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The Mosaic Company, 2012 Sustainability Report
About This Report
In 2012, Mosaic utilized the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1
and the Mining & Metal Sector Supplement. This report is aligned
with and supplements the information contained in our Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012
K Report) and should be read in conjunction with the
information in that report.
Report Scope and Boundaries
In this year’s GRI report much of the information is provided
on the basis of the calendar year. We departed from the fiscal
year reporting, where possible, to allow for direct comparison
of our sustainability data with our peers’ sustainability data. As
such, a significant portion of the data is for calendar year 2011
depicted in the text as simply “2011”). For fiscal year reporting,
references in this report to a particular fiscal year are to the 12
months ended May 31 of that year. For example, “fiscal 2012”
or “FY2012” refers to the 12 months ending on May 31, 2012.
In some cases we have not included historical information for
every company time period. Generally, those omissions were due
to concerns about data consistency or because we determined
that collecting such information would not add to the value of
this report. All reporting, where applicable, covers actions and
decisions from Mosaic’s inception on October 22, 2004, through
the company’s fiscal year ending May 31, 2012. This report
includes entities over which Mosaic exercises majority control,
including all their operations and departments that have the
potential to generate significant impacts.
Data Collection
Operating units and subject matter experts from throughout
Mosaic’s global enterprise provided support for data collection
and analysis. These units include Phosphate operations in
Florida and Louisiana and Potash operations in New Mexico and
Michigan in the United States and in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Our subsidiaries in Brazil, India, Argentina, Chile and China
are included, unless otherwise specified. Data collection was
managed globally, geographically and at the business unit level.
Our approach to data collection was based on verifiable facts
within the specified boundaries. Before publication, Mosaic
conducted a final validation process to ensure the accuracy of
information provided. This process was supplemented by:
Sustainability Steering Committee review of collected data and
related information
Reporting within the GRI Framework at the B GRI Application
Establishing initial goals and key performance indicators for
future reporting
Validation steps for data included:
Engaging internal subject matter experts to review and
analyze data
Conducting meetings with subject matter experts to review data
and the resulting analysis
Engaging senior leadership in a review of GRI indicators before
Developing a process for consistent data collection and analysis
that can be used in subsequent years and with future reports
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