Cargill’s drive toward sustainable and responsible supply chains a focus of its corporate responsibility efforts in past year
Cargill releases its 2013 corporate responsibility report; fiscal 2013 charitable contributions $69 million
MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill today released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report entitled “Responsibility Across Many Dimensions.” It features Cargill’s actions to meet and exceed the expectations of its stakeholders by conducting business with integrity, operating responsible supply chains, working to feed the world and enriching our communities. An expanded version of the report is available at cargill.com.
“Cargill’s vision to be the global leader in nourishing people gives a framework to all our actions. Whether it is storing crops and minimizing spoilage; championing the use of practices that protect the environment; responsibly sourcing commodities; developing supply chains that respect people and human rights; or living up to the ethical standard we have set for ourselves -- these are just a few examples of Cargill’s responsibility across many dimensions,” said Greg Page, Cargill chairman and chief executive officer. “Expectations are rising, and we are responding by making our company more accessible and helping others understand not only what we do, but how we do it.”
Across its supply chains, Cargill collaborates with partners to tackle economic, environmental and social challenges. Included in the report is information on the company’s efforts to advance sustainable agriculture; its commitment to responsible production of cocoa, soy and palm; how it helps advance global food safety practices; and its work with smallholder farmers to improve productivity and incomes, to name a few.
Cargill’s actions to create a more food-secure world also are featured in the report. Included are examples of the company’s global investments to increase food production; its efforts to help farmers increase yields and build agricultural capacity; and its work to combat hunger and malnutrition, and expand access to safe, affordable food.
In fiscal 2013, Cargill contributed $69 million to communities in 53 countries in support of food security, education and the environment. Cargill employee volunteers logged more than 250,000 hours helping their communities respond to natural disasters; stock food shelves; build schools; and participate in environmental stewardship projects, among many examples.
The Cargill 2013 Annual Report also is available today. Entitled Results Across Many Dimensions, it discusses what it means to deliver results in a world of interconnected challenges and rising expectations.
Susan Eich, Cargill, 952-742-6245
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 140,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its news center.