Compass Minerals Publishes 2016 Sustainability Report

Compass Minerals has published its 2016 Sustainability Report, “Guided by Our Compass.” This interactive, web-based report offers a full overview of 2016 efforts to secure a more sustainable future for Compass Minerals that benefits the company’s customers, employees, communities and shareholders.

Highlights of the report include:

  • 2020 environmental targets introduced for the reduction of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy intensity and water intensity, as well as 2017 safety targets
  • Safety efforts that resulted in a 30% year-over-year reduction in the average severity index of employee injuries
  • Recognition of the company’s efforts to ensure the long-term health of the Great Salt Lake through collaborative initiatives at the company’s Ogden, Utah, operations
  • New initiatives to strengthen the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts


“We continue to deepen our commitment to sustainability and establishing specific environmental, safety and social targets is an important step in our sustainability journey,” stated Fran Malecha, Compass Minerals president and CEO. “Our charge to be transparent and hold ourselves accountable around these metrics is imperative to drive sustainable, long-term value for all of our stakeholders in a manner that ensures the safety and well-being of our employees, communities and customers, minimizes our environmental impacts and maximizes opportunities for efficient growth.”

This is the second full report the company has published using standards established by the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI). This year, information on 107 GRI indicators was disclosed, in alignment with the G4 Core Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The company’s water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions information was externally verified by third-party reviewers. The GRI provides one of the world’s most widely recognized sustainability reporting standard.