2022 Annual Report highlights
Cargill began with a single grain warehouse in Iowa as the U.S. Civil War drew to a close. Fast-forward 157 years, we have evolved into a trusted partner for farmers, customers, and communities worldwide. Our decades of expertise and ability to take a long-term view enable us to see what matters most to our stakeholders – today, and for generations to come.
BUILDING ON OUR 50 YEARS IN CHINA
A half century ago, Cargill became one of the first U.S.-headquartered companies to establish a formal business partnership in China. In the ensuing decades, our business there has continued to grow, serving as a springboard for Cargill to expand throughout Asia.
Cargill & China: Through the years
LEVERAGING OUR SAFETY EXPERTISE
Our focus on and dedication to safety at Cargill remains unwavering. By updating policies to reflect workplace best practices and applying the best technological advancements and our knowledge honed from years of experience, Cargill is committed to keeping our people and our facilities safe and secure. Our work in Indonesia and Colombia are just two examples of how we’re making things safer:
About half of the 250 million residents own motorcycles, making it one of the most popular forms of transportation for the 20,000 workers at our Cargill Tropical Palm plants. But, as Indonesia is second in the world in motorcycle deaths, it’s also one of the most dangerous.
To make our workplace safer for these employees, Cargill’s leadership team has eliminated the need for motorcycles and other two-wheeled vehicles by adjusting work schedules and providing alternative forms of transportation, such as buses and light trucks.
385 kilometers. That’s the approximate distance that separates Cargill’s Villagorgona plant and our distribution center in Colombia. The lengthy stretch of road can be dangerous, especially if a driver is tired. But by leveraging innovative technology, Cargill is working to reduce the related risks to drivers through the use of Mobileye applications in our trucking fleet.