Cargill’s purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. The first pillar of that statement is safety.
To us, safety means protecting the animals and people throughout our supply chains from harm, and ensuring our food products are safe to eat. This requires an unwavering commitment from leaders, employees and partners to:
- Comply with all health and safety laws in addition to our own strict programs and safety requirements, which often go beyond the requirements of the law
- Continuously improve our safety performance through learning from others, inside and outside our organization
- Establish aggressive goals and recognize people for improving safety processes
Food safety is at the core of everything we do at Cargill, and it’s fundamental to our success. We define food safety as protecting people and animals at every step of the supply chain from illness or injury due to handling or consuming our products.
We take a comprehensive, science-and risk-based approach to food safety in our policies, operations and supply chains. And, we share our learnings, innovations and best practices to define and elevate the standards with many stakeholders across the industry.
Feed safety is an important issue for Cargill and will continue to increase in importance for us. We define feed safety as protecting animals and the people that feed them—at every step in the supply chain, from production to consumption—from illness or injury from handling or consuming our feed products. We strive to continuously improve feed safety.
A key measure of our success is sending every employee and contractor home safe every day.
This requires an unyielding commitment to safety and each other, from all 150,000 people at Cargill. To ensure a safe and healthy workplace, we start with a foundation of proven programs that are consistent around the world, along with a set of five-year goals that are focused on continuous improvement in our safety performance.
Cargill developed the first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety. The robots are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, reducing stress to the animals by minimizing their proximity to human activity. Employees operate the robots from a catwalk located above the pens, reducing safety risks by keeping those who work in the cattle yard portion of processing plants at a greater distance from the 1300-pound animals.
“The robotic cattle driver developed by Cargill is a major innovation in the handling and
welfare of farm animals.”