Inclusion and Diversity in our Workforce
Taking steps to attract diverse candidates, because diversity of all kinds adds depth of perspective to any team
Cargill is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce across the company. Our ocean transportation business is actively working to attract diverse candidate slates that include more women and under-represented minorities, and to welcome these people into an inclusive work environment.
As a truly global company operating in 70 countries with around 155,000 employees, Cargill recognizes that diverse teams make a stronger organization, one that can better understand and serve our customers and the communities where we operate. We strive to create a safe and inclusive work environment that incorporates a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
In 2017, we set our aspirations for increasing the diversity across our workforce and at leadership levels. We are encouraged by the progress we are making in a number of areas to improve gender diversity, including increasing the diversity of our recruitment slates and mentoring employees. We expect these efforts to improve workforce diversify results in future years, recognizing that fundamental changes in thinking and actions across our industry and our business take time.
We are steadily working to put the necessary initiatives into place, but recognize that we still need to improve so as to fulfill our long-term ambitions and aspirational goals in this field.
- Achieve a 10% increase in female representation in leadership roles globally by 2020 compared to 2015 baseline.
You can read more about our efforts to progress in diversity and inclusion in our 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report.