by Claudine Galloway SOURCE: General Mills
DESCRIPTION:Picture this: It was a brisk, sunny January day in Davos, Switzerland in 2007. Ken Powell, former CEO of General Mills, was attending the World Economic Forum when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, challenged Powell and General Mills to help the world’s hungry.
Powell’s answer, ultimately, was to harness what we knew about food and connect with Africa’s small and growing #Food ...
by Tom Vandyck SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:For a week this summer, 67 bright young #Students from six countries around the world gathered at Cargill’s offices in Amsterdam for a leadership seminar that would prepare them to be future #Leaders and decision-makers in the world of #Food and agriculture.
The Cargill Global Scholars come from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and the United States. Every year, ten promising #Students from each country are selected for a two-year program ...
The CSR Asia Summit 2017 includes a stream of interactive sessions on human trafficking, supply chains and human rights. SOURCE: CSR Asia
DESCRIPTION:BANGKOK, August 24th, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CSR Asia Summit 2017, the annual leading #Conference on #Corporate social responsibility in Asia, will take place next month in Bangkok. Covering 22 topical and emerging #Sustainability themes, the Summit includes a focus on human trafficking which will be led by subject experts and #Business leaders.
by Tom Wadlow SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:Global #Food trading giant Cargill has reported on progress towards various CSR goals after posting enormous revenues for 2017.
Building on strong earnings in the latest fiscal year, which saw the company turn over $109bn, Cargill is working to continue growing its #Business and #Corporate Responsibility impact.
"We are proud of the momentum we have generated this year and look forward to continued progress as we help build the #Food system of the future," said ...
Annual Report 2017 SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:In 2015, Cargill set five-year goals to improve our use of #Energy and natural resources. By 2020, we're committed to sourcing 18 percent of our #Energy portfolio for #Renewable sources, up from 14.4 percent today. We are also committed to improving #Energy efficiency, freshwater efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity by 2020. See the video for a look at our progress so far.
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The 2017 annual report, Momentum, is available online ...
Building on strong earnings in fiscal 2017, Cargill is working to continue growing its #Business and #Corporate Responsibility impact. The company's 2017 annual report, launched today, outlines its #Business#growth and #Community impact.
DESCRIPTION:New forces are shaping the future of food. Investors, scientists and #Food makers recently gathered at the Future of Food-Tech summit in New York City to talk about what’s behind the trends in #Food#innovation and investment. Several Cargill researchers and marketers attended the summit and reported back what they observed.
1. Personalization is key. From meal delivery services that customize menus for dietary needs, to companies that create products ...
Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein's Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety. Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.
DESCRIPTION: HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety. Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.
“We are replacing equipment that has served us well for ...
A Q&A with Pawan Agarwal, CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:What are some of the challenges facing India from a #Food#Safety perspective?
India is a large country with a population of 1.3 billion. About 200 million suffer people from various forms of malnutrition and under-nutrition, and about 150 million suffer from foodborne diseases and infections every year. The Indian consumer is buying his or her #Food from a variety of ...
Delacon, the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives, and Cargill have agreed to a strategic partnership that will advance the market presence of natural, plant-based feed additives on a global scale, and meet changing consumer preferences of what animals are fed and how #Food is produced. The deal includes a minority equity investment from Cargill. Terms were not disclosed.
Global agriculture, #Food and nutrition company Cargill launched a new agreement to supply FareShare, a U.K.-based organization fighting hunger by tackling #Food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. The agreement will help FareShare grow its capacity to redistribute even more #Food to #Communities in need in the South West of England.
by Rachel Grant-Brown and Isabel Dimitrov SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:For three days, Emma Mogodi learned how to crawl through smoke to #Safety during a fire, how to help a patient breathe while waiting for an ambulance, how to handle wounds and bleeding, how a burning victim should stop, drop and roll.
She manages a school and child care center just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Now, should the unthinkable happen, she wrote, “I’ll be able to help them.”
Emma was among ...
DESCRIPTION:Learn why Cargill Cares has built more than 75 #Community schools in Vietnam, providing a strong foundation for thousands of Vietnamese #Students to #Change their lives through #education and build a bright future.
To learn more about Cargill’s #Corporate social responsibility efforts, please sign up for the Cargill in Action newsletter.
About CargillCargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with ...
Cargill CEO David MacLennan is one of the #Business#Leaders signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a collaboration between more than 150 CEOs pledging to make their companies places where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and employees feel empowered to discuss inclusion and diversity.
“A focus on #Diversity is good for business” SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION: MINNEAPOLIS, June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill CEO David MacLennan is one of the #Business#Leaders signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a collaboration between more than 150 CEOs pledging to make their companies places where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and employees feel empowered to discuss inclusion and diversity.
The initiative was launched today with CEOs ...
$4 million, three-year grant will support Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) STEM and college readiness programs and AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in MPS high schools SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — As the school year wraps up, local partners are looking ahead with a focus on practical solutions to help close the achievement gap and prepare the future workforce.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and AchieveMpls, in partnership with the Cargill ...
Cargill, in collaboration with the international nonprofit Solidaridad and the Colombian-based international trading company, C.I. Biocosta S.A., announced today a new palm #oil smallholder #Sustainability program in Colombia aimed at improving agricultural practices and farmer livelihoods. The two-year effort will strengthen operations in cooperation with more than 480 palm farmers through #Training and technical assistance.
by Rebecca Cain, Chief Reporter SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:A group of Cargill employees collected 20 bags of litter from the brook near their place of work.
The Big Tidy Up took place along Yazor Brook in Hereford and then continued on to Red Barn Drive, Grandstand Road, Widemarsh Common, Yazor Brook cycle path and Yazor Road.They also put up bird and bat boxes, sparrow houses and bee shelters and sowed wild flower seeds.
The team collected 20 bags of litter during a Saturday which ...
Cargill partners with school districts across America to expand menu options and boost nutrition SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:by Marino Eccher
Start with scrambled eggs. Add a smorgasbord of potential fixings – diced peppers, onions, ham, crumbled sausage, shredded cheese – and a handful of sauces ranging from barbecue to soy. Spend 10 minutes mixing it all together and you might impress Charlie, an eighth grader at Indian Hills Junior High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.
On track to build four more schools by the end of 2017 and meet #Commitment of building 100 schools in Vietnam by 2020 SOURCE: Cargill
Cargill opened its 80th school in Vietnam on March 17, 2017, edging closer to its goal of building 100 schools in the country by 2020. The new school, Tra Thi Cut elementary school, situated in the Ben Tre Province (Binh Dai District, Thanh Phuoc Commune, Tan An Hamlet) will provide elementary #education to 100 #Students in a conducive and safe ...
by Liz Fedor SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:After earning her MBA from the University of Michigan, Pilar Cruz joined Cargill in 2002 instead of returning to a banking position in her native Colombia. She has risen through the #Management ranks at Cargill and held leadership positions for the company in Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and England.
Now she is a vice president and a role model for other women of color at Cargill. Seated in a glass-enclosed meeting room that overlooks Cargill’s ...
In response to the fast-moving wildfires that consumed more than 1,000 square miles (650,000 acres) of rural Kansas, Cargill's Wichita-based North America protein #Business is donating $50,000 in new fencing #Materials to ranchers in the Ashland area of Western Kansas.
Marking International Women's Day, CARE and Cargill today announced a renewed three-year, $7 million #Commitment to improve 1 million lives by 2020, many of them women in rural #Communities around the globe.
by David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION: March 8 marks International Women’s Day. At Cargill, we’re not letting that date pass unnoticed. In fact, we recently made a major #Commitment to advancing women in our ranks. In December, Cargill became one of the 27 founding signatories of Paradigm for Parity, pledging to achieve gender parity in #Management by 2030. That’s why today I am sharing this space with two extraordinary women, ...
Cargill, one of the world's largest #Food and #agriculture companies, and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), a leader in child protection in cocoa growing, have partnered to expand their joint actions on child labour in Côte d'Ivoire. Scaling up a relationship that has been ongoing since 2002, the two organizations are now establishing a monitoring system in Cargill's cocoa supply chain to identify and protect children, especially those involved in child labour.
In an ongoing effort to better meet the needs of industry, customers, employees and job candidates, Cargill today announced the launch of its redesigned website Cargill.com. The site now features a mobile-responsive design and integrates content from many separate websites into one online destination, making Cargill's collective knowledge, products, and services accessible to more than 3.2 million unique visitors annually from more than 190 countries. It also offers an elevated focus on ...
Partnering with local non-profits, Wayzata-based food, #agriculture and nutrition company Cargill is investing in improving the way Minneapolis #kids eat, learn and learn to eat well. In addition to funding #education programs, the Cargill Foundation contributed more than $1.9 million in grants in 2016 to improve access to nutritious #Food and nutrition #education for more than 300,000 children ages 2-12 in the Twin Cities.
Cargill demonstrated an intensified #Commitment to #innovation in food, nutrition and #Food#Safety during the final two months of 2016. The company opened two major R&D facilities in November and December-one in North America and one in China-focused on continuous improvement and investing in the future of #Food to meet shifting consumer expectations. These two new centers join regional #Food research and #innovation centers in Campinas, Brazil; Vilvoorde, Belgium; Beijing, China; and Wichita, Kan., ...
Investment in food, nutrition and #Food#Safety will help customers anticipate market forces and shifting consumer values SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:MINNEAPOLIS, January 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Cargill demonstrated an intensified #Commitment to #innovation in food, nutrition and #Food#Safety during the final two months of 2016. The company opened two major R&D facilities in November and December—one in North America and one in China—focused on continuous improvement and investing in the ...
Today, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, announced a $3 million grant from Cargill to provide children and families with nutrition solutions. This three year gift will help #Food banks provide nourishing meals to people in need by increasing access to fruits and vegetables, providing nutrition education, investing in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding #Food#Safety measures to ensure the highest qualities of #Food distribution.
Cargill CEO and Chairman David MacLennan today joined a diverse group of current and former CEOs and #Business#Leaders in launching the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition, an organization committed to achieving gender parity across all levels of #Corporate leadership by 2030.
Company joins 27 CEOs signing on to a five-step #Action plan SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:MINNEAPOLIS, December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Cargill CEO and Chairman David MacLennan today joined a diverse group of current and former CEOs and #Business#Leaders in launching the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition, an organization committed to achieving gender parity across all levels of #Corporate leadership by 2030.
“Cargill is proud to be among the first to sign on to the Paradigm for Parity,” ...
By Rachel Grant-Brown SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:Students Rachana Halasabele and Alessia Xu from The University of Manchester in the UK recently triumphed with their innovative and practical winning solution to a real-life #Industry problem set by Cargill’s ethanol experts at their starches and sweeteners plant in Trafford Park, Manchester. The UK-wide competition, open to all Universities, is the first of its kind for Cargill in the UK and awarded the winning second year #Students with a ...
By Scott Bowen SOURCE: Cargill
DESCRIPTION:With childhood obesity rates skyrocketing, a group of educators and officials in 2002 decided to enlist the community’s help. Underscoring then U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s declaration that American obesity had become an epidemic, they created the public-private partnership Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK).
AFHK’s founders, including Satcher, agreed that “talk was cheap, and it was time to get something started on the ground ...