United Way is an important community partner in Mosaic's North American operations. Through Mosaic and our predecessor companies, our employees enjoy a long history and strong tradition of supporting our communities through United Way. Each fall, teams of employee volunteers organize a series of events that focus our employees' attention on their communities through agency tours and volunteer projects. In 2010, 75 percent of eligible North American employees made a pledge to United Way, with an average pledge of $456 per employee. We are particularly proud of our employees at our Louisiana facilities, Uncle Sam and Faustina. Both facilities reached 100 percent employee participation for the fourth year in a row.
Mosaic employees from our Colonsay operation were honored at the United Way of Saskatoon & Area 2010 awards presentation for outstanding community contributions. Brent Mensch, a purchasing assistant at Mosaic's Colonsay facility, was named Campaign Volunteer of the Year for his exceptional commitment and leadership.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMMISSIONER'S BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD
Mosaic was proud to be named a 2010 winner of the Florida Department of Education Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards. The annual award program recognizes businesses for improving the academic success of all students. Mosaic was recognized as "an integral and indispensible partner of the Hardee County School District...the people of Mosaic recognized the needs of our students and used their hands and hearts
as well as their time and energy to expand the horizons and fill gaps for many students."
MINNESOTA BUSINESS ETHICS AWARD
The Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas recently honored Mosaic for its commitment to building a strong ethical culture, with the 2011 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) in the large-company category. The MBEAs recognize Minnesota businesses that exhibit the highest ethical standards with customers, employees, investors, suppliers, communities and competitors. We view this award as recognition of the principled and ethical culture that so many leaders and founders of Mosaic have worked to build in the short period of time since Mosaic was established.
OUTSTANDING CORPORATION IN PHILANTHROPY, NEW MEXICO
On National Philanthropy Day in April 2011, Mosaic received the award for the Outstanding Corporation in Philanthropy in the state of New Mexico. First held in
1986, National Philanthropy Day celebrates the unique contributions of individuals and organizations across the world that excel in enriching their communities. The day featured events across North America that highlighted each community's top donors, volunteers, foundations and other philanthropists. "The compassion and generosity
of Mosaic employees is known throughout the community. This award is a tribute to their dedication to helping others," said Carlsbad General Manager Bill Boyer when receiving the award.