Q&A with CEO Jim Prokopanko

A conversation on our progress and commitment to sustainability

Our Growth in Brazil

Supporting the production of crops through crop nutrition

Companywide Innovation

Taking the lead in market, product and industry practices

Leadership & Awards

Strengthening our transparency & commitments

Year-Over-Year Comparative Highlights

Details on 2010 through 2013 financial and non-financial performance.

Goals & Progress

An update on goals developed in 2012


As of December 31, 2013, Mosaic employed 8,402 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. Our robust student hiring programs provide a work opportunity to 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 (Graded) FT Hourly (Non-Graded) PT* Total
Country Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Argentina 54 24 26 0 0 0 80 24
Australia 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Brazil 379 138 358 18 0 0 1990 346
Canada 601 228 1389 118 0 0 1990 346
Chile 29 15 0 0 0 0 29 15
China 45 34 27 2 0 0 72 36
India 39 4 0 0- 0 0 39 4
United State of America 1385 534 2457 152 1 2 3826 688
Subtotals 2516 977 4257 290 1 2 6774 1270
Totals 3493 4257 4 8044
Notes: Excludes Apprentice (Brazil), Bridge to Retirement, Expat, Fixed Term Contract, Interns/Co-op, Retiree, Spouse of Retiree, Surviving Spouse, Temporary/Seasonal, 17 Leave Types (Including: Long term, work comp, extended short term, extended disability, Carlsbad union disability, Brazil long term sickness, extended leave/no benefits).
(*) Defined as less than 35 hours per week.
Mosaic does not track individual contract worker counts or demographics.
16% of Mosaic’s total workforce is female.

Mosaic recognizes that women are most underrepresented across the mining and metals industry. Women make up 16% 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. 404 76 1573 329 1849 283 3826 688 4514
Canada 328 83 1037 206 625 57 1990 346 2336
South America 256 63 518 123 72 9 846 195 1041
Asia/Pacific 25 6 81 34 6 1 112 41 153
Subtotals 1013 228 3209 692 2552 347 6774 1270 8044
Totals 1241 3901 2899 8044
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. 112 23 143 42 39 8 294 73 367
Canada 52 22 70 20 15 2 137 44 181
South America 74 19 54 19 3 1 131 39 170
Asia/Pacific 4 2 3 1 - - 7 3 10
Subtotals 242 66 270 82 57 11 569 159 728
Totals 308 352 68 728
Employee Turnover by Age Group, Gender and Region
<30 30–50 >50 Totals Grand Total
Region Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
U.S. 41 5 102 37 102 22 245 64 309
Canada 24 4 52 9 51 7 127 20 147
South America 45 16 80 18 8 2 133 36 169
Asia/Pacific 3 1 6 6 - - 9 7 16
Subtotals 113 26 240 70 161 31 514 127 641
Totals 139 310 192 641

In 2013, overall employee turnover 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
Defined-benefit plan Yes Yes No
Defined-contribution savings plan Yes Yes No
Annual profit sharing 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
Stock ownership Yes No No

Mosaic provides competitive compensation and bonus opportunities for jobs in all disciplines and geographic markets based on company and individual performance. Additionally, Mosaic contributes toward retirement income benefits, which may include defined-benefit pension plans, defined-contribution plans or any other supplemental retirement plans across our locations and countries. The majority of administrative, insurance and other costs associated with Mosaic-sponsored health and welfare plans is borne by us. The U.S. plans are fully funded, while the Canadian plans are approximately 90% funded. Information on small plans in Brazil or Argentina was unavailable at the time of reporting. Brazil’s is a legacy Cargill plan covering approximately 250 people, while the Argentina plan covers only four people. Participation in the retirement plans is automatic in the United States and Canada. The defined-contribution plan is open to all, but it is not mandatory to participate. The Argentina plan is by grade level.


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 8,044
Total Employees Represented by a Union 4,601
Percentage Represented 57.2%


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. In the United States, we adhere to federal and state WARN (The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) laws that requires a 60-day notification of plant closings and mass layoffs. 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 2013 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 2013. 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. 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.

Twelve Mosaic facilities have received ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) certification. The Mosaic Environmental, Health and Safety Management System will ultimately be implemented at all material Mosaic operations worldwide.

Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) CY 2013
Employee Contractor Total
U.S. 1.14 1.11 1.13
Canada 1.76 1.15 1.46
International 0.12 0.82 0.3
Total 1.11 1.1 1.11
Notes: Mosaic does not track RIFR or Lost Day Rate specifically by gender.
Lost Day Frequency Rate (LDFR) CY 2013
Employee Contractor Total
U.S. 0.08 0.12 0.10
Canada 0.21 0.00 0.11
International 0.00 0.16 0.04
Total 0.10 0.80 0.09
Notes: Mosaic does not track Recordable Injury Frequency Rate or Lost Day Rate specifically by gender.
Injury Count by Gender CY 2013
Employee/Supervised Contractors Male Female Total
U.S. 54 5 59
Canada 41 1 42
95 6 101
Non-supervised Contractors Male Female Total
U.S. 33 3 36
Canada 26 0 26
59 3 62
Total Male Female
U.S. 87 8 95
Canada 67 1 68
Absenteeism Rates FY 2013 (%)
Phosphates* 2.96%
Potash** 4.84%
Argentina and Chile 3.54%
Brazil*** 4.02%
India**** 0.00%
China**** 0.00%
Notes: (*) Data for hourly and salary nonexempt employees only.
(**) Except for Colonsay, Potash’s data is for hourly employees only.
(***) Due to a system change mid-year, Brazil’s absenteeism data is for July-December 2013.
(****) 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 Programs
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 34,975 hours
Topics in Business Conduct and Ethics 2,031 hours
Phosphates: Environment and Safety 260,933 hours
Potash: Environment and Safety 185,846 hours
Argentina and Chile: Environment and Safety 6,787 hours
China: Environment and Safety 4,167 hours
India: Environment and Safety 393 hours
Brazil: Environment and Safety 57,970 hours
Enterprise IT Training 2,892 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 global operations, 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.” Mosaic also provides retirement tools and services through third-party vendors. This would include online resources such as, but not limited to retirement planning tools, calculators, articles, videos and Webcasts.


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. Our performance management process has evolved to include scaled competencies, goal alignment and an emphasis on employee and career development.

Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance and Career Development Reviews, by Gender
Male Female Total
Full Time Salaried Population (Launched Forms) 2516 977 3493
Performance Reviews Given 2361 929 3290
% of Reviews Received 93.80% 95.10% 94.20%

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 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 2733 71.43% 496 72.09% 3229 71.50%
Black/African American 573 14.98% 118 17.15% 691 15.30%
Hawaiin/Pacific Islander 5 0.13% 1 0.15% 6 0.10%
Asian 42 1.10% 14 2.03% 56 1.20%
American Indian or Alaskan 30 0.78% 5 0.73% 35 0.80%
Hispanic or Latino 422 11.03% 52 7.56% 474 10.50%
Two or More Races 21 0.55% 2 0.29% 23 0.50%
Grand Total 3826 84.80% 688 15.20% 4514
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 52 4.57% 608 53.38% 479 42.05% 1139 84.43%
Female 17 8.10% 137 65.24% 56 26.67% 210 15.57%
Total 69 745 535 1349
Total U.S. Management Workforce by Ethnicity
Ethnicity Total Management Percentage of Management
White 639 85.31%
Black or African American 51 6.81%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.13%
Asian 15 2.00%
American Indian or Alaskan 1 0.13%
Hispanic or Latino 37 4.94%
Two or More Races 5 0.67%
Grand Total 749 100.00%
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 that 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 statement: 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%, respectively, either strongly agreeing or agreeing.