Global Commitment Statement
Cargill is dedicated to being a global leader in animal welfare.
Cargill is a dedicated global leader in animal welfare. In addition to being ethical and accountable, we care for animals in a manner that embraces proven animal science, husbandry and standards.
Our animal welfare program meets or exceeds all applicable regulatory requirements. We are committed to educating and engaging our employees about the appropriate ways to care for and handle food animals. We are continuously reviewing, and improving, our animal welfare programs and work to ensure our suppliers meet our animal welfare standards.
Cargill continues to pioneer strategies and tools which improve animal welfare, and we leverage innovation to ensure our progress. We also hold ourselves, and our suppliers, accountable for the humane treatment of animals.
Animals will be treated with dignity and respect. Any deviation from our zero-tolerance policy will result in corrective action including potential termination of our relationship, and/or litigation.
We ensure that all the animals under our care are raised in a setting that considers their overall well-being, including whenever possible the expression of natural behaviors considered appropriate for their respective rearing situations.
They also are provided with environments that satisfy their nutritional needs to safeguard against hunger and thirst, in addition to being protected from discomfort, fear and distress. We believe it is our obligation to ensure animals are healthy and, in instances of injury or illness, that they receive appropriate treatment.
Cargill is unwavering in our belief that the humane treatment of animals is the right thing to do.