Cargill Wins PDMA’s 2023 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award
Cargill honored for reimagining what is possible for food and agriculture
WAYZATA, MN (August 17, 2023) – Today, the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) named Cargill as a recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. Recognizing global innovation powerhouses such as Hershey, 3M, Medtronic, DuPont, Starbucks, BMW and Marriott – the OCI award is granted to organizations that deliver sustained and quantifiable success. This includes new products, services and the practices which have contributed to that success.
Chosen for “always innovating with the customer in mind” Cargill has built a strong foundation for achieving and sustaining innovation success through a well-defined innovation strategy and a culture committed to reimagining what is possible for food and agriculture. With global teams committed to innovating with purpose, Cargill helps its customers and partners overcome their biggest challenges and seize their greatest opportunities.
“Customer-driven innovation can’t happen without great innovators and strong partnerships,” said Florian Schattenmann, chief technology officer and vice president of R&D and innovation. “We’re thrilled to receive this award and be recognized alongside so many other innovative companies. Cargill is a place where innovators can deliver lasting and meaningful impact on a global scale. We are proud of the culture we’ve built to innovate with purpose, empower our customers and deliver sustainable solutions that address many of the world’s most pressing needs.”
For 36 years, PDMA's exclusive Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award has become the premier honor for industry innovators. The OCI Award selection process provides an excellent mechanism for identifying companies that create and capture long-term value through product and service innovation.
“Cargill’s dedication to innovation and sustainability embody the evolving traits of a corporate innovator,” said Chris Swansegar OCI committee chair. “They are developing and executing unique innovation practices - building upon the core business - while enabling disruptive opportunities to enter new markets and define new business models. Congratulations to Cargill and their global teams, who are building for the future.”
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Cargill is committed to providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions, and industrial products to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. Sitting at the heart of the supply chain, we partner with farmers and customers to source, make and deliver products that are vital for living.
Our 160,000 team members innovate with purpose, providing customers with life’s essentials so businesses can grow, communities prosper, and consumers live well. With 159 years of experience as a family company, we look ahead while remaining true to our values. We put people first. We reach higher. We do the right thing—today and for generations to come. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.