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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

Child labor is a complex problem. Here’s how we’re addressing it.

We’re partnering with a plethora of stakeholders to make an impact against child labor.

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Find out how Cargill continues to drive cocoa sector transformation in our latest sustainability report

The understanding of sustainability topics in the cocoa and chocolate sector continues to rapidly evolve. That’s the clear message from everyone involved in the sector, from farmer organizations to NGOs to governments in both producing and consuming countries. 

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Can forests and farming co-exist? Yes, Cargill says in commitment to increase sustainable agriculture and protect forests in Brazil.

Through innovative programs, Cargill supports Brazilian farmers like Joel in protecting native vegetation — today and for generations to come.

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Making progress in solving a complex equation

Protecting, regenerating and conserving our planet’s resources is a complex equation which requires many different approaches, tools and partnerships – all woven together.

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Agroforestry keeps forests and cocoa-growing communities strong together

Cargill and PUR Projet have been collaborating for the past three years to help advance agroforestry concepts in communities such as Bossoha in Côte d’Ivoire.

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‘We’re looking for an open door where they have been closed in the past.’

Cargill partners with Black farmers to build a more equitable future in agriculture

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