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Our Year in Numbers



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invested in strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, and new and existing facilities


Food security and nutrition

  • Donated $18.8 million to hunger relief and nutrition education efforts globally
  • Collaborated with the Global Foodbanking Network to help support food banks as they provided more than 57 million meals to people in 20 countries

Human rights and inclusion

  • Published a new human rights commitment
  • Women comprised 29% of our leadership positions globally, as we aspire to achieve gender parity by 2030 as a member of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition

Farmer prosperity

  • Trained more than 1.6 million farmers in sustainable agricultural practices, bringing our total since 2017 to more than 2.3 million as we work toward our goal of reaching 10 million farmers by 2030

Employee safety

  • Reduced the number of serious injuries by more than 60% since 2017, demonstrating the effectiveness of our companywide safety programs

Enriching communities

  • Provided $61.3 million in total charitable contributions across 56 countries
  • Invested $15.1 million in education programs worldwide

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Land use

  • Enhanced our forest policy, strengthening our commitment to transform our agricultural supply chains to be deforestation-free through prioritized policies and time-bound action plans
  • Initiated a new partnership with The Soil Health Institute to assess and promote the benefits of soil health management systems in North America

Water resources

  • Conducted water risk assessments across our operations and supply chains, which will inform our development of a new context-based water program

Climate change

  • Managed a slight increase in our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to changes in our product mix and an increasing share of more energy intensive products; continued to work toward our goal of reducing emissions by 10% against a 2017 baseline by 2025

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  • Reduced the CO2 per cargo-ton-mile of our time-chartered ocean shipping fleet by 12.1% against a 2016 baseline, with the target of reaching 15% by 2020




  • Mapped the farms of 110,000 cocoa farmers globally, representing 48% of our direct supply chain
  • Maintained 100% traceability to the mill in all key palm oil destination markets and continued work toward a 100% traceable, transparent and sustainable palm oil supply chain, with 92% of volumes traceable to the mill and 42% traceable to the plantation

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  • Introduced a South America Sustainable Soy Policy and corresponding action plan to protect forests and native vegetation in the region
  • Sourced 48% of our cocoa bean volumes as third-party certified sustainable

Training and technology

  • Certified 3,019 smallholder farmers by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Indonesia
  • Provided one-on-one training to more than 121,000 cocoa farmers globally on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)


Unless otherwise noted, all figures in this report are for Cargill's fiscal year 2019, ended May 31, 2019.


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