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Sustainable Supply Chains

Advancing supply chain sustainability through traceability, transparency, training and technology

Our belief

Our focus on people and the planet comes to life through the products and services we provide to customers around the world – products that end up in homes, grocery stores and restaurants worldwide. Whether that’s a more traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain, freight options that generate less greenhouse gas emissions or technology offerings that enable farmers to reduce their use of fertilizers and other inputs, we’re bringing sustainability to life in everything we do.

Our role

We are building connected supply chains, bringing together people from farm to fork to ensure we’re nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Alongside farmers, ranchers and customers, we are creating innovative solutions with technology, training and tools that strengthen sustainability and are delivered through the food and services we provide.

Our actions

We improve efficiencies all along each of the supply chains supporting our diverse businesses in order to increase productivity and expand market access while ensuring protection of natural resources, supporting animal welfare and keeping people safe. We partner directly with customers, NGO partners and industry trade groups to advance sustainability around the world.

In this section

Each supply chain is unique, and Cargill leverages its size, expertise and supply chain capabilities in a variety of ways to create a more sustainable, food-secure future.

Transforming materials into sustainable products

The raw materials from those supply chains are transformed into Cargill products and services.


Origination, processing, marketing and distribution services

Animal Nutrition

Providing better nutrition for better lives with animal nutrition solutions that help producers feed a growing world.


Natural raw materials, nature-derived ingredients and innovation services for personal care products


Nature-derived chemistries to increase performance and profitability for industrial applications

Food & Beverage

Ingredients, resources, and expertise for creating successful food and beverage products


To stay competitive in today’s foodservice industry, you need a partner who understands your business challenges – as well as the constantly changing tastes of your customer. Our trusted foodservice products can help your business thrive and grow, from better-for-you items that achieve nutrition goals, to indulgent items that build customer loyalty and frequency.


Salt and deicing solutions, metal and steel trading

Meat & Poultry

We provide food producers, retailers and foodservice operators with wholesome meat and poultry products all around the globe. 


Nature-based excipients and active ingredients for a range of pharmaceutical products


Deep expertise in transporting bulk commodities and finished products

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On the Issues

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As a global company we are mindful of our impacts in the word. The following topics should foster understanding of our efforts.

Cargill and McDonald’s verify sustainable beef in Canada


A McDonald’s pilot project in Canada has successfully tracked nearly 9,000 head of cattle from birth to beef through a fully verified supply chain, resulting in the equivalent of 2.4 million beef patties for McDonald’s Canada.