The Mosaic Company Recognized For Leadership In Climate Change Action And Transparency

  The Mosaic Company Recognized For Leadership In Climate Change Action And

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS)
was recognized today for the voluntary reporting of its global greenhouse gas
(GHG) footprint and for emissions reductions activities by CDP. Mosaic has
reported the GHG inventory of over 50 facilities in seven countries to the CDP
since 2009.

For its efforts, Mosaic is included in the 2013 CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure
Leadership Index (CDLI) and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership
Index (CPLI). Mosaic is the first crop nutrition company recognized for
inclusion in these indices.

"We are proud of the progress made by our operations, environmental, health
and safety, and supply chain teams in reducing Mosaic's energy use and
emissions profiles," said Mosaic President and CEO Jim Prokopanko.
"Sustainability isan integral part of Mosaic's business strategy, and this
recognition encourages us to further reduce our energy costs and environmental
impact—which also helps ensure long-term growth and shareholder value."

In 2012, Mosaic's emissions reductions came from a variety of company-wide
initiatives. This included the expansion of Mosaic's capacity to transmit
clean electricity to its mines from nearby manufacturing plants, where waste
heat is converted into carbon free electricity. Other projects with emissions
reductions included installing LED lighting at facilities in Florida and
China, transitioning to a natural gas powered trucking fleet in Florida and
the design of Nexfos^®, an innovative livestock feed product that
significantly reduces impacts to the environment compared to traditional
feedstock products.

In 2012, Mosaic produced enough electricity—approximately 5.9 million
gigajoules—through cogeneration to satisfy 39 percent of its companywide
electrical demand. By producing and using its own clean energy, Mosaic avoided
approximately 1 million tonnes of CO2e emissions, the equivalent of taking
approximately 195,000 cars off the road for a year.

"U.S. Companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate
Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) are responding to the call for greater
corporate climate accountability," said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP. "They have
demonstrated leading practice on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions
and energy use, and transparency of their climate change strategy."

CDP asked over 5,000 of the world's largest companies to report their climate
strategies, GHG emissions and energy use. CDP awarded Mosaic a score of "97"
in disclosure, an improvement of 7 points over 2012 – and a grade of "A" in

The CDLI comprises the organizations that achieved a score within the top 10
percent of the sample assessed. In 2013 the S&P 500 CDLI comprises 53
companies. The minimum score has risen as corporate understanding of the need
for transparency on GHG footprint has increased.

The CPLI annual index highlights those companies listed on the Standard &
Poor's 500 Index that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their
impact on the environment. Achieving an 'A band' for climate performance is a
prerequisite for a position on the CPLI, which is based on a number of
criteria associated with measuring, verifying and managing carbon footprints.
36 S&P 500 companies are featured in the 2013 CPLI.

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

SOURCE The Mosaic Company

Contact: Media, Rob Litt, The Mosaic Company, 763-577-6187,, or Investors, Laura Gagnon, The Mosaic Company,
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