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Cargill and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Cargill supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working to nourish the world, protect the planet and enrich communities, we know business plays an important role in advancing the Global Goals, which aim to end poverty, address climate change and ensure prosperity for all.

Sustainable Development GoalsIn September 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These global goals lay out a 15-year agenda to “mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change.” In formulating the SDGs, the U.N. acknowledged “the role of the diverse private sector, ranging from micro-enterprises to cooperatives to multinationals” in supporting the Goals. Cargill is committed to using its global reach within the agriculture, food and nutrition sector to help achieve the SDGs.

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Cargill and Cruyff Foundation build first Cruyff Court in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Cruyff Foundation, in collaboration with Cargill and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, has built a state-of-the-art Cruyff Court in Tema, Ghana, where sports and game activities will be deployed for children and young people.

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Educating children to help whole cocoa communities thrive

In cocoa-growing communities, investing in education pays dividends far beyond the classroom. When children go to school and adults get training, the surrounding communities benefit in myriad ways.

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Making a difference in cocoa: A new crop of leaders graduates from the Coop Academy

With their diplomas in hand, recent graduates from Cargill’s on-the-job development program for cocoa cooperative managers are set to transform their businesses, bring sustainable products to world markets and help their communities prosper.

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CLAP program gives cocoa farmers land ownership documents and peace of mind

CLAP is a partnership between high-quality field data solutions provider Meridia, the Ivorian government, and cocoa industry companies like Cargill to help farmers gain clear land ownership documents – a process that can often be cumbersome and expensive.

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Find out how Cargill continues to drive cocoa sector transformation in our latest sustainability report

The understanding of sustainability topics in the cocoa and chocolate sector continues to rapidly evolve. That’s the clear message from everyone involved in the sector, from farmer organizations to NGOs to governments in both producing and consuming countries. 

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Making progress in solving a complex equation

Protecting, regenerating and conserving our planet’s resources is a complex equation which requires many different approaches, tools and partnerships – all woven together.

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