Protect lives and enhance commerce by providing sustainable road safety solutions.
At Cargill, corporate responsibility is a process of continually improving our standards, our actions and our processes. Our commitments on business conduct, the environment, people and communities guide our overall approach.
We will conduct our business with high levels of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
We will develop ways of reducing our environmental impact and help conserve natural resources.
We will treat people with dignity and respect.
We will invest in and engage with communities where we live and work.
Commitment to business conduct
Our company founder William Wallace Cargill believed a reputation for integrity was a key business differentiator. Cargill has earned and maintained a reputation for ethical business conduct ever since.
Commitment to the environment
We believe in protecting and conserving the environment. We are developing ways to reduce our environmental impact throughout our global operations and to help conserve natural resources.
We have developed management systems and policies to ensure environmental compliance, prevent pollution and continually improve performance on criteria relevant to our business and operations. We have ambitious “beyond compliance” goals for improvements in energy efficiency, carbon emissions reduction and water management.
In addition to our efforts within our business, we also partner with others to reduce the environmental impacts of the supply chains in which we participate.
Our environmental commitment is a key factor in the Cargill Deicing Technology mission statement:
“Providing customers with deicing solutions that save lives, enhance commerce and reduce environmental impact.”
Commitment to people
We strive to create a workplace where employees feel valued and are given opportunities to contribute regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
We are committed to treating people with dignity and respect. Hiring, motivating, developing and retaining the right people is critical to our ability to deepen relationships with customers and fulfill our promises to the communities we serve. We pay regular and competitive wages and appropriate benefits.
A clear demonstration of our respect for our employees is our unyielding commitment to safety. Our goal is to send people home safely every day.
In the broader community, we are committed to respecting human rights, eliminating employment discrimination and illegal labor practices, and respecting freedom of association. We do not accept or support the use of illegal, abusive, forced, or child labor within our operations, anywhere in the world.
Commitment to the community
We work together with a diverse group of partners to support responsible economic development and to bring positive, measurable improvements to the communities where we live and work.
Our businesses and our people provide support by contributing time, talent and financial resources, as well as promoting good civic behavior and dialogue between stakeholder groups. We are committed to contributing 2 percent of our global consolidated pre-tax earnings, based on a three-year trailing average, to programs that are focused on improving nutrition and health, education and environmental stewardship.
We recognize our continued success depends on the growth and health of our communities and partners. We are committed to investing in, engaging with and respecting the cultures of the communities where we live and work to promote sustainable and responsible economic development, to create growth that improves living standards and promote vibrant, stable communities.
Commitment to Innovation
Developing new technology to combat the challenges of winter maintenance programs is important at Cargill. That is why our scientists and lab technicians test our products and research ways to improve deicing methods, increase motorist safety and make your jobs just a little bit easier.
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