. Acting Responsibly is a strategic priority for our employees and our company. This critical work helps Mosaic to maximize our positive impact on society.

We’re starting with an overview of our environmental targets hosted by Sustainability Manager Natali Archibee.

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Mosaic Celebrates Milestones and Recognition

RANKED FOR EFFORTS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND SAFETY
July 1, 2020
Mosaic was recently named to Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 lists, affirming our position as one of the largest public companies in the U.S. and the world. Being ranked for our size and contribution to the global economy reinforces the need for Mosaic to act responsibly and maximize its positive impacts on society. So this week, we are celebrating milestones and recognition for our efforts in two of the areas that matter most to us—sustainability and safety.
  • For the 11th consecutive year, we have been named to 3BL Media’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for our disclosure and performance practices in areas such as employee relations, environment, climate change, and stakeholders and society.
  • We were also recipients of the John T. Ryan Regional Safety Award at Esterhazy K1 and K2 sites in Saskatchewan for achieving the lowest reportable injury frequency rate for select mines in Western Canada.
  • This year also marks our 7th consecutive year of being a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, which means Mosaic is committed to operating in a way that upholds 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Recently, Mosaic announced 13 new sustainability targets. Mosaic has always taken a broad approach to sustainability, and we all have a significant impact on Mosaic’s commitments to people, environment, society and company. While the 2025 Sustainability Targets are new, the work our employees do every day to help Mosaic achieve them has always been engrained in what we do.

“We have a good set of indicators that indicate how we are leading, how we’re adapting to the changing world, how we’re managing risk, and how we’re improving. This diverse recognition is validation of our broad efforts to provide value to our stakeholders—employees, customers, shareholders and communities alike,” said Ben Pratt, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs.

Learn more at http://www.mosaicco.com/our_responsibility.

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Tipping Our Hard Hats to Our Female Engineers

JUNE 23 IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY
June 23, 2020
In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day (June 23), we salute our female colleagues in engineering roles across the North America Business. From our mines to our manufacturing sites and our offices in between, we tip our ‘hard hats’ to all our women engineers working and excelling in engineering roles, and for inspiring future generations of female talent to enter the profession.

“I feel proud to work with such inspiring women who are engineers, and I hope more young women continue to choose Engineering as their field of study so we continue to have a diverse talent pool for the future,” Kerrie Campbell, VP – HR, North America Operations.

Next Generation of Female Engineers

This year’s awareness day theme is “Shape the World.” Shaping our workforce with more diversity and inclusion and gender equality has and continues to be a priority for Mosaic. And it all starts with building pipelines to future generations of female talent.

The outreach by our HR Recruitment team and Mosaic contributions to support societal organizations spans far and wide. Mosaic is a long-standing supporter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) groups at the University of Florida, University of South Florida, Louisiana State University, Penn State and University of Saskatchewan.

Noteworthy Collegiate SWE programs we proudly support:

  • University of Florida SWE’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” which welcomes middle school female students to visit the UF campus and tour various engineering labs and learn more about engineering roles.
  • iMpowered Scholarship Program at the University of Saskatchewan which provides scholarships to help more women and Indigenous students build careers in STEM related roles and pursue a career in Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

Each year, Mosaic also offers in-house internships (co-ops) for approximately 40 chemical, mechanical, mining and electrical engineering students (males and females) from colleges listed above to provide hands-on training and help further their interests in engineering roles at Mosaic.

“Women are so important to the field of engineering, and Mosaic is extremely lucky to have many wonderful engineers who are women. Without them, we would miss out on many different ideas and the creativity that diversity of thought and perspective brings to the table,” Kerrie Campbell, VP – HR, North America Operations.

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Saskatchewan’s First Successful Potash Mine Readying for its Final Chapter

58 YEARS LATER
June 8, 2020
Fifty-eight years ago, after years of digging and toiling, miners reached potash in Esterhazy – unearthing Saskatchewan’s first potash mine.

IMC Canada’s K1 mine – a predecessor company of Mosaic, was the first successful shaft-sinking project in Saskatchewan. Where other attempts failed, the project used an innovative ground-freezing technology that would allow safe construction through a high-pressure water layer occurring on the layered-journey through time to the valuable potash ore bed.

For over a half century, K1 has provided the world with around 285 million tonnes of potash – and locally, grown the economy and community.

Prior to the development of the K1 mine, Esterhazy was a town of about 500 people. As the mine turned up production, the area began to boom, with people and businesses flocking to the area, together establishing a community built on potash. Esterhazy soon became a thriving community of over 3,000.

Since then, the Esterhazy area has continued to prosper from its rich potash reserves.

“Thousands of men and women have put on their hard hats and coveralls to ride the ‘cage’ down to mine potash at K1,” says Esterhazy General Manager, Dustin Maksymchuk. “Starting in July, production will begin to wind-down underground at K1, and many will follow the well-worn route a kilometer below for the last time.”

An approaching farewell

Over the next three months, Mosaic will progressively ramp-down production underground at K1.

On September 20, 1962, K1 was officially declared ‘open’. It’s expected that primary mining at K1 will end close to the same time, 58 years later.

“Esterhazy is in an aggressive ‘transition’ phase, shifting its underground operations at K1 and later K2, to our state-of-the-art K3 potash mine,” says Senior Vice President, North America – Bruce Bodine.

The move to mine new K3 ore remedies several challenges that can come with mature mines.

“Between K1, and its sister-mine, K2 – the footprint of the underground roadways and mining areas span nearly the size of Winnipeg, meaning it takes a long time for our people to get to their work and back each shift,” he adds.

Next door, the K2 mine (developed in 1967) continues to fight an inflow of water that first entered the mine in 1985. With plans to mitigate the risk from the brine inflow and demonstrate a commitment to Mosaic’s potash future, a decisive decision was made to sink the province’s first new mine shaft in 50 years.

“In 2009, we announced plans to build the K3 mega-project adjacent to K1 and K2.  In 2017, potash was struck. Much like on June 8, 1962, this milestone signified a new Esterhazy-era,” says Bodine.

K3 project on-track

Today, on surface, work is underway to complete the south K3 headframe to match the impressive north headframe completed in 2012.

To end primary mining at K1, the overland conveyance system – an enclosed belt to move ore, will connect K3 to the K1 mill where the new ore will be processed. The conveyor is expected to start delivering potash this summer as the ramp down of K1 begins.

Upon completion of K3, Mosaic’s Esterhazy site is expected to be the largest, most competitive underground potash mine in the world. The full transition is targeted to be complete in mid-2022.

“Our transition is really a work-of-art,” says Maksymchuk. “Tightly coordinated milestones across three sites, all managed by teams of talented individuals who are building on the rich potash legacy for the area. Between managing our workforce, preparing operations, completing the project milestones, decommissioning planning and integrating new technology – there’s a great deal to synchronize.” 

Shifting production from K1 to K3 signifies another major transition milestones and one more pivotal moment in Esterhazy’s storied potash past.

“We have a long and proud legacy here. For more than fifty years, we’ve managed to overcome great challenges and find success underground in Esterhazy. We’re ready for the next fifty and beyond,” adds Bodine.

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Our Giving is Guided by our Mission, Especially Through This Crisis

DOING OUR PART TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES THRU THE PANDEMIC
April 14, 2020

Doing our part to support local needs in the areas where we live and work is something we are passionate about. We continually strive to make a positive impact on our communities around the world by contributing funds to organizations that can immediately improve the quality of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mosaic Company, The Mosaic Company Foundation and The Mosaic Institute in Brazil are making investments to help feed the hungry and provide critical supplies to farmers and neighbors.

In Florida, one of our 14 Goals for Food partners is Meals On Wheels of Tampa. This organization delivers hot, nutritious, low-sodium meals to the homes of senior and homebound adults. Most recipients live alone and are disabled, elderly or otherwise unable to prepare meals for themselves. Volunteers may also spend time with them because this is sometimes the only human contact they receive. Our donations during the COVID-19 pandemic are a continuation of our history of supporting Meals On Wheels of Tampa and their generous mission. Last year, we contributed $500,000 toward their new building so they can serve even more of Central Florida’s often forgotten population.

And one of the ways we’re giving back in Brazil is by helping at-risk families in communities near our operations access food and hygiene products during this crisis. We are purchasing 20,000 food baskets and 30,000 hygiene and personal care kits from local, small businesses to be donated to families in need. The baskets will include essential items like rice, beans, oil, sugar, salt, fruits and vegetable, and the kits will include sanitizers, cleaning products and more. The baskets and kits will be distributed by the Mosaic Brazil Volunteer Program and Governmental Social Protection Agencies over the next four weeks. Supporting local businesses and helping to feed and protect these families is critical to the future health of this area.

Our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs, so supporting food banks and other food-focused organizations and causes, based on local needs, helps us do just that. We’re proud to help, because we truly are in this together.

Geography Organization Amount (USD)
Brazil Split between multiple non-profit organizations
IMPACT: Food and locally needed medical supplies and PPE
$855,0001
Canada North Central Family Centre, School Lunch Program & First Nations Partners
IMPACT: Food, education materials for children and economic relief for indigenous populations
$124,7202
China Hubei Charity Federation, Beijing Chaoyang Red Cross and multiple other partners
IMPACT: PPE for farmers and locally needed medical supplies
$141,7943
India PM CARES Fund - Prime Minister's Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund
IMPACT: Government emergency use fund
$100,0004
U.S. 

Florida: Tampa Bay Lightning’s 14 Goals For Food partners, DeSoto Community Foundation, Hardee Help Center, Manatee Community Foundation, ECHO of Brandon, Capital Area United Way, United Way of Central Florida, Health and Human Services, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Metropolitan Ministries

Louisiana: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Minnesota: Second Harvest Food Bank

New Mexico: Carlsbad Municipal Schools

IMPACT: Food, locally needed medical supplies, COVID-19 response funds, etc.

$337,058

1$4,500,000 BR
2$175,000 CAD
3$1,001,916 CY
4$7,595,700 IR

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Mosaic and the Tampa Bay Lightning Announce Donation for the Goals for Food Program

FUND TO SUPPORT 14 AREA FOOD BANKS
March 27, 2020

The Mosaic Company, along with the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced a donation of $200,000 through the Goals for Food partnership program. It’s the latest example on a growing list of ways the company continues to support local communities during these challenging times.

“Mosaic’s mission is to help the world grow the food it needs,” said President and CEO Joc O’Rourke. “At this time of critical need, we are pleased to support the many vital community food organizations associated with the Goals for Food program. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Lightning in the years ahead.”

Prior to the NHL pause on the regular season due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mosaic had anticipated making a total donation of $70,000. For every goal scored by a Lightning player at home, Mosaic pledged $500 and $5,000 for every Bolts hat trick on home ice.

But, unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures and the decision was made to more than double the donation amount to $200,000. The funds will be distributed among 14 food banks in six local counties.

Since launching in 2013, Goals for Food has had a profound impact on the lives of food insecure residents across Tampa Bay, providing 6 million meals to local families through our food partners.

The need will continue to grow, according to Mosaic food bank partner Feeding Tampa Bay. The organization is urging members of the community who are able to donate – regardless of the amount. For every dollar raised at www.feedingtampabay.org, 10 meals are provided to those who need it most.

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New Fertilizer Research to Focus on Efficiency, Reduced Environmental Impact

PARTNERING WITH FTRC THRU 2024
March 4, 2020
A new five-year agreement between Mosaic and the Technology Research Centre (FTRC) at the University of Adelaide in Australia will focus on enhanced fertilizer efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

Mosaic has partnered with FTRC for 13 years, and the contract will extend through the end of 2024.

“With Mosaic’s continuing support, we’ve been able to significantly expand our capabilities and equipment for fertiliser formulation and evaluation,” said Professor Mike McLaughlin, Director of the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre and Professorial Research Fellow with the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

“Research over the next five years will be focused around developing fertilisers with enhanced spreading and handling qualities, and pairing fertilisers with plant traits, biostimulants and microbial technologies for enhanced agronomic efficiency and minimised environmental impacts,” Prof. McLaughlin said.

“Mosaic’s partnership with the University of Adelaide has brought immeasurable value to our company and the growers who depend on our products to increase yields,” said Walt Precourt, Senior Vice President – Strategy and Growth.

“Over the next five years,” Precourt said, “we expect to learn even more about improving the performance of crop nutrients while minimizing their impact on the environment.”

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Mosaic Talks Competitiveness at Canada 360 Summit

KAREN SWAGER ATTENDS AS PANELIST
February 12, 2020
Regulatory decisions in Canada are making it increasingly difficult for potash producers operating in the country to be competitive on a global scale. Mosaic was at the table discussing the unique challenges and opportunities facing our industry at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Canada 360 Summit last week. Karen Swager, Senior Vice President—Potash, joined senior leaders from businesses across Canada on a panel discussing Canada in a global economy.

Throughout the day-long event, panelists discussed views on keeping Canada competitive in a changing geopolitical landscape. Karen shared the advantages of Mosaic’s global footprint and the current limitations to Canada’s transportation infrastructure. With 95% of Saskatchewan potash exported, we must look to solve the lack of new infrastructure that will hinder Canada’s growth at some point.

The Potash team shared this same story at the Saskatchewan Chamber Political Forum last week in Regina, where local businesses discussed important issues that matter to them with Saskatchewan's elected officials. Mosaic is actively looking for ways to more broadly tell this story and motivate action.

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Mosaic Launches New CropNutrition.com

PRODUCT AND EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
February 7, 2020
As a leader in crop nutrition, Mosaic has developed and re-designed CropNutrition.com  to serve as an educational resource, delivering the latest research as well as fundamentals of soil fertility. Retailers and growers can find also performance product information, digital tools including calculators and e-learning modules as well as a wealth of agronomic information here.

Visit the refreshed CropNutrition.com

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Mosaic Reaches New Safety Record

2019 RIFR DOWN FROM 2018
February 5, 2020
Safe operations, safe behaviors and safe equipment are the cornerstones of a successful organization.

Last year, Mosaic focused significant time and attention to eliminating risks and improving processes, and those efforts resulted in remarkable progress. We are thrilled to share that we lowered our companywide Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) to .30, down from .50 in 2018.

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The Power of Partnerships – 2020 United Way Campaign

EMPLOYEE PLEDGES, GRANTS, AND COMPANY MATCH RAISES NEARLY $1 MILLION
January 13, 2020

United Way connects individuals to local organizations that help them achieve long-term stability in the areas of education, income and health. Mosaic and its legacy companies have partnered with United Way for many years because we believe it’s important to contribute to the overall health of the communities where we live and work.

Between employee pledges, employee-voted grants, the company-match and special events held at our U.S. facilities, we raised nearly $1 million which will be distributed to 20 United Way agencies.

Thank you to all employees who contributed and volunteered during our most recent campaign – your support helps United Way and their partner agencies continue creating positive, lasting change in our communities.

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The Mosaic Educa Program Begins in Candeias (BA), Brazil

READING PROGRAM PROMOTES LITERACY
December 19, 2019
Instituto Mosaic (Mosaic Fertilizantes’ foundation) has developed a new initiative to serve the community where we live and work—the Mosaic Educa Program. The goal is to include the practice of reading into the pedagogical plan of the municipality in a playful way, encouraging the ability to appreciate, explore, produce and interpret texts.

The first iteration takes form in the Maria de Lourdes Santos Xavier Reading Room, which opened at the Albertina Dias Coelho School. It will serve 400 students every year and be open to the general public.

Mosaic Educa Program includes habitual reading as part of the school’s education curriculum, and the reading room is designed to be playful and inviting.

Mosaic Educa Program’s launch complements the recent recognition Mosaic Fertilizantes received for their commitment to supporting five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Starting the program at this school is just phase one, Social Performance Director Paulo Eduardo Batista said. “Depending on the dedication and interest of teachers and coordinators at local schools, in a second phase we plan to support including the project’s concept in their educational plan, thus training all teachers of all public schools in town.”

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Mosaic Recognized for Innovative Water Initiatives

December 18, 2019
Last January, our Brazil team—Mosaic Fertilizantes—signed the UN Global Compact in Brazil. This compact provides guidelines to help promote sustainable development and citizenship through committed and innovative corporate leadership. As a company, we’re been taking steps to support five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • Zero Hunger
  • Clean Water and Sanitation 
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Global Compact Brazil reviewed members’ 2019 water initiatives that supported the Clean Water and Sanitation goal and selected the top 15 as finalists for potential recognition at an event called the CEO Water Mandate. Mosaic Fertilizantes snagged nominations in two of four categories for their work in creating a program called Water Call for Bids. This water program awarded donations to the community projects that best reduced water use or reinforced responsible habits.

The CEO Water Mandate event was held Dec. 11, and Mosaic Fertilizantes won in both categories.

“We are very happy to see that we have chosen the right path when defining our work platforms and joining the Global Compact. We are demonstrating that Mosaic Fertilizantes is aware of its responsibilities and opportunities of operating sustainably, also encouraging the communities that surround us,” said Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Arthur Liacre.

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Meet the MicroEssentials Harvest Heroes Winners

WE HELP THE WORLD GROW THE FOOD IT NEEDS, AND IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO MAKE HARVEST HAPPEN
December 18, 2019
This fall, Mosaic hosted a contest called “Harvest Heroes” through our MicroEssentials® fertilizer brand. Growers across the country were invited to nominate their Harvest Heroes to acknowledge those who go above and beyond to make the harvest season successful.

Meet three of the 10 Harvest Heroes making meaningful, positive impacts in their community:

Harvest Heroes

Larry Kummer from Auburn, Ind., organized nine harvests this fall for families facing injury, illness or death before or during harvest. Larry contacted neighbors with combines, grain carts and trucks along with providing his own equipment and time to relieve the families of the stress of harvest during their difficult situations. According to Larry’s nominator, he has a “heart for helping others in times of need.”

Ben Brockmeyer from Lebanon, Mo., raised money through local grain donations for a fellow custom harvester/farmer who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Through Ben’s efforts, the farmer received more than 9,000 bushels of corn and 750 bushels of soybeans.

Kevin Wolf from Franklin Grove, Ill., was nominated by his daughter Megan. She wrote: “My Harvest Hero is my Dad. From a very young age, all I remember is his dedication to our family farm. He works full-time outside the farm and spends every other moment in the field. We go to bed and he is out there, and when we wake up, he is already up and getting it all done. He is the hardest working person I have ever known.”

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the MicroEssentials® Harvest Heroes contest:

  • Randy Arends — Melvin, Ill.
  • Ben Brockmeyer —Lebanon, Mo.
  • Keith Champlin — Holcomb, Mo.
  • Larry Kummer — Auburn, Ind.
  • Kurt Kummerfeldt — Nashua, Mont.
  • Gary Michel — Evansville, Ind.
  • Marvin Moeller —Eldridge, Iowa
  • Brent Rogers — Scott City, Kan.
  • Spencer Sage —Champaign, Ill.
  • Kevin Wolf — Franklin Grove, Ill.

To learn more about MicroEssentials, visit MicroEssentials.com.

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Mosaic Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies

December 17, 2019
Mosaic was recently named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies. Ranked 109 out of 300, Mosaic earned this recognition due to sustainability disclosure practices and performance with key environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators. The achievement is validation of Mosaic’s commitments in the ESG space: managing environmental performance, investing in employees, partnering in communities, and being transparent about its impacts. Learn more about Mosaic’s 2018 sustainability performance.
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Mosaic Recognized for Safety, Health and Environment

December 5, 2019

Mosaic President and CEO Joc O’Rourke was presented with IFA’s 2019 Industry Stewardship Champion Gold Medal. The medal—awarded to 34 companies—represents leadership in safety, health and environment as related to IFA’s recent performance benchmarks on safety, emissions and energy efficiency. Learn more about Mosaic’s 2018 sustainability performance.

Pictured left to right: IFA President and CEO of OCP – Mostafa Terrab, Mosaic President and CEO – Joc O’Rourke, and Chairman of the IFA Technical & SHE Committee and CEO of Prayon – Yves Caprara.

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Mosaic Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award for USA Rice–Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership

November 20, 2019
Field to Market—an Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture—recently presented its 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards in Indianapolis where Mosaic was honored with Field to Market’s Collaboration of the Year Award, recognizing outstanding collaboration and cross-sector partnership in advancing continuous improvement in sustainable agriculture at the field and landscape level.

Mosaic was honored with nine other Field to Market members for its involvement in the Rice Stewardship Partnership which promotes on-farm best practices that improve nutrient stewardship, conserve wildlife habitat, and help farmers stay productive and profitable.

“We are proud to be recognized with Field to Market’s 2019 Collaboration of the Year Award,” said Adam Herges, Sustainability Agronomist for Mosaic. “We have been involved in the Rice Stewardship Partnership Project since 2015. We are encouraged by the progress the partnership has generated – and optimistic of the future of sustainable rice farms.”

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Field to Market’s 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards – Mosaic was recognized along with representatives from USA Rice Federation, Ducks Unlimited, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Walmart.org, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, RiceTec, BASF, Corteva Agriscience and Riceland Foods, Inc.

For more information on Mosaic’s Rice Stewardship Partnership, visit our State of the Business Report.

 

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Mosaic Fertilizantes Blending Facilities

MAKES SIGNIFICANT PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
October 31, 2019

Mosaic Fertilizantes’ Blending Facilities are celebrating another achievement. In October, the locations accomplished 124 records, which is more than all records achieved last year—101.

The system implemented in the raw-material unloading area is one of the initiatives driving these successive records; sharing practices among all plants has also optimized production processes, bringing more records.

“Although we are in the harvest period, when our plants in Brazil are the busiest, this result comes above our expectations; we did not imagine it would be this way,” said operational excellence coordinator Gabriel Vasconcellos.

In practice, this means that the teams are working with a strategic view of their plants and have an accurate understanding of the operations, showing the effectiveness of the new technologies and the preparedness of the teams in using these tools. “The areas are better prepared and a number of initiatives have been deployed to expand knowledge and develop the teams. We are doing better spending the same time, at the same or even lower cost. In other words, performance has improved!” concluded Gabriel.