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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

Trees, land, water: How our employees give back to our planet

See how Cargill employees are volunteering around the world to care for our planet and bring our sustainability priorities to life.

Read Time: 4 minutes


Protecting forests in West Africa: This is how we do it!

Cookstoves, bees, village savings and loan associations, and agroforestry help create a more sustainable cocoa supply chain.


3 ways agriculture helps to protect our planet

Learn how we’re using agricultural practices that have a positive impact on our environment.

Read Time: 4 minutes


5 reasons why clean water is important

Did you know that more than 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? Here’s why that matters for everyone.

Read Time: 5 minutes


SXSW: Why wind is the future of zero-carbon ocean shipping

Jan Dieleman, Cargill’s ocean transportation leader, discusses how we can use wind to power a more sustainable maritime industry.

Read Time: 20 minutes


The bioeconomy: What it is and why it matters in food and agriculture

Learn how Cargill is innovating to bring the bioeconomy to life across food and agriculture.

Read Time: 6 minutes

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