Sustainability is Essential

At Compass Minerals, it is essential that we are able to provide minerals and nutrients for our customers today while building a long-term future for our company, employees and communities.

Safety is essential.

A strong culture is essential. 

Environmental stewardship is essential.

Every day, Compass Minerals produces what’s essential through the responsible transformation of Earth’s natural resources to deliver products that help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives.

We call our salt and plant nutrition products “essential” because they meet a critical, time-sensitive need for our customers, from the salt that keeps roadways safe in the winter, to specialty plant nutrients that enable growers to increase crop yields and quality.

By keeping us focused on our four ideals of safety, growth, environmental stewardship and transparency, our sustainability efforts play an essential role in our ability to deliver long-term value to our stakeholders.

Market leaders in salt in North America and specialty fertilizers in North America and Brazil
28% Decrease in our employee injury rate over the past year
0 Fatalities at our facilities in 2018
26% Director-level and above employees company-wide are women

Map of Operations

North America
South America and Europe
Research & Development Underground Salt Mining Storage/Records Management Solar Evaporation Headquarters Mechanical Evaporation Packaging Facilities Production Facilities Sales Office Production Facilities Packaging Facilities Mechanical Evaporation Sales Office Solar Evaporation Storage/Records Management Underground Salt Mining Research & Development Headquarters

Supply Chain Impacts

Throughout our supply chain, we generate a variety of sustainability impacts. From mining and manufacturing to customer product use, we consider our environmental, social and governance impacts, and generate strategies to address them.

Mining & Manufacturing Operations
Packaging & Transport
Storage Facilities & Depots
Product Use & Quality of Use
Product Use & Quality of Use Sales Storage Facilities & Depots Packaging & Transport Mining & Manufacturing Operations
Employee health and safety Transportation Packaging and waste Public policy Human rights Water use and effluents Environmental compliance Inventory management Business resilience and growth Client satisfaction Product education and training
Security practices Energy use and GHGs Community economic impact Collective bargaining Indigenous rights Raw material use Biodiversity Marketing and communications Business ethics Road safety Local sourcing and economic development

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