Economic Impact Report 2020

Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian fertilizer industry is dedicated to bettering the lives of all Canadians.

Fertilizer Canada and its member companies know that it is not enough to talk about how we want the world to be, we have to take action to make that world a reality. That’s why we’re proud of the initiatives many of our members are undertaking to ensure the fertilizer industry continues to grow its inclusion and diversity practices in its workforce.

What we’re doing

As the national association representing Canada’s fertilizer industry, we know we must lead by example. That’s why we’re continuing to advance our own commitment to diversity and inclusion within our organization.

By 2025 Fertilizer Canada
will achieve succession and diversity targets of 20% within its board.

Women account for
70 per cent of Fertilizer Canada’s staff.

Below we have highlighted a few examples of the many ways our member companies are taking action in this area.

Case Study:
K + S Potash

K+S Potash Canada is committed to developing and maintaining a representative workforce. It strives to be an inclusive employer and focuses efforts to promote employment and economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples, women, and other minorities in the fertilizer industry.

As part of this commitment K+S Potash Canada currently provides all employees with:

  • Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination standard
  • Flexible work hours
  • Maternity, Parental, and Adoption leave
  • Wellness and Resilience programs

The leadership team and supervisory teams at K+S Potash also participate in diversity and sensitivity training, including:

  • Indigenous Awareness Training
  • Unconscious Bias Training

Case Study:
The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, makes social impact a top priority. Increasing engagement with Indigenous communities is one of the main focuses for the company in Canada.

Outlined in its 2025 ESG Performance Target is the goal of increasing Indigenous representation to 15% by 2025 in Canada. This focuses on three pillar areas: community investment, workforce new hires representation, and procurement. Mosaic also offers an Indigenous Summer Student program, providing employment to Indigenous students, and dedicates 15% of its community investment dollars to Indigenous projects and communities on an annual basis.

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