United Way Worldwide Honors The Mosaic Company with National Spirit of America
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --United Way
Worldwide, the country's largest privately funded nonprofit, today recognized
The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) with a 2013 United Way Spirit of America^®
Summit award for philanthropy and community impact. The Spirit of America and
Summit Awards program is United Way's highest national honor for a
corporation—recognizing outstanding United Way Global Corporate Leaders.
To achieve its mission—to help the world grow the food it needs—Mosaic
provides farmers worldwide with the crop nutrients needed to produce more food
using science-based agronomy. The Mosaic Company received Summit award
recognition for its community investment foundation, The Mosaic Company
Foundation, and its employees' United Way Worldwide contributions.
"The Mosaic Company is a leader in the agricultural industry and its
communities," said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide.
"We're proud to partner with Mosaic and its employees to further important
innovations like these and ensure all people have a brighter future."
The Mosaic Company, its employees and The Mosaic Company Foundation
contributed $25.4 million in community investments worldwide in 2012—including
in-kind gifts totaling $3.7 million and $4 million raised through the
company's annual United Way campaign. Mosaic employees contributed expertise
and volunteer time to execute campaigns across its North American operations.
Mosaic provides additional community support through numerous creative
programs and investments, including:
oThe Mosaic Villages Project, which helps smallholder farmers move beyond
subsistence farming and improve their livelihoods through increased crop
production and sustainable agricultural practices.
oThe Tampa Bay Rays "Home Runs for Food" program, which provides a $500
Mosaic donation to local food shelves for every Rays home run.
oThe Fast Food Farm in Gramercy, La., which teaches elementary school
students how to grow healthy food as part of their science curriculum.
"Through their work at Mosaic and their personal generosity, our 8,000
employees help make a difference in the health and livelihoods of neighbors
around the world," said Jim Prokopanko, president and CEO, The Mosaic Company.
"In accepting this Summit Award, we're inspired to continue building a culture
where employees can help families and individuals who need nourishment and
support through programs funded by United Way."
United Way presented awards to The Mosaic Company, 3M, Bank of America,
Comcast Corporation, General Motors, Microsoft Corporation and Wells Fargo.
Join @UnitedWay and congratulate @MosaicCompany on Twitter.
About The Mosaic Company
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. More information on the company is available at
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including
more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good,
creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key
building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people
and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get
things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of
the change. For more information about United Way, please visit:
The Mosaic Company
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