Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Nutrition policy (25,000)
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.
Fully implemented, evidence needed that the target number of employees has been met
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 for more information: https://www.milkstork.com/cargill
Despite the positive progress, data is not formatted for assessment against the original commitment
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).
At Cargill, our values-- do the right thing, put people first and reach higher --continue to guide us as we navigate COVID-19. As we work around the clock every day to support our workforce, suppliers, customers and the communities in which we live and work, Cargill draws on our decades of experience navigating major global issues to mitigate the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Our employees are essential in delivering the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished. Cargill’s top priority is to safeguard their health and well-being. In partnership with global and local health experts, we are continually evolving safety protocols and together are setting the industry standard for health and safety. In addition, Cargill launched the Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund to help meet our employees' immediate needs during the COVID-19 crisis and to date over 22,000 applications from 24 countries have been made. Cargill is working with nonprofit and NGO partners to feed vulnerable families facing food insecurity, protect medical workers with personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies and support farmers, ranchers, agricultural communities and food industry workers who rely on the food system for their livelihoods. In the fiscal year 2020, Cargill provided $115 million in total charitable contributions, provided more than 39 million meals to global and local food bank partners and saw attendance at our farmer training programs total 860,000. Further information on our support for our operating and supply chain communities can be found here: https://www.cargill.com/2020/cargill-works-to-positively-impact-communities
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.