Mosaic’s Commitment to Life Below Water
Mosaic works hard to be transparent and accountable to our stakeholders to Act Responsibly in all that we do. In 2020, we expanded our sustainability approach with the launch of 13 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Performance Targets to drive improvements – but they’re just one of the ways we are measuring our progress. We also assess our impacts in relation to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN SDGs are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. There are 17 Goals which were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals were written and intended for governments, but we recognize how our business efforts may contribute to the challenges and know that is our responsibility to also be part of the solutions to solve global issues. Mosaic has made commitments to five of the goals, and today we are highlighting Goal 14: Life Below Water.
Partnering with organizations that address habitat conservation, nutrient stewardship and watershed restoration is an important part of our commitment to reducing our impact and improving our use of shared resources where we operate. Since 2004, Mosaic has invested over $25 million with more than 150 organizations on water-related initiatives.
In 2020, we issued a target to 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.
We recently announced support for the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida (CCA) Turtle Bay Oyster Reef Restoration Monitoring (TBORRM) initiative, which works to restore coastal oyster reefs in Charlotte Harbor’s Turtle Bay.
We’ve partnered with The Florida Aquarium for more than 25 years. Throughout the year, Mosaic barges returning from Louisiana collect sea water from the Gulf of Mexico and deliver it to the aquarium to use in various exhibits and also for research. In 2020, Mosaic delivered a total of 1.8 million gallons of sea water saving the aquarium over $550,000 in costs related to the manufacturing of salt water.
Volunteering is another way we can support the UN SDGs. Mosaic recently launched the Mosaic Employee Giving Program where employees can take advantage of incentives and matching grants from The Mosaic Company Foundation, but also support organizations that inspire them the most.
While NASA is known best for exploring things out of this world, researching the world’s oceans is a great way to understand our world. They partnered with NeMO-Net to create an interactive video game to help map the world’s coral.
Take part in this addicting interactive game and help identify millions of coral throughout our oceans, learn more at http://nemonet.info/