Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Nutrition policy (25,000)
1. By 2015: Working in collaboration with General Mills, DSM, and Buhler, Cargill is supporting Partners in Food Solutions to reach 200 small and medium enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa to improve the capacity, efficiency, and quality of local food processors to improve access to safe, nutritious food.
2. Cargill has an active business presence in Central America, and Guatemala is one of Cargill's priority countries for the Nutriendo el Futuro (Nourishing the Future) initiative, established in September 2012. Nutriendo el Futuro includes the partnership with CARE's Integrated Program for Vulnerable Children in Central America (EDUCAN) which helps children fulfil their rights to quality education and adequate nutrition. Since 2009, 24,000 children have improved their knowledge of nutrition and 9,500 parents have engaged in the education and nutritional health of their children. Over the next three years, Cargill is exploring new opportunities to work with CARE in Guatemala to combat food and nutritional insecurity to reach an additional 14,000 children in three main municipalities located near Cargill's operations in the country.
3. $1 million to promote micronutrient fortification of flour (Flour Fortification Initiative).
4. $150,000 over the next 3 years to promote sustainable salt fortification (Notre Dame Haiti Program).
In 2018 Cargill and CARE celebrated our Decade of Impact, marking 10 years of a rural development partnership that has reached more than 2.2 million people in 10 countries to build more resilient communities through improved food and nutrition security, increased farmer productivity and greater access to markets. This included the Nourishing the Future program in Central America and the full update can be found here: https://www.cargill.com/story/decade-of-impact-care-healthier-children-honduras . Cargill and CARE also developed a full report on the Decade of Impact, outlining factors of success and concrete program impacts. With regards to our workforce nutrition policy, we are now taking a more country-led approach to this with a broad range of employee wellness programming around the world that includes employee nutrition. We have continued to make strides in supporting maternal health and breastfeeding and just recently launched a new program for US-based employees called Milk Stork. This resource ships any pumped breast milk home when employees travel for business either within the US or internationally, and Cargill covers the cost for the service. If employees travel overnight for business, Milk Stork will ship a TSA-approved cooler directly to the employee’s place of accommodation. Visit this site https://www.milkstork.com/cargill for more information
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.