Mosaic has a history of helping communities recover from the devastating effects of natural disasters. From earthquakes and floods to hurricanes and tsunamis, Mosaic is committed to standing with its employees, customers, neighbors and friends in their hour of need.

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Mosaic announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support relief efforts within the country, as well as a dollar-for-dollar match for employee contributions up to $100,000. Mosaic gave its Japanese customers priority on shipments of mineral fertilizer to replace those damaged by the tsunami and to ensure Japan's food security was not threatened. We continue to work with our Japanese friends and partners to understand the country's greatest needs for recovery.

The February 2010 Chilean earthquake razed the community fire station in Cosmito, a town in the Penco region near Mosaic's facility in Conception Bay. This fire station has played a central role in the local community: the firefighters and their families live in the facility, and firefighters are often the first responders in an earthquake. Mosaic donated the funds necessary to rebuild the fire station, and Cosmito is now equipped to respond to future emergencies.

In March 2011, heavy rainfall and resulting floods caused serious damage in Paranaguá, Brazil. The damage inundated housing, roads and agricultural areas. Mosaic donated critical supplies to the local Red Cross to assist those most affected by the flooding. In addition, The Mosaic Institute donated $75,000 to the Paranaguá government to support rebuilding the city's infrastructure.

In May 2011, a tornado touched down in north Minneapolis. In response to this tragedy, Mosaic donated $25,000 for tornado relief efforts through Urban Homeworks. Within a few days, Mosaic employees were on the streets, working with residents in the devastated areas on cleanup, construction and emotional support.

Through the American Red Cross, Mosaic also responded to the historic tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and the flooding in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, to help our customers and those affected by these unfortunate events swiftly recover.

In July 2010, following severe weather and flooding in Saskatchewan, Mosaic contributed $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to provide both immediate and long-term assistance to the area. Mosaic also matched employee contributions dollar-for-dollar to further aid the recovery.

Mosaic contributed $75,000 for earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand, partnering with the New Zealand Red Cross to show our support for our customers and the people of Christchurch.