We have made no significant acquisitions since Mosaic's formation. We define "significant acquisition" to mean an investment that moved Mosaic into a position of majority ownership in another entity. During this reporting period, however, Mosaic completed its investment in a joint venture with subsidiaries of Vale S.A. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. that own a phosphate rock mine in the Bayóvar region in Peru. All potential acquisition or investment opportunities include an evaluation of country risk, with guidance from an outside advisory firm. Mosaic intends to integrate human rights criteria more explicitly in screening any potential acquisitions.
Mosaic seeks to do business only with suppliers who operate ethically. Our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct states that our suppliers are expected to act in a manner consistent with our own standards, including treating each other with respect, promoting a safe and healthy workplace, and promoting fair employment practices. Mosaic feels a responsibility to actively engage our suppliers and contractors around issues of sustainability, and is undertaking efforts to monitor our contractors' performance and compliance with Mosaic's safety policies through screening and audit processes. Mosaic also maintains a 24-hour independently administered confidential and anonymous hotline for all Mosaic employees to report any improper practices. To date, however, Mosaic has not conducted a formal human rights screening of significant contractors and suppliers.
All employees receive Mosaic's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which addresses Mosaic's equal treatment rights of similarly situated employees and its intolerance to discrimination of any type. Related matters are overseen by a corporate vice president. Ultimately, Mosaic's success as one of the world's leading crop nutrition companies depends on sustaining a safe, supportive and respectful work environment in which all our people can fully contribute their knowledge, talents and energy. Mosaic employees receive training on a range of issues that may directly or indirectly impact human rights, including:
|Training Hours on Business Conduct and Ethics|
|2011 Mosaic Annual Code Certification||272 hours|
|FCPA: Part 1 – Understanding the Law||690 hours|
|Harassment in the Workplace||422 hours|
|Mosaic Antitrust Compliance||706 hours|
|Mosaic Code of Business Conduct & Ethics||551 hours|
|Short Takes: Anti-corruption: Making the Deal Happen||843 hours|
Mosaic has had no founded incidents of discrimination for the period covered in this report. The chart below details the number of discriminations allegations from January through December 2011.
|Discrimination Alleged January 2011 - December 2011 (North America only)|
|Type||National Origin||Race||Wrongful Termination||Gender||Disability||Other||Closed||Pending|
|Number of Claims||0||1||0||0||6||0||1||6|
|Notes: The closed claim was dismissed as "without merit". Mosaic is vigorously defending itself in the six open cases, which the Company believes are without merit.|
Mosaic does not have any operations in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collaborative bargaining are identified as a significant risk.
Mosaic has no operations which take place directly adjacent to Indigenous People's territories. There are no Mosaic operations or sites which have formal agreements with Indigenous People communities. Therefore, we do not have a policy that provides for a guarantee of free prior informed consent.
Mosaic does not have any operations that are identified as a significant risk for child labor practices. Mosaic abides by all applicable child labor laws. In the United States and Canada we do not employ anyone under the age of 18 years. Mosaic complies with all statutory requirements in the locations where we operate, as well as our own employment policies.
Mosaic is not aware of any incident in which the Company or any of its contractors have had a risk for incidents of child labor and does not currently have a singular human rights policy that addresses issues of child labor. Mosaic became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in May 2012, thereby affirming our deep commitment to continually improving our own human rights, labor, environmental rights and anticorruption performance.
Mosaic adheres to all immigration laws, as well as our global hiring and employment policies. Mosaic does not have any operations at risk regarding forced or compulsory labor practices.
While the Company does not have a singular human rights policy that addresses issues of forced and compulsory labor, Mosaic became a signatory to the UNGC in May 2012, thereby affirming our deep commitment to continually improving our own human rights, labor, environmental rights and anticorruption performance.
Our corporate security is designed to protect our employees, contractors, guests and neighbors, as well as the environment. Mosaic has hired third-party security firms in many of our significant operations. We have 100% training compliance with all security personnel regarding Mosaic's policies as they relate to the security and safety of our significant operations and the people there.
Mosaic has had no reported incidents related to violations involving rights of indigenous people for the period covered in this report. While the Company does not have a human rights policy that addresses issues of indigenous rights, Mosaic became a signatory to the UNGC in May 2012, thereby affirming our deep commitment to continually improving our own human rights, labor, environmental rights and anticorruption performance.
To date Mosaic has not conducted a formal human rights screening of significant contractors and suppliers.