Investments That Strengthen Our Communities

Our local communities are our homes, and we have a vested interest in their sustainability. We understand that for Mosaic to prosper, so must our communities. Mosaic invests in the strength and vibrancy of its communities through corporate and local giving, volunteerism, The Mosaic Foundation and The Mosaic Institute in Brazil. We focus on food, water and local community investments. We believe that meaningful engagement is our social responsibility, and essential to earning the trust of our local communities and the world.

Each year, Mosaic targets investing one percent of profits over a three-year rolling average into our communities. The Mosaic Company, The Mosaic Company Foundation and The Mosaic Institute in Brazil make investments in our global communities through philanthropic grants, employee engagement and in-kind donations. Combined contributions in 2017 reached more than $12 million. We strive to be a thoughtful and engaged neighbor, investing carefully and generously as we seek long-term partnerships with organizations that are making a difference.

Securing Food within Communities

Mosaic fights hunger in our communities in a variety of ways, including food drives, sponsored meals, community gardens, financial and product donations, and education. In 2017 and in partnership with the Regina Food Bank in Saskatchewan, Mosaic announced $50,000 in funding for the Food Bank’s Urban Agriculture Project’s Outreach Program.

The program delivered 48 garden towers and interactive educational tools to 15 schools throughout Regina to educate students about where their food comes from, how it is grown and the reality of global and local hunger. Mosaic’s funding helped develop learning materials and tool kits for students and teachers to use in their classrooms and during visits to the year-round greenhouse located at the Food Bank. The Food Bank’s greenhouse currently provides fresh produce to enhance donated non-perishable goods, and some community schools are also using the in-classroom garden towers as a way to supplement their own feeding programs with meal planning and lunches.

Mosaic employee and community members at a food donation event in Central Florida.


Social Impact Bond

In Regina, Saskatchewan, our support of the Mother Teresa Middle School and its economically disadvantaged students—of which approximately 70 percent are First Nations or Métis—represents how we collaborate with partners to strengthen the community.

In 2016, Mosaic announced funding $1 million CAD Social Impact Bond to improve the school’s performance and graduation rates over the next five years. When announced, only about 48 percent of students with similar demographics as the school’s students graduated on time. If the school achieved an 82 percent Grade 12 graduation rate, the provincial government would repay Mosaic the principal and interest equal to 1.3% annually. With a 75 percent graduation rate, three quarters of the principal would be repaid, without interest. Below 75 percent, no repayment would be made.

In its first year, the Social Impact Bond had a 95 percent graduation rate—which is well above the target of 82 percent.

Potash employees volunteered at Mother Teresa school to pack holiday food hampers.

95% year one

In its first year, the Social Impact Bond had a 95 percent graduation rate—which is well above the target of 82 percent.

Engaging Indigenous Communities

Mosaic is committed to building strong, sustainable relationships with all people within our communities, including First Nations and Métis people in Canada. In 2017, we increased our outreach efforts and supported a number of Indigenous community events and projects, including funding food programs and supporting pre-employment programs.

Mosaic provided $100,000 to build the “Heart of the Site” at the Mâmawêyatitân Centre—a multi-use community centre, school and library in North Central Regina. The “Heart” will feature a communal green space complete with culturally significant grasses, trees and stones.


Cowessess First Nation Pow-wow Arbor

Chief Cadmus Delorme and Mosaic Engineer Grant Shaver at the Cowessess First Nation pow-wow in the newly constructed pow-wow arbor, to which Shaver lent his project management and engineering skills to help build. Mosaic also contributed $75,000 toward the project’s construction. The arbor, which replaced a previous one that had been damaged by a wind storm, celebrates the unique culture of the First Nation and will be used for community gatherings and the annual pow-wow—a celebration of music, song, food, dance and storytelling.

Grant Shaver, Mosaic’s Business Improvement Manager-Potash (right), joined Chief Cadmus Delorme (left) in their newly constructed arbor for the Cowessess First Nation pow-wow.


Partnering For Good

Every other month, Mosaic delivers 300,000 gallons of natural salt water to The Florida Aquarium. During the emergency state of Hurricane Irma, the aquarium called on Mosaic for help and we delivered—providing the resources needed to protect the aquarium’s marine life during the crisis.

Florida residents and tourists enjoy marine life at the Florida Aquarium.


Activating Volunteers

In Brazil, The Mosaic Institute started the Voluntariado Mosaic program in 2017. During its first year, 13 teams participated in projects that benefitted more than 1,900 children and 14 local institutions, including schools and nearby public health organizations.

Mosaic volunteers in Brazil.

LEARN MORE: View our 2017 Sustainability Disclosure & GRI Index to learn more about our sustainability progress.