Cargill's Human Rights Policy
Human rights are fundamental at Cargill. We are committed to respecting the human rights of all Cargill employees and those whose lives and livelihoods we touch. This commitment is rooted in Cargill’s Guiding Principles. As a business operating across diverse supply chains and regions, we have the ability – and responsibility – to address human rights issues. Our actions are driven by our values and our culture of putting people first, championing action and embracing our responsibility to protect people and planet.
Our Human Rights Policy confirms our commitment to respecting internationally recognized human rights and also sets out our approach to addressing our salient human rights issues. These are the most pressing human rights issues with the greatest risk to people in our operations and supply chains: forced labor; child labor; land rights; health and safety; fair wages and working hours; and worker voice.
We seek to identify and address negative impacts where they occur and remediate those we have caused or contributed to. We also work on prevention by tackling the root causes of human rights issues.
Our human rights work starts within our own operations and supply chains, and we expand our efforts into communities. This community-driven approach helps us address the root causes of our most pressing human rights issues. By building economic opportunity and wellbeing and empowering women and vulnerable groups of people, we are able to scale human rights efforts across communities, not just for today but for a more sustainable, responsible food andagriculture industry for future generations.
Our efforts do not stop when we mitigate human rights risk in one area or region – as we know our industry is constantly evolving and our human rights approach will also continue to evolve.
Our approach is based on externally recognized frameworks such as United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We are also a signatory company of the UN Global Compact.
Our Human Rights Work in Action
We prioritize our actions to address the most pressing human rights issues affecting our operations and supply chains. This includes approaches and actions that lead to positive change in the areas of child protection, responsible recruitment, working conditions, equity and women’s empowerment, and community wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to address the root causes of these issues and build economic opportunity.