Cargill statement on the Occasion of the United Nations’ Third High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases
September 27, 2018
Cargill commends Secretary General Miroslav Lajčák and the General Assembly for its leadership in convening the Third High-level Meeting (HLM) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). The HLM marks an important milestone in the global effort to increase awareness and galvanize collective action toward the UN’s target of a one-third reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. Achieving this goal will require greater direct engagement and investment by governments, civil society, and the private sector, as underscored by the 2018 Political Declaration. Working together, we can accelerate progress towards this goal by embracing collaborative models that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, build trust, and recognize the shared benefits of success.
As a global producer and supplier of food, Cargill takes seriously our purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. We believe in the power of bringing together people, ideas, and resources to help solve complex issues. NCDs threaten global development and affect the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. Nearly every family, community, and workplace is affected, and many of these illnesses are preventable. Cargill is applying its expertise in supply chains, digital technology, and food innovation to deliver scalable, sustainable solutions that improve nutrition and contribute to the well-being of all people. We will continue to collaborate with governments, civil society and industry to advance this goal.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to customers worldwide and is committed to helping the world thrive. Our company has 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are dedicated to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact, and improving the communities where they live and work.