At Mosaic, the safety and well-being of our employees are our top priorities and the cornerstones of our company’s culture. One of our proudest achievements in 2018 was the best RIFR in Mosaic’s 15-year history. Making sure our employees go home safely each and every day is critical, and it starts with making sure they come to work focused and feeling their best.
EHS Management System Coordinator
Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety of our 13,000 employees. We work diligently to ensure that each person returns safely to their home and family after each shift.Nancy Case
N.C. Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety of our 13,000 employees. We work diligently to ensure that each person returns safely to their home and family after each shift. Safety performance is an indicator of how well our business is run—having a strong safety culture is the cornerstone to being a successful company.
n.C. On the heels of our company’s record-breaking year in safety performance in 2018, our focus remains on proactive risk reduction and engaging all employees in achieving the ultimate goal of “zero harm” to people and the environment.
N.C. Employees at all levels and in all roles are responsible for our collective safety performance. We’ve empowered them to speak up and share ideas about how to eliminate hazards and make the workplace safer. This dynamic has been a critical part of our success over the years.
A.G. In my role at Mosaic’s Riverview production facility, I help ensure the EHS management system is fully integrated into all areas of the operations. When used effectively, the 10 elements of the system—spanning from governance and leadership to risk assessment/planning and performance evaluation—continually improve the safety of our operations.
A.G. The lines of communication between employees and leadership are always open at Mosaic. During daily shift meetings, employees at all levels are a part of a conversation meant to identify hazards and reduce risks. We have regular safety meetings and department tours, during which site leadership gathers safety input from employees. We also offer opportunities for workers to implement solutions that reduce risks present in their daily tasks.
For Mosaic to succeed, we need to not only transform our operations and processes—we also need to transform our culture. Leadership and a supportive work environment are critical to success. However, sustainable, positive cultural change can only be achieved by harnessing the power and enthusiasm of an engaged workforce.
The last year was a cultural turning point for Mosaic. Across the organization, teams embraced change and employees took great pride in improving the business. More than 3,000 ideas were submitted that have the potential to help us work smarter and safer, while also reducing costs and protecting the environment.
In 2018, we acquired compelling and well-placed business assets in Brazil from Vale Fertilizantes, but the real value came from the group of very talented people who are now part of Mosaic. Today, the Mosaic Fertilizantes team has a unified culture that is highly engaged and collaborative. They are delivering exceptional results, and they continue to bring forward new, inspired ways to help us improve as we look to the future.
The wants and needs of today’s workforce are continuously evolving, and at Mosaic, we believe it’s important to evolve, too. Offering competitive benefits, pay and flexible work schedules to employees helps make Mosaic an employer of choice.
As a new, more flexible way to view the workweek, Mosaic began offering eligible U.S. employees the option to compress 80 work hours into nine business days, rather than the traditional 10. This allows employees to have Fridays off every other week. Many U.S. employees are regularly taking advantage of this program, and Mosaic will continue to look for ways to make working here work for our people.
“The four weeks of paternity leave provided a chance to bond with the boys right away and to support each other as new parents. Thank you to Mosaic for the support.”Adam Herges — Sustainability Agronomist
Mosaic prides itself on providing meaningful benefits to support the well-being of employees and their families. In 2018, Mosaic enhanced its current family leave programs to better support employees as they manage major life transitions. In addition to enhancing Mosaic’s current leave policy for birth mothers to include 12 weeks of paid leave, Mosaic now offers up to four weeks of paid parental leave for new parents to care for and bond with a newborn, newly-adopted child or newly-placed foster child.
Sustainability Agronomist Adam Herges was one of Mosaic’s first employees to take advantage of this new benefit. “My wife and I were very appreciative and grateful for Mosaic’s leadership in launching this new policy as we welcomed our first children—twin boys. The four weeks of paternity leave provided a chance to bond with the boys right away and to support each other as new parents during the longest period of sleep deprivation of our lives. Thank you to Mosaic for the support.”
Additionally, Mosaic now offers a paid family care leave program which provides the opportunity for employees to take up to 40 hours of paid family leave to care for a qualifying family member with a serious health condition.
Mosaic is proud to offer these enhanced benefits to employees so they can care for themselves and their families.
Reporting and transparency have been integral to Mosaic’s sustainability journey. For a full list of our voluntary reporting efforts, please visit our website. View our 2018 Sustainability Disclosure & GRI Index to learn more about our sustainability progress.