2021 Highlights
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+ de R$ 100 billion

in operating revenue

+ de R$ 1 billion

invested in Brazil

231 farms (totaling almost 1.2 million hectares) participating in the ‘3S’ Program that offers technical assistance and supports the soybean farmers offering them the chance to improve their social, environmental, management and production indicators

Inauguration of
the pectin plant
in September, using thermal power drawn entirely from
biomass and biogas

Investment of
U$ 30 million
to kick start the Land Innovation Fund for Sustainable Livelihoods, created to protect South American ecosystems

from the CEO

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Paulo Sousa

CEO of Cargill in Brazil

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Global priorities and

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  • To reduce emissions amongst our direct suppliers and extended chain by 30% per ton of product by 2030
  • To reduce our absolute emissions by 10% by 2025
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  • To transform our supply chains in order to free them from deforestation and conversion by 2030.
  • To develop the sustainable management of water in our operations by 2030
  • To implement our Water Stewardship program in all our 81 priority units¹
  • To restore 600 billion liters of water to our priority drainage basins
  • To improve access to drinking water in 25 priority drainage basins
  • To reduce water pollutants in our priority drainage basins by 5,000 tons
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  • To improve the means of subsistence of 10 million farmers by 2030
  • To promote and respect human rights

¹ Water stress and the use of water were used to select Cargill’s 81 priority units. Together, they are responsible for more than 80% of our total operational use of water.

in Brazil

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Cargill in Brazil

Putting people first

Putting people first is one of our values. Over the course of 2021, this was continually put into practice:

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  • We intensified our communication in order to maintain the measures implemented for prevention of Covid-19, reviewed and updated our protocols for the manufacturing units, and developed communication campaigns encouraging vaccination
  • We developed actions to raise awareness of mental health amongst our employees
  • We continued to offer the Cargill Cares Support Fund, created in 2020 to offer financial support in cases of need
  • We created a stress management program for our senior management, thus providing our leaders with the opportunity to take better care of themselves and their teams
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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

We seek to establish an environment that allows everyone to feel valued, respected and have opportunities for development.

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We carry out actions in four strategic pillars:

  • Race and ethnicity
  • LGBTQIA+ community
  • Disabled persons
  • Gender equality
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Social strategy

In 2021, our social responsibility area underwent a formal process for a complete review of its processes and methodologies.

We identified the family farmer as the one public that is common to all our operating sectors, and developed a program that seeks to generate both work and income for this group, which is to be implemented everywhere we are present.

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1.347 volunteers and
101 Volunteer Committees

50.000 people directly
benefited in 129 municipalities

3,6million access
on social media platforms


The Foundation underwent a process of transformation in 2021, in the form of strategic planning. As a result, certain new pillars of activity were identified and a system was structured for the monitoring of the impacts of the projects undertaken, using indicators that are common to the area of corporate responsibility, to understand the sum of the efforts performed.

Take a look at some examples of our social activities

How we operate
in Brazil

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We support the development of sustainable agricultural practices

Our presence in the field is designed to provide the support necessary for the farmers to succeed whilst, at the same time, we have the most sustainable supply chains in the world.

Take a look at the highlights of 2021 in some of our chains:

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  • Mapping with polygons of farms for monitoring
  • ‘3S’ - a soybean sustainability program developed by Cargill
  • 'Agro Plus Program’ - providing support for farmers’ development


  • 'Farmforce’ pilot project - an app developed by Cargill for tracking raw materials
  • 'Cacau Fértil’ - a study of soil fertility and nutrition of the crops
  • ‘Entrepreneurship School for the Women of Xingu’ project
  • encouraging farmers to obtain sustainability certifications


  • Advances in the certification of our plants in relation to the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) criteria.


  • Start to finish monitoring of the production of the tomatoes acquired

We transform raw materials into finished products

We provide insights for our partners

We supply raw materials for agricultural production

In order to meet the needs of the agricultural, food, bio-industrial animal nutrition segments to the very highest of standards, our processes are performed with the utmost care. They involve safety in the operations and in our products, the relationship with our suppliers, our pursuit of productivity, efficiency and socio-environmental responsibility.


In 2021, we developed 12 programs covering aspects relating to the safety of people, our processes and the environment. We also implemented a pre-qualification stage, prior to bidding, for any service related to activities identified as being of high-risk in our operations.

Industry 4.0

We began our Smart Manufacturing program, with the installation of advanced sensors and analysis systems. The result allows for analyses of historical data to be performed and for operational parameters to be identified, leading to better results, with the models being made available to the operating team, in the form of monitors and dashboards, with a view to the digitization being repeated more frequently.

Pectin plant

In September, operations started at our factory focused on pectin production. The plant consumes thermal energy that is entirely generated from biomass and biogas (arising from the treatment of the effluents created at the plant itself) and involves a number of integrated energy systems.

The environment in our operations

We are committed to the sustainable management of the resources used in our operations and we work on various fronts to achieve our global sustainability targets.

Take a look at the most important actions pursued in 2021 relating to
hydro-resources and climate change and emissions.

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We aim to predict and meet our clients’ needs

Our clients include companies and multinationals from the agricultural sector, from the food and beverage industry, rural producers, cattle farmers, bar and restaurant chains, handmade chocolate manufacturers, as well as supplying the end consumer with our own line of products. Here are some of the principal activities pursued in 2021:

Follow the main initiatives carried out in 2021:

Agricultural segment

  • Implementation of the ‘Cargill Frame’, a digital platform that streamlines the pricing process performed by our clients
  • Provision of a chatbot, enabling access to information such as addresses and safety instructions pertaining to our units
  • A GPS portal, providing the client with data concerning their main commercial operations with Cargill

Animal nutrition

  • Renewal of our portfolio in the poultry, pork, and dairy and beef cattle markets, with eleven product launches.
  • Creation of a sustainability committee designed to propose actions and monitor the initiatives developed


  • Launch of the Biovero® line of plasticisers, a substance used in flexible PVC applications, such as flooring, paving, tarpaulins and synthetic leathers, plastic films, wiring and cables.

Food and beverage and food service businesses

  • A new integrated strategy designed to serve our corporate clients
  • Launch of the website www.cargillfoodservice.com.br and of the Pomodoro tomato sauce in a 1.02kg package
  • New line of the ‘Genuine’ chocolate frosting in the form of coins.

Final consumer

  • Creation of Instagram channels for the Liza, Pomarola and Elefante brands, attracting hundreds of millions of views.
  • Launch of products such as Purilev Abacate (avocado oil), Liza Algodão (cottonseed oil) and Elefante Só Tomates (tomato puree).

10 years of 'Ação Renove o Meio Ambiente' ('Renew the Environment Action')

the biggest cooking oil reverse logistics program in Brazil

6,9 million

liters of cooking oil recycled


oil disposal points throughout the country, located in 17 states and 214 cities

+450 schools