Helping build vibrant and stable communities
Cargill helps build vibrant and stable communities where we live and work by supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community issues, engaging our employees and leveraging their expertise, and offering opportunities to collaborate with others. We contribute two percent of our global consolidated pre-tax earnings, based on a three-year trailing average, to programs that improve nutrition and health, education, and environmental stewardship.
Overall, in fiscal year 2014, Cargill Malt invested over $120,000 in the communities in which we operate. We’ve set our sights even higher in 2015, where we have a personal goal of donating $225,000 to the communities in which we work, live, and play. Making our communities a better place is part of who we are and we are constantly looking for ways to give back to the communities we belong to.
Here are just some examples of how our Malt business, employees, and community partners make positive, measurable improvements in our communities:
Giving to the United Way and supporting local brewers
Each year, Cargill partners with United Way to produce events and donations that United Way will use to support and strength our communities worldwide. As part of the corporate-wide effort, this year Cargill Malt teamed up with local brewery 612Brew for an event we called “What’s Brewing at 612?” The event was hosted at 612Brew on October 28th, and tickets included one of their beers brewed with Cargill malts, food from the World Street Kitchen, entry into raffle giveaways, and a tour of the brewery. The event was a huge success with lots of positive feedback and managed to raise over $3,000, all of which was donated to the United Way. The photo to the left shows two of our team members setting up the event at the brewery.
Fighting Cancer in Mechelen, Belgium
In March, 2014 our Mechelen team participated in a 1000 kilometer cycling event. Sponsored by Fight Against Cancer, a Belgian organization, the event raised money to fund cancer research. In addition to sponsoring a team where each member cycles 77+ miles, Cargill Cares and the Young Cargill Networks also setup a booth and sold cycling outfits, chocolates, and sweets for additional donations.