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Cargill at a glance


We provide food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Combining 159 years of experience with new innovations and insights, we serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers. With a unique role spanning the global supply chain, we bring a world of possibilities — delivered locally.

We are 160,000 team members. Operating in 70 countries.
Selling to 125 markets. With 159 years experience.



Cargill factsheet

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Available in 21 languages, this factsheet provides a one-page overview of what Cargill does, who we serve, where we operate and how we make a difference.


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Who we are


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A diverse team

160,000-plus colleagues worldwide 
More than 50% of our team works in plants
34.8% women in leadership

Our team members: 

  • Make and move essential goods in our plants, ports and facilities
  • Wrangle cattle in America’s heartland
  • Feed salmon in the Norwegian Sea
  • Crushing palm fruit in Indonesia
  • Find solutions for customers in our innovation centers
  • Help farmers finance their operations and manage risk
  • And much more!


Visit our Careers site →

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Global operations

125 markets served 
70 countries of operation
1000 locations, worldwide

To help our customers succeed and communities flourish we: 

  • Partner with farmers growing crops and animal products 
  • Originate, source, transport and process commodities into branded food, feed, fuel and bioindustrials
  • Sell ingredients, finished solutions and services to manufacturers, foodservice customers and retailers
  • Provide insights to our partners
  • And much more!


See Cargill at a Glance →

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Innovative products and services

5,000 brands
1500 research, development, applications technical services, and intellectual property specialists
200 R&D locations

Our innovation and application centers allow us to stay at the forefront of emerging customer needs and solutions and bring important new knowledge to our partners. Locations include: 


View our Products and Services →


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Sustainable partnership

3 focus areas: Climate, land and water, and people

2030 goals include: 

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our supply chain by 30% 
  • Transform our agricultural supply chains to be deforestation free
  • Enable a water positive impact in our operations, supply chains and communities

2023 highlights:

  • $115.5 million invested in communities via charitable contributions
  • 10.97% reduction of scope 1 & 2 emissions since 2017
  • 9 billion liters of water restored
  • 870,000 farmer trainings


See our Sustainability priorities →

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Purpose- and values-led

1 purpose: To nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way

3 core values that guide us in living our purpose: 

  • We put people first, placing people’s safety above all else and helping colleagues reach their full potential.
  • We reach higher, believing we can create a better future and being motivated to improve, each and every day.
  • We do the right thing, going beyond what is required by law and asking what is “right” for our employees, customers and communities and the planet.

7 guiding principles that underpin the behaviors expected from our team members around the world. 

9 business resource groups

Read about our DEI focus →

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A pioneering history

159 years of expertise 

1865: William Wallace Cargill founds the company with one grain warehouse in Iowa, U.S.

1895: The Cargill and MacMillan families come together through the marriage of Edna Cargill and John H. MacMillan.

1910s: CEO John H. MacMillan states our ethical tenet, “Our word is as good as our bond.”

1930s: Our company designs an innovative grain storage facility and river barges. We launch our first safety campaign.

1990s: We commit 2% pretax earnings¹ to support social and environmental impact and strengthen communities

2000s: New products like TRUVIA, Rumba meats, and bioplastics meet evolving consumer preferences.

Explore our 159-year history →

¹Based on global, consolidated pre-tax earnings over a three-year trailing average.

Our business structure and brands

Our businesses are organized around five enterprises that source raw materials, and make and deliver products that are vital for living.

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Agricultural Supply Chain

Connects farmers and users of grains and oilseeds through origination, trading, processing and distribution.

Popular brands and programs: Cargill RegenConnect™, Cargill Elevate, Cargill Liza

Read about Agriculture

Read about Decarbonization

Food  & Bioindustrial

Food & Bioindustrial

Delivers the innovative solutions manufacturers need to make the food and drinks people want, as well as providing nature-derived, plant-based products to bioindustrial customers.

Popular brands: Truvia®, Veliche™, Cargill FR3™, EpiCor®

Read about Food & Beverage, Bioindustrial and Beauty

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Protein & Salt

Provides food manufacturers, foodservice companies and retailers with meat, poultry, egg, alternative protein and salt products.

Popular brands and programs: Diamond Crystal®, SunnyFresh®, Shady Brook Farms, Honeysuckle White®, Rumba Meats, Sun Valley, Konspol, Sterling Silver, Norteño®, Tip-Top®, Deicia®, Kimby, Perry, Cinta Azul, PIPASA, Bucanero, CAMPOLLO, and Jollibee

BeefUp Sustainability

Read about Meat & Poultry

Read about Salt

Animal Nutrition & Health

Animal Nutrition & Health

Delivers a full spectrum of animal nutrition, digital, biosecurity and farm management solutions to producers across multiple animal and aquaculture species.

Popular brands and programs: Diamond V®, Nutrena®, EWOS®, Delacon™, Provimi®, Purina®, Loyall Life

SeaFurther Sustainability

Read about Animal Nutrition

Financial Services & Metals

Financial Services & Metals

Brings risk management expertise to help customers be proactive instead of reactive, and connections across the ferrous supply chain for companies that use steel products.

Read about Metals

Read about Risk Management

Read about Trade & Capital Markets

Awards and recognition

We’re honored to have been recognized by some of the best and brightest organizations for our commitment to sustainability, innovation, our customers and our people.



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2023 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Sustainability Award for Sustainability Leadership for overall organizational impact and Service of the Year specifically recognizing Cargill RegenConnect™

2023 Edison Award™ GOLD for Cargill RegenConnect™

2023 Sustainability Magazine Top 10 Sustainable Food Manufacturers

2022 Fast Company Brands That Matter Award for communicating and demonstrating brand purpose



Innovation in food

2023 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award for food and agricultural product innovation

2023 Edison Award 4 product innovation awards (two gold, one silver, one bronze)

2023 Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators

2023 Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies - product innovation and innovation culture

2023 Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award.



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TIME World’s Best Companies of 2023

2023 Campus Forward Award winner for “unwavering commitment to seeking out and hiring early career talent, emphasis on diversity and inclusion and investments in nurturing and retaining the next generation of talent.”

2022-2023 HR Magazine Best Companies to work for in Asia Awards and Kincentric Best Employer Thailand Awards

HRC Corporate Equality Index 2022 100% rating by Human Rights Campaign for the 18th consecutive year.



Where we operate

Our 160,000-plus talented team members are as diverse as our customers and communities. We work in 70 countries serving 125 markets.

Our global workforce distribution

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Visit our Worldwide page for more information about the countries in which we operate.



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