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We are proud to share Cargill’s global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, summarizing our ESG programs and performance across our company for fiscal year 2023.¹

Message from our CEO and CSO

When it comes to urgent challenges facing people and the plant, Cargill’s connections across the food system give us the opportunity – and responsibility – to deliver meaningful solutions.

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Fiscal year 2023 highlights

Together, we’re delivering impact with purpose and partnership. From reducing emissions across our operations to scaling regenerative agriculture, here are just a few of the highlights our global team delivered this year.

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ESG scorecard: Fiscal year 2023

We have set science-based targets and invested in bold action to deliver on our ambition. We are committed to reporting progress against those goals, and to expanding transparency about the impacts of our operations, products and services, and supply chains around the world.

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Reporting hub

Visit our reporting hub to access additional information and reports on ESG topics that demonstrate progress towards our sustainability commitments.

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2023 highlights

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$78 million invested in efficiency and sustainability projects within our operations

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10.97% reduction of Scope 1 & 2 emissions from 2017 baseline

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More than 9 billion liters of water restored

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More than 870,000 farmer trainings delivered in 2023

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Distributed more than $115.5 million to our partners and local communities

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Provided more than 20 million meals globally through our corporate giving efforts

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Advanced regenerative agriculture practices on 880,000 acres of North American farmland since 2020

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Improved nutrition and economic livelihood of more than 21 million people through Hatching Hope since inception in 2018

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Increased representation of women in leadership to 34.8%

Focus areas




As our climate continues to change, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our food system needs to change along with it. From our place at the heart of the agricultural supply chain, Cargill is uniquely positioned to lead the transformation of our food and agriculture system to address the challenge.

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Land and water

Protecting our planet’s natural resources, including land and water, enables food and agricultural production to remain resilient in the face of climate change and resource scarcity. Cargill is working across its global supply chains to drive systemic change across the industry to make agricultural production more sustainable and resilient.

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At the heart of our sustainability strategy are the people who help nourish the world – our employees, farmers, customers, and agricultural communities. They are the reason behind our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive, and resilient food system – one that creates income and opportunity for the people who make it all possible.

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Delivering impact

As a key connector of the food system, Cargill has a unique ability to drive sustainable impact at scale – from farm to fork. This chapter highlights examples of how we’re delivering that impact across our focus areas of Climate, Land and Water, and People.

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Responsible business

Community impact

Cargill has deep roots in the communities in which we live and work. Our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive, and resilient food system include supporting local communities around the world, leveraging the strength of our partnerships, expertise, and resources.

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Ethics and Compliance

Cargill is committed to doing business in an ethical manner. Our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities count on us to uphold this commitment, and we know that Cargill’s continued success depends on it.

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Advancing sustainable land use

Visit Together on This Earth for an interactive exploration of Cargill's approach to sustainable land use. This site reflects our desire to give voice to the complexity of the issue of sustainably feeding a growing population.


¹ All information covers Cargill’s fiscal year 2023 (June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023), unless otherwise noted.