March 6, 2013 (Source: CNW) Plymouth, MN — The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today received its consecutive recognition as one of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies. The coveted honor acknowledges companies that outperform industry peers through ethical behavior. Mosaic was first honored in 2012.
According to Ethisphere, a record number of nominations for the World’s Most Ethical Companies were submitted from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The companies selected for 2013 are those that truly embrace ethical business practices and demonstrate industry leadership.
“This distinction provides proof that our more than 8,000 employees are successfully translating Mosaic’s promises into meaningful action globally,” said Jim Prokopanko, President and CEO of Mosaic. “Our culture of accountability continues to benefit stakeholders and the communities where we live and work. With this recognition, we’re honored and inspired to continue growing our corporate citizenship initiatives – as we work to help the world grow the food it needs.”
Ethisphere’s methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies list includes reviewing nominations and examining each company’s code of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investments in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single-source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry.
The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification.