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About Cargill

Bringing access to life's essentials so our customers, communities and planet can prosper

We believe big companies can and should do good. It’s in our purpose here at Cargill: to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

 

We are a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel.

Today, the need to make our food system more sustainable and resilient is urgent. Sitting at the heart of the global supply chain, we have a unique ability, and responsibility, to help. Through new innovations, strategic partnerships, and 159 years of experience, we help businesses grow, and communities and people around the world flourish — today, and for generations to come.

Cargill at a glance

Our 160,000 colleagues make essential products that touch billions of lives each day.

With our customers and partners, we source, make, store and transport goods from where they're grown to where they're needed.

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Our purpose

We are commited to nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Whether it’s making alternative proteins for food manufacturers or helping farmers raise healthier animals with AI, we put as much care into how things are sourced as what we provide.

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Our history

From a single grain warehouse in Iowa, U.S., a global company would grow.

Our company was founded in 1865 on the belief that 'our word is our bond.' It's a tenet that remains at the heart of how we operate today. Shaped by our history, we stay true to the values and ethos of a family company.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Nourishing the world takes a wide range of experiances, ideas and talents. That's why Cargill is committed to making the future of agriculture more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

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Innovation

Our global team innovates with purpose, helping our customers and communities embrace their biggest opportunities and overcone their thoughest challenges.

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Reimagine what's possible

There are no easy answers to issues like climate change and sustainably feeding a growing planet. They require us to reimagine what's possible for food and agriculture.

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