Mosaic issues 2011 sustainability report
The Mosaic Company has completed its second company-wide sustainability assessment and published a sustainability report summarizing progress on key initiatives in the areas of food, water, land, energy, air and people.
The report, available at http://www.mosaicco.com/sustainability/report/, measures Mosaic's progress on performance indicators established by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). As a leader in the crop nutrient industry, Mosaic is charting a global, comprehensive and proactive course for sustainability.
Mosaic's 2011 sustainability report showcases the pursuit of our mission to help the world grow the food it needs.
"I am particularly proud of this report because it reflects the responsibility that the Mosaic team feels towards our global communities, our employees and the environment, as well as our efforts to uphold the highest ethical standards," said Jim Prokopanko, Mosaic's president and CEO. "Mosaic is improving worldwide workplace safety, reducing our company's carbon footprint, and being a good steward of our water resources and ecosystems throughout our global network. Most importantly, we're helping farmers and communities grow enough food to live and thrive sustainably. Ultimately, these efforts align with Mosaic's objective to not only maximize shareholder value, but to do so with integrity. Our investors expect a high level of commitment to sustainability, and as a corporate citizen, we are focused on exceeding those expectations."
Among the report highlights, Mosaic has:
- Reduced direct energy consumption in its U.S. operations by approximately 21 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 11 percent;
- Recycled or reused approximately 95 percent of all water used in its U.S. Phosphates operations and more than 80 percent in its Canadian Potash business unit;
- Reduced its lost-time injury frequency rate by 33 percent since 2009;
- Ensured the long-term protection of approximately 21,000 acres of sensitive habitat via proposed, committed or executed conservation easements; and
- Planted more than 1.3 million trees as part of land reclamation efforts in 2010.
"Our 2011 sustainability report significantly expands on our inaugural report in 2009, demonstrating progress across the business, and our pledge for continual improvement to all of our stakeholders," Prokopanko said.