Cargill has been active in Kenya since 1984 when Cargill the company acquired Ralli Brothers and now has around 120 employees based in Mombasa and Nairobi. Activities have to-date revolved around tea handling and storage related services, however we are presently in the process of strategic growth into grains and oilseeds trading.
Cargill Kenya is the largest tea exporter out of Mombasa; and received recognition for the second year running from the Tea Board of Kenya as the largest tea buyer at the East African Tea Trade Auction for the year ended June 2013. In 2012, Cargill was recognised as being the top exporter through the Port of Mombasa.
Corporate responsibility is part of everything we do. We collaborate with organisations around the world to improve nutrition and health of those in our communities, provide access to education, encourage responsible stewardship of natural resources, foster sustainable economic development and promote responsible business practices in our supply chain.
In 2011, staff from our Kenya office assisted with the offloading of 10,000 metric tons of rice donated and shipped to Mombasa by Cargill to help fight hunger and malnutrition during the Horn of Africa crises.
In 2013, Cargill Kenya partnered with the Aga Khan Foundation and Sombeza Knowledge Centre, a local NGO, to plant over 1,500 indigenous tree seedlings at Mwanda Primary School in Kwale County as part of a conservation effort for degraded land in the area. In addition to environmental benefits the planting of trees will provide communities with a future source of firewood. The wood is also used as a construction material. Pupils at the school each adopted a tree and will be responsible for its maintenance.