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Sustainability

Our ambition is to have the most sustainable food supply chains in the world

From small family farms to global shipping lanes, Cargill works every day to implement new sustainable practices to reduce our impact on the planet and protect people.

Through our long history, we have seen agriculture be part of the solution to the world’s most urgent challenges. We know that we must address climate change and conserve water and forests, while meeting the rising demand for food. These are complex challenges, but we have overcome many obstacles to keep our food system resilient and we will continue. We feel a deep responsibility to protect the planet and its people, to ensure a cleaner, safer future for generations to come.

Our Priorities

We’ve set priorities that account for the diverse environmental, social and economic impacts of our business. Still, we realize that no company can take on these challenges on its own. Through connection and collaboration with farmers, our customers, and global and local communities, we believe our food system will remain resilient.

Our Goals

Our goals guide our efforts – ensuring we make progress in line with what the science says is needed to keep our planet healthy and people thriving.

Transparency and Governance

We believe accountability drives progress. Our sustainability goals are ambitious, but achievable – and we’ll hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency until we’ve accomplished them.

Pilar Cruz, Cargill’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Team member, oversees the company’s policies and programs to deliver against our global commitments. Progress is reported internally every quarter and externally once a year.  Our Board of Directors is also regularly briefed on our material ESG risks and opportunities, informed by feedback from our key stakeholders.

Our ESG Scorecard, reports, supply chain grievance dashboards and other public information can be found on our Reporting Hub

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Reporting Hub

At Cargill, we are committed to transparency – in our own operations and across our global supply chains. This reporting hub provides information on environmental, social and governance topics to demonstrate progress towards our sustainability commitments and our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Sustainability Features

Finding innovative and sustainable ways to feed the world

The world will be home to 10 billion people by 2050. This puts pressure on our industry to increase food production to nourish the population, but that can’t be at the expense of our natural resources.

The industry must evolve. At Cargill, we are purposefully bringing sustainable innovation to farmers and customers alike. Together we can tackle climate and food supply challenges never seen before.

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How bioindustrial asphalt additives make old asphalt young again

For most asphalt, there’s no such thing as retirement. Learn about asphalt additive and recycled asphalt.

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Supporting education and prosperity with six new schools in Ghana

Education is a vital pathway to future success for all children. It’s why Cargill invests in education across the communities where our global businesses operate, and cocoa is no different.

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Cocoa & Forests Initiative report shows progress in forest protection and restoration in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

When cocoa beans arrive at Cargill’s warehouse in the Afamu community of Ghana, they are weighed and assigned a barcode. That barcode corresponds to the unique ID code of the farmer selling the beans, and with it, Cargill has access to detailed information related to the farmer’s forest risks.

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Easter chocolate takes on new meaning with sustainability and innovation

As Easter approaches, children will soon delight in baskets filled with chocolate treats. What they might not realize is the journey chocolate makes from cocoa bean to chocolate eggs  is one that requires responsibility and innovation every step of the way.

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