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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 report, 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

Cargill and Cruyff Foundation build first Cruyff Court in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Cruyff Foundation, in collaboration with Cargill and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, has built a state-of-the-art Cruyff Court in Tema, Ghana, where sports and game activities will be deployed for children and young people.

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Educating children to help whole cocoa communities thrive

In cocoa-growing communities, investing in education pays dividends far beyond the classroom. When children go to school and adults get training, the surrounding communities benefit in myriad ways.

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‘If you want to go far, go together’: 10 ways this African proverb sums up a decade of progress for cocoa communities

Cargill’s global sustainability director for our cocoa and chocolate business reflects on 10 years of the Cargill Cocoa Promise.

Read Time: 5 minutes

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Making a difference in cocoa: A new crop of leaders graduates from the Coop Academy

With their diplomas in hand, recent graduates from Cargill’s on-the-job development program for cocoa cooperative managers are set to transform their businesses, bring sustainable products to world markets and help their communities prosper.

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CLAP program gives cocoa farmers land ownership documents and peace of mind

CLAP is a partnership between high-quality field data solutions provider Meridia, the Ivorian government, and cocoa industry companies like Cargill to help farmers gain clear land ownership documents – a process that can often be cumbersome and expensive.

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