Working with Community Advocates

Working with Community Advocates

To build community involvement Mosaic regularly holds meetings with stakeholders, including hosting a series of local community advisory panels. In Florida, for example, community advisory committees have been established in Hillsborough, Polk and Manatee Counties. These three advisory committees serve as a sounding board for Mosaic and a vehicle for communication, education, collaboration and dialogue.

The Mosaic Hillsborough Citizens' Advisory Committee consists of educators, environmentalists, neighbors, civic leaders and Mosaic employees. This group has been in existence for 20 years and meets quarterly with Mosaic on a variety of issues that affect those close to Mosaic's Hillsborough County facilities.

The Polk County Industry Community Advisory Panel (ICAP) consists of approximately 35 members and meets monthly. This group addresses public concerns regarding the impact of Mosaic's operations.

The Manatee Mosaic Citizen's Advisory Panel consists of educators, environmentalists, neighbors, civic leaders, county employees and Mosaic employees. This group has been in existence for five years and includes members representing the townships of Palmetto, Duette, Myakka and Lakewood Ranch. Engagement with this group is extensive.

In addition, Mosaic employees are active in local chambers of commerce and other civic groups, and are accessible for face-to-face meetings with elected officials, government staff and other opinion leaders.

Collaboration and dialogue are managed to promote a regular, open sharing of ideas and issues. When Mosaic's plans call for something specific, such as operational expansion, the company participates in a variety of dialogue-building activities specific to the planned initiative. This includes public hearings convened by local or regional governments and public education initiatives in the areas where Mosaic operates and in nearby communities.

Mosaic believes that frequent communications with our employees and suppliers helps the company better understand and manage the impact of our operations on local communities.