The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company produces 1 hazardous chemical. Despite this low number, the company is only awarded 5 points in the Product Portfolio category. This is because there is no available data for the 64 percent of the company’s…
The Mosaic Company produces/uses 1 highly hazardous substance – 1 SIN List chemical (no PICs and no HHPs ) – which is included on the EU’s REACH Candidate List. This chemical is neither banned nor restricted (no Authorisation List substances, and no POPs). The company produces no persistent chemicals.
Please note that there is no available data for the 64 percent of the company’s production that takes place outside of the EU and US. Lower EU/US production means higher uncertainty with regard to the total production of hazardous chemicals, which will have a negative impact on the company’s score in this category.
The Mosaic Company has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products, but does not include the intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. It does not exclude substances with toxic properties from its new products. The Mosaic Company actively market safer alternatives on its own website, but not on ChemSec Marketplace. The company has no true circular product, process or innovation. The Mosaic Company does not use bio-based resources. Nor does it source or treat recycled materials in a sustainable way, which is one of the key elements of a circular economy. The Mosaic Company is actively reducing the hazardous waste it generates.
The American company does not produce only sustainable products, and it does not have a timed phase-out strategy for hazardous substances that go beyond regulatory compliance. It shares chemical safety information on its website and is following a credible code of conduct standard. The Mosaic Company responded to ChemSec’s attempts to communicate around its ChemScore ranking. However, the company does not share any information about what kind of chemicals it produces in regions with low regulatory demands for transparency (e.g. Asia). The Mosaic Company does not have a circular economy program in place, and it is lacking objective and measurable circular economy targets.