Sustainability Cargill highlights commitment to food and agriculture

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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The company launched its 2018 annual report. The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world.

"Cargill operates today with greater agility and stronger integration to serve our customers' rapidly changing needs," write Chairman and CEO David MacLennan and CFO Marcel Smits in the report. "In the midst of significant uncertainty in the world, we are strengthening the connections that enable progress."

The report integrates Cargill’s financial and corporate responsibility performance, highlighting actions that are positioning the company, its customers and other partners for long-term success. In support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, the company has undertaken scalable commercial efforts to nourish the world, protect the planet and enrich communities.

This includes commitments to sustainable, safe nutrition; responsible production and land use; and improved farmer prosperity through training on sustainable agriculture practices and expanded market access.

The annual report provides insight into how the company built on the positive momentum from a year ago and how it is using new capabilities and partnerships to continue progress including:

  • Connect: Cargill released a secure block-chain solution that tracked supply chain data to help consumers learn what they purchased for their families.
  • Nourish: Cargill acquired Diamond V, a market leader in immune support technology, and invested in Delacon, the global leader in plant-based feed additives, to advance the frontiers of animal health.
  • Grow: More than 475,000 farmers benefited this year from Cargill’s training in sustainable agricultural practices. And an expanding sustainability pilot in Canada led by the company is connecting beef customers with unprecedented information on how cattle are raised and processed. This includes for the first time using the criteria developed by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
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