The Mosaic Company, through energy efficiency initiatives, is actively working to reduce our carbon footprint. We believe we are in a unique global position to safeguard air quality. Our products play a direct role in agricultural efficiency and yield improvement, thereby reducing future greenhouse gas emissions and limiting deforestation.

  • In 2010, potash production increased by 69 percent over 2009. However, total greenhouse gas emissions only increased by approximately 10 percent. As a result, Mosaic reduced greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of product by approximately 15.9 percent between 2009 and 2010.
  • We voluntarily joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, designed to track greenhouse gas emissions and develop reduction strategies over three to seven years. Mosaic remains committed to the principles of the program (since ended), and continues to assess greenhouse gas emissions, while engaging external stakeholders on emissions.
  • Mosaic is investing in bottoming cycle cogeneration systems, where waste heat produced in the crop nutrient production process is used to create electrical and steam energy without any fossil fuel combustion or corresponding greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Mosaic recognizes the importance of careful air emissions management and proactive reduction of these emissions from our operations. As part of our sustainability efforts, we are in the process of implementing a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) at selected sites, with plans to roll it out company wide by 2015.
  • In 2010, Mosaic's cogeneration of electricity from waste heat greatly reduced both emissions and energy costs. The total averted emissions equaled 873,400 tonnes of CO2e, reducing our emissions by 30 percent over conventional sourcing of electricity. We estimate 860,000 tonnes of CO2e were avoided through cogeneration of 5.5 million GJ of electricity at our operations, including 175,000 tonnes of CO2e that were avoided by exporting 1.1 million GJ to the grid. We averted an additional 13,400 tonnes of CO2e in Brazil by purchasing our electricity from hydro-electric sources.