Cargill’s 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report Showcases the Company’s Progress to Deliver Positive Impact on Climate, Land and Water, and People


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When it comes to urgent challenges facing people and the plant, Cargill’s connections across the food system gives the company the opportunity – and responsibility – to deliver meaningful solutions.

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Published today, Cargill’s Fiscal Year 2023 ESG Report details the company’s progress towards its sustainability commitments and showcases the work being done on the ground to drive even greater positive global impact across operations, supply chains and communities. Cargill’s sustainability strategy is intentionally designed to deliver on the company’s purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, by creating products, partnerships and programs in the prioritized areas of Climate, Land and Water and People.

When it comes to urgent challenges facing people and the planet, Cargill’s connections across the food system give us the opportunity – and responsibility – to deliver meaningful solutions,” said Brian Sikes, President and Chief Executive Officer at Cargill. “The problem-solving potential of agriculture has always been essential in nourishing people, supporting the livelihoods of farmers and food workers, and unlocking opportunities for growth. Leading with our values, Cargill is working to help achieve zero hunger, decarbonize our industries, protect and restore natural resources, and ultimately improve people’s lives.”

In everything the company does, it aims to put people first, do the right thing and reach higher. The impact and progress in this year’s report demonstrate those values in action. Highlights of Cargill’s progress include:

  • Investing $78 million in efficiency and sustainability projects within Cargill’s operations.
  • Reducing emissions from its operations by 10.97%, achieving its 2025 goal of reducing operations from its emissions by 10% against a 2017 baseline.
  • Advancing regenerative agriculture practices on 880,000 acres of North American agricultural land since 2020.
  • Restoring more than 9 billion liters of water in fiscal year 2023.
  • Distributing more than $115 million to support partners and local communities, and together, providing more than 20 million meals globally in fiscal year 2023.

It’s the power of partnership that’s fueling our progress. Trusted relationships with our customers, food producers and stakeholders empower Cargill to deliver greater impact than any of us can alone,” said Pilar Cruz, Chief Sustainability Officer at Cargill. “We all have a role to play in reimagining what’s possible in food and agriculture. We know that Cargill’s values in action can add still greater value—for the climate, land and water, and the people around the world whose nourishment depends on it. And we are committed, as ever, to getting it done.”

Read Cargill’s full 2023 ESG report, including detailed progress in each core supply chain, at:

About Cargill

Cargill helps the world’s food system work for you. We connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients and families with daily essentials—from the foods they eat to the floors they walk on. Our 160,000 team members around the world innovate with purpose, empowering our partners and communities as we work to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, sustainability way.

From the feed that reduces methane emissions to waste-based renewable fuels, the possibilities are boundless. But our values remain the same. We put people first. We reach higher. We do the right thing. It’s how we’ve met the needs of the people we call neighbors and the planet we call home for 158 years—and how we’ll do so for generations to come. For more information, visit and our News Center.