As of December 31, 2012, Mosaic employed 8,416 regular employees. Mosaic aims to be the employer of choice for a diverse and inclusive workforce. This includes the representation of women, which can be challenging in the agriculture and mining industries. Our global philosophy is to provide competitive compensation and benefits, with flexibility to choose programs that best meet our employees' needs. Mosaic provides health, welfare and retirement benefits to all full-time employees and eligible dependents. We attract employees through methods including, but not limited to, job boards, social media, diversity career fairs, veterans career fairs and college job fairs.

In addition to our regular workforce, individual business units retain contract workers and interns. In 2012, our robust student hiring programs provided a work opportunity to 176 summer, co-op and intern students in Canada, the United States, Argentina and Brazil. Individual business units track contract workers by hours worked and in compliance with relevant local legislation, but additional data aggregation and demographic analysis is not currently possible at the group level.


Total Workforce by Employment Type, Employment Contract and Region, Broken Down by Gender

Workforce by Employment Type, Region and Gender
FT Salary FT Hourly Part Time* Total
Region Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
U.S. 1358 520 2560 188 3918 85% 708 15%
Canada 572 203 1427 150 2 2 2001 86% 355 14%
South America** 602 175 437 35 1039 83% 210 17%
Asia/Pacific 126 55 20 1 146 72% 56 28%
Subtotals 2658 953 4444 374 2 2 7104 85% 1299 15%
Totals 3611 4788 4 8403
Notes: (*) Less than 40 hours per week may be considered part time.
(**) South America excludes 13 employees whose gender was not identified during the reporting period.

Mosaic recognizes that women are most underrepresented across the mining and metals industry. Women make up approximately 15% of our company’s total workforce. In the face of challenging and persistent perceptions that our sector is traditionally “male” Mosaic strives to improve the number of women we recruit and retain.


Total Number and Rate of Employee Turnover by Age Group, Gender and Region

Total Employees by Age Group, Gender and Region
<30 30-50 >50 Total Grand Total
Region Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
U.S. 370 73 1488 312 2060 323 3918 708 4626
Canada 365 80 945 179 691 66 2001 325 2326
South America 298 81 607 118 134 11 1039 210 1249
Asia/Pacific 43 16 98 39 5 1 146 56 8403
Subtotals 1076 250 3138 648 2890 401 7104 1299 8403
Totals 1326 3786 3291 8403
New Hires by Age Group, Gender and Region
<30 30-50 >50 Totals Grand Total
Region Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
U.S. 159 31 191 50 37 14 387 95 482
Canada 135 37 139 30 39 4 313 71 384
South America 153 32 79 18 4 2 236 52 288
Asia/Pacific 9 3 4 13 3 16
Subtotals 456 103 413 98 80 20 949 221 1170
Totals 559 511 100 1170
Employee Exits by Age Group, Gender and Region
<30 30-50 >50 Totals Grand Total
Region Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
U.S. 29 11 87 32 133 25 249 68 317
Canada 32 7 50 9 38 3 120 19 139
South America 89 16 76 25 6 3 171 44 215
Asia/Pacific 7 1 10 2 1 18 3 21
Subtotals 157 35 223 68 178 31 558 134 692
Totals 192 291 209 692

In 2012, overall employee exits for any reason, including retirement, totaled 8%. Mosaic measures employee satisfaction biannually in a comprehensive survey of employee engagement, an indicator of productivity and a force that drives business outcomes. For the fiscal 2012 survey, Mosaic’s overall employee engagement level increased to 62%, up from 60% in fiscal 2010. The average engagement score in our industry is 55%. Our survey response rate was 82.9%, which is far above the industry average of 60%. This means that the majority of our employees describe Mosaic as a good place to work, want to stay with the organization and strive to exceed expectations in their daily roles.


Benefits Provided to Full-Time Employees that are Not Provided to Temporary or Part-Time Employees, by Significant Locations of Operation

Within each of the countries in which Mosaic operates, benefits provided or offered to our full-time employees may differ for various reasons, including:

  • State or country mandated benefit laws that apply to Mosaic employees in a specific geography
  • Labor agreements between Mosaic and labor organizations acting on behalf of represented employees
  • Market-specific benefit programs or practices that exist within an area that Mosaic competes for labor
  • The impact to employees of local or national tax laws regarding the treatment of company-sponsored benefits
Employee Benefits
Type of Benefit North America South America Asia/Pacific
Health care Yes Yes Yes
Life insurance Yes Yes Yes
AD&D insurance Yes Yes Yes
Disability coverage Yes Yes Yes
Employee assistance program Yes No No
Pension plan Yes Yes No
Savings plan-Defined benefit Yes Yes No
Maternity leave Yes Yes Yes
Paternity leave Yes Yes Yes
Sickness leave Yes Yes Yes
Deferred bonus & deferred pay Yes No No
Long-Term incentives Yes Yes Yes
Annual profit sharing Yes Yes No
Stock ownership Yes No No

The majority of administrative, insurance and other costs associated with Mosaic-sponsored health and welfare plans is borne by us. Mosaic contributes toward retirement income benefits, which may include defined benefit pension plans, defined-contribution plans or any other supplemental retirement plans.


Return-to-Work and Retention Rates After Parental Leave, by Gender

Parental leave is offered to employees in North America, South America and Asia. As parental leaves vary in accordance with local laws and customs across the regions where we operate, Mosaic is unable to track retention rates of employees returning from parental leave. For example, in the United States, parental leave is undistinguished from broader reporting on the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as state laws.

Labor/Management Relations

Mosaic values collective bargaining as an important form of collaborative employee engagement. In addition, Mosaic is sensitive to the needs of its employees, and much consideration is placed on applicable notice periods for any such changes that may impact employees. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected in all of Mosaic’s operations per our Commitment to Human Rights, which is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the most widely recognized definition of human rights and the responsibilities of national governments; the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.


Percentage of Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements

Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements
Total Worldwide Employees 8,416
Total Employees Represented by a Union 4,995
Percentage Represented 59%


Minimum Notice Period(s) Regarding Significant Operational Changes, Including Whether It Is Specified in Collective Agreements

Some of Mosaic’s labor agreements contain provisions of advance notice periods with respect to significant operational changes that impact employees. We provide the minimum notice required, which varies by local legislation and collective bargaining agreements in the regions where we operate.


Number of Strikes and Lockouts Exceeding One Week’s Duration, by Country

Mosaic has not been subject to organized labor actions, including strikes or lockouts of any duration, at any of its locations in the 2012 reporting period. Moreover, we have not had a strike by or lockout of our employees in facilities where Mosaic is the majority owner since our formation in 2004.

Occupational Health and Safety


Rates of Injury, Occupational Diseases, Lost Days and Absenteeism, and Total Number of Work-Related Fatalities, by Regions and by Gender

There were no work-related fatalities at Mosaic in 2012. Mosaic follows U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards to calculate recordable injury frequency rates (RIFR) on a global basis. An OSHA recordable injury is an occupational injury or illness that requires medical treatment that is more than simple first aid. Mosaic includes illness in its injury rates. Lost day frequency rate (LDFR) calculates the frequency rate of calendar days lost. Lost days begin the day after the lost time occurs and calendar days are counted, with no exception for weekends, holidays, vacation or scheduled time off.

Five Mosaic operations have received ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and ISO18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) certification, and seven additional facilities are currently undergoing the certification process. The Mosaic Environment, Health and Safety Management System will ultimately include all material Mosaic operations worldwide.

Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) FY2013
Employee Contractor Total
U.S. 1.51 1.15 1.37
Canada 1.59 1.17 1.36
International 0.13 0.45 0.22
Total 1.29 1.09 1.20
Notes: Mosaic does not track Recordable Injury Frequency Rate or Lost Day Rate specifically by gender.
Lost Day Frequency Rate (LDFR) FY2013
Employee Contractor Total Mosaic
U.S. 3.23 3.37 3.28
Canada 0.63 0.73 0.68
International 0.00 0.15 0.04
Total 1.98 1.95 1.97
Notes: Mosaic does not track Recordable Injury Frequency Rate or Lost Day Rate specifically by gender.
Injury Count by Gender FY2013
Employee/Supervised Contractors Male Female
U.S. 55 5
Canada 43 3
Non-supervised Contractors Male Female
U.S. 34 3
Canada 31 1
Total Male Female
U.S. 104 10
Canada 67 3
Absenteeism Rates FY 2013 (%)
Phosphates* 2.4%
Potash** 4.6%
Agentina and Chile 3.7%
Brazil 4.1%
India*** 0.0
China*** 0.0
Notes: (*) Data for hourly and salary nonexempt employees only.
(**) Data for hourly employees only.
(***) In China and India, all full-time Mosaic employees are salaried and absenteeism is accounted for per their respective HR policies.


Education, Training, Counseling, Prevention and Risk-Control Programs in Place to Assist Workforce Members and Their Families or Community Members Regarding Serious Diseases

Mosaic promotes the well-being of employees through a variety of programs. Preventive services provided include health risk and biometric assessments, as well as programs for health-related issues such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and physical fitness. Where possible, we partner with our health-care providers, who provide education on health-related issues.

We provide on-site occupational health services in various global locations. Mosaic also has a companywide pandemic preparedness policy.

Mosaic offers these assistance programs to employees in North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific.

Assistance Pograms
Program Availability
Education and Training for Workers Yes
Education and Training for Worker Families Yes
Counseling for Workers Yes
Counseling for Worker Families Yes
Measures to Limit Exposure and Transmission of Disease Among Workers Yes
Measures to Limit Exposure and Transmission of Disease Among Families Yes
Treatment Provided to Workers Yes
Treatment Provided to Families Yes
Community Programs No


Health and Safety Topics Covered in Formal Agreements With Trade Unions

Mosaic is committed to conducting business activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of its employees, contractors, customers and communities. In addition to health and safety topics being covered in the majority of our union contracts, the relentless pursuit of an injury-free workplace is the top priority of Mosaic.

Training and Education


Average Hours of Training per Year per Employee, by Gender and by Employee Category

Mosaic is expanding its Learning Management System for improved companywide reporting in 2014. Currently, the company does not track employee training and education specifically by employee category or gender.

Training and Education
Course Title Time
Growing U 17,984 hours
Topics in Business Conduct and Ethics 1,965 hours
Phosphates: Environment and Safety 207,736 hours
Potash: Environment and Safety 188,582 hours
Argentina and Chile: Environment and Safety 4,587 hours
China: Environment and Safety 1,733 hours
India: Environment and Safety 746 hours
Brazil: Environment and Safety 58,925 hours
Enterprise IT Training 6,795 hours
Notes: All Growing U numbers are for salaried employees.
Topics in Business Conduct and Ethics reflects only online training hours and does not include in-person training sessions.


Programs for Skills Management and Lifelong Learning That Support the Continued Employability of Employees and Assist Them in Managing Career Endings

In Mosaic's operations globally, employees are encouraged to continuously learn and improve their skills. With management support, Mosaic offers an educational reimbursement program for employees in all countries to better meet current job responsibilities and prepare for future opportunities within Mosaic. The reimbursement program’s stated purpose is to “strengthen employee skills and invest in people by providing financial reimbursement to employees who continue their education.”


Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance and Career Development Reviews, by Gender

As part of our strategic priority of Investing in People, we have a performance management process called EDGE – Evaluating, Developing and Growing Excellence.

Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance and Career Development Reviews, by Gender
Male Female Total
Number of Employees Eligible for 2012 Review 2374 937 3311
Number of Employees Participating in 2012 Review 2311 914 3225
% of Employee Review Participation 97% 98% 97%

Diversity and Equal Opportunity


Composition of Governance Bodies and Breakdown of Employees per Category According to Gender, Age Group, Minority Group Membership, etc.

Mosaic’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy provides equal employment opportunities to all Mosaic employees and other qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected status under applicable laws in countries where Mosaic employees work. The policy also provides that Mosaic is committed to maintaining a work environment free of unlawful discrimination. Mosaic’s commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to:

  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Training and promotion
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance assessments
  • Transfer
  • Terminations
  • Layoff or recall from layoff
  • Leaves of absence
  • Company-sponsored training and education

Retaliation or reprisal toward an employee who has exercised their rights under this policy is strictly prohibited. Mosaic’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics reinforces this policy.

Mosaic tracks ethnicity only in the United States Diversity indicators include White, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Two or More Races, and Hispanic or Latino.

Ethnicity by Gender
Ethnicity Males Males % Females Females % Total Total %
White 2810 71.72% 501 70.76% 3311 71.57%
Black/African American 604 15.42% 137 19.35% 741 16.02%
Hawaiin/Pacific Islander 4 0.10% 1 0.14% 5 0.11%
Asian 41 1.05% 11 1.55% 52 1.12%
American Indian or Alaskan 28 0.71% 5 0.71% 33 0.71%
Hispanic or Latino 415 10.59% 50 7.06% 465 10.05%
Two or More Races 16 0.41% 3 0.42% 19 0.41%
Grand Total 3918 84.7% 708 15.3% 4626
Note: Includes United States, active employees, regular employees and employees on a leave of absence.
Total Management Workforce Worldwide by Gender and Age
<30 30-50 >50 Total
Gender % % % %
Male 216 66.06% 1112 74.28% 863 86.30% 2191 77.58%
Female 111 33.94% 385 25.72% 137 13.70% 633 22.42%
Total 327 1497 1000 2824
Total U.S. Management Workforce by Ethnicity
Ethnicity Total Management Percentage of Management
White 1313 86%
Black or African American 77 5%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 0%
Asian 38 2%
American Indian or Alaskan 7 0%
Hispanic or Latino 85 6%
Two or More Races 9 1%
Grand Total 1531 100%
Note: Includes United States, active employees, regular employees and employees on a leave of absence.


Ratio of Basic Salary and Remuneration of Women to Men by Employee Category, by Significant Locations of Operation

One of Mosaic’s strategic priorities is to Invest in People, and we are committed to providing the environment, development and compensation to ensure that Mosaic is a company where employees want to work and grow.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and our recruiting practices focus on matching the best possible candidate to the position. Mosaic uses salary ranges which are competitive with market pay ranges for positions of comparable responsibility, functional knowledge, impact and other compensable factors. Each salary range has a minimum or threshold salary for a new hire although Mosaic typically sets the actual salary above this minimum.

While our processes ensure Mosaic’s compensation is competitive and equitable, we also take steps to understand how our employees perceive their pay. In three consecutive bi-annual engagement surveys – administered globally to all Mosaic employees – we asked for responses to the following question: I am paid fairly for the contributions I make to the company’s success. Both women and men have continued to respond favorably to this question with 56 and 55 percent, respectively, strongly agreeing or agreeing.