Strong community stakeholder and employee engagement ensures Mosaic will be able to maintain the highest standards of employee health and safety, diversity and inclusion, environmental awareness, and product innovation.

Meaningful engagement of internal and external stakeholders is central to The Mosaic Company's social responsibility and long-term success. We want to hear the full range of voices in our workplace and in our communities, and we strive to earn and preserve the trust of our communities and our world.

During the 2011 reporting period, Mosaic supported formal and informal communication channels to leverage the collective strength of our employees, communities, partners and consumers. Mosaic underwrites independent Community Advisory Panels (CAPs). For example, the CAP in Manatee County, Florida, is comprised of members from an active cross-section of civic leaders, environmental groups, business leaders and Mosaic's neighbors. A mix of self-identified citizens and those selected by a third-party facilitator identifies topics of community interest and concern and invite knowledgeable presenters to address specific areas of focus. The company is working to expand stakeholder outreach to improve our accountability feedback loop. We will be piloting interactive microsites to keep local residents informed and gather feedback on Mosaic's operations, permitting and reclamation plans, and community involvement. Each microsite is intended to serve as an open line of communication between Mosaic and local communities.

The Mosaic Company strives to be the global leader in the crop nutrient industry. As such, we recognize the importance of being active in effective industry partnerships. Mosaic seeks to support and advance cutting-edge scientific research and best management practices within our industry.
  • As a company, we have a role to play on the global stage. In 2011, Mosaic joined the World Economic Forum as a dual industry partner. Through our participation in the Forum, we will work to tap and contribute to the collective expertise of the food, agriculture and mining industries on how to optimize global food production, while using less water and mining even more responsibly.
  • In 2011, Mosaic also became a founding member of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI's) Focal Point USA's Sector Leader Network. We have used the GRI as a reporting basis since 2009, and continue to develop our own sustainability reporting, as well as our industry's common framework of sustainability metrics.
  • In 2010, Mosaic was invited to be a part of the Agricultural Nutrient Policy Council (ANPC). The ANPC builds the industry's technical, legal and policy capacity to address future policy and regulatory issues. Mosaic believes it is important to be an engaged stakeholder in the regulatory environment. Our membership in the ANPC allows us to be an active stakeholder and leader in the policy process.
  • One of Mosaic's top priorities is supporting research in the field of agriculture and nutrients. Mosaic is a member of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Its focus is on simultaneously improving agricultural productivity while reducing environmental impact. Central to the industry partners' joint investments in IPNI's science and technology research is the issue of crop uptakes and yields. Outcomes of this research will have an impact on how we are able to meet world food demand as populations continue to increase and diets move toward a higher protein content.
  • Mosaic is a member of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA). IFA is a global organization whose member companies represent all activities related to the production, trade, transport and distribution of every type of fertilizer, as well as their raw materials and intermediates. Mosaic promotes the 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship principles through the training of retail dealers, Certified Crop Advisors and farmers. Several of Mosaic's staff, including our CEO, serve in key leadership roles within the IFA.
  • Through our work at the University of Minnesota's Global Landscapes Initiative (GLI), we are partnering with key agribusiness, non-governmental organizations and academics to further the cause of long-term global food security.