Sustainable Soy Transparency
Reporting and communicating our progress against our sustainability goals
Our commitment to reporting
Cargill is committed to transparency – in our own operations and across our global supply chains, reporting progress in its annual ESG Report where our South America soy supply chain has a dedicated chapter. In addition, we will continue publishing regular updates about our progress against our sustainability goals.
South American Sustainability Soy Dashboard 2022
Our South American soy business sources in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Uruguay. The business stores, processes, and ships soybeans and other soy products to customers in the region and around the world.
All figures below are for the calendar year 2022 and are for soy purchased and handled by our local sourcing businesses in each country, unless stated otherwise. This data was audited internally in April 2023.
How and why we block farms
Our strong system of controls helps ensure the integrity of our direct soy supply chain in Brazil. Every day, our automated system consults lists managed by various agencies and organizations. When a farming operation appears on one of these lists, it is blocked so it is not eligible to sell soy to us.
We also block other farms registered to the same person or entity in the state, as well as those owned by family members and those with whom they have a commercial relationship. These affiliated farms cannot be unblocked until we conduct a thorough analysis to help ensure that soy from the violating farm is not being rerouted and sold to us through the affiliated operation. All these unblocked farms are re-evaluated each new crop season to confirm they are still complying.
Previous Progress Updates
- South American Soy 2020 mid-year update – English, French, Portuguese
- South American Soy Progress Report 2019