Inclusion and Diversity in our Workforce
Developing a diverse workforce and a more balanced and inclusive culture, both within Cargill and across the industry
Cargill is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce across the company. We are building a more balanced and inclusive culture, whilst also driving progress across the maritime industry.
Cargill believes that diverse and agile teams make a stronger organization, one that better understands and serves our customers and the communities where we operate. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for our employees, one that incorporates a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This is crucial to our ability to attract and retain the very best people, and to our continued success in the market.
At industry level, despite progress in recent years, shipping still suffers from a notable gender imbalance. Lack of inclusion, sub-standard feelings about personal safety, gender stereotyping, low numbers of females occupying senior roles and distinct inequalities in pay are just some of the reasons that make a career in the maritime sector unappealing to females. Cargill is playing an active role to change this. We continue to implement a more balanaced and diverse recruitment process, we have started to benchmark our actions against our maritime industry peers, and we are mentoring our existing talent to build future leaders of Cargill and our industry.
Across the company, Cargill is working hard to accelerate the inclusion and diversity of our global workforce, ensuring everyone has an equitable opportunity to succeed. In 2016, Cargill signed the Paradigm for ParityTM coalition and we aspire to 50% Gender Parity in leadership positions by 2030. Cargill has debiased 1,000 job descriptions to make them gender neutral, added an Inclusive Leadership factor to our succession planning processes, and provided trainings on inclusive leadership learning/professional development, amongst many other actions.