Taking a Collaborative Approach

Taking a Collaborative Approach

To achieve this important objective, we take a collaborative approach to working with stakeholders. For example, potash and phosphate production operates year-round, but customers traditionally ship product to farms twice annually. That makes collaborative planning and forecasting a key to joint success. We recently implemented a program called "Share Value" to create mutual benefits and efficiencies in the supply chain with our customers. This program is just one example, among many, that demonstrates our commitment to collaboration and team-building.

Unions and the people they represent are also an important stakeholder group for Mosaic. As of May 31, 2009, we had 10 collective bargaining agreements with unions covering approximately 93% of our hourly employees in the U.S. and Canada. In Brazil, agreements with eight unions covered all of our employees there, representing 64% of our international employees. Mosaic has collective bargaining agreements with unions covering employees in several other countries.

Collaboration also defines our approach to addressing community concerns. Our most significant mining and manufacturing operations are located in and around three communities in Saskatchewan, Canada, four counties in Florida, and one parish in Louisiana. Much of our community engagement has taken place in these regions.