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Global Inclusion and Diversity

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts

Cargill’s purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Inclusion and diversity are key enablers to achieving this purpose and help us to be the most trusted partner in agriculture, food, and nutrition.

We believe the path to winning requires each person, regardless of role, level, department or location, to demonstrate inclusive leadership behaviors to drive extraordinary results. To stand apart in this changing world, we actively engage all employees to create a more integrated, better equipped organization.

The business benefits of inclusion and diversity:

  • Strengthens our business.
  • Enables us to win through our diverse capabilities, high performing teams, and bold leadership.
  • Positions Cargill to shape the future world and better solve the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.

We encourage our employees to*:

  • Be curious.
  • Be willing to learn and be influenced by others.
  • Listen deeply and carefully.
  • Engage a broad range of perspectives.
  • Lean into discomfort in order to become more comfortable.

*Adapted from Ferdman, Bernardo M., and Barbara R. Deane, eds. Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2014. Print.

Why an inclusive culture matters and how we achieve it

Our culture of inclusion and high performance will position us to consistently win as we focus our efforts on three areas related to inclusion and diversity.

It’s about our people

Winning with our workforce requires us to put our people first—all of our people. At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. This is manifested in how we think, act and engage others. We are all leaders at Cargill, and as leaders, we must behave inclusively to drive increased levels of engagement and contribution.

To do this, we will:

  • Connect to everyone by attracting, developing and engaging globally diverse teams while leveraging varied perspectives to create better outcomes.
  • Develop everyone, including ourselves, in order to unleash the full potential of our workforce.
  • Increase our level of comfort by leaning into our areas of discomfort.

It’s about where we work

Winning in our workplace requires us to demonstrate authentic and inspirational leadership. We must drive trust, engagement and productivity throughout the organization. Authentic, inspirational leaders who behave inclusively serve as role models for others on their teams and with whom they interact. Collectively, this creates a culture where everyone can do their best.  

To do this, we will:

  • Inspire others by understanding and communicating their connection to our noble purpose.
  • Be a role model for building trust through understanding, familiarity, and appreciation of other cultures.
  • Promote dialogue so that people are willing to have candid and courageous conversations about inclusion and diversity. 

It’s about our customers and communities

Winning in our marketplace requires us to differentiate Cargill in bold and deliberate ways to drive our growth and performance. To grow in the markets we serve, we need to be better than anyone else at delivering what our customers need to thrive. We will achieve results when we use our collective knowledge, leveraging the varied perspectives, experiences, talents and ideas of all.

To do this, we will:

  • Solve problems and drive innovation through the input of our diverse talent.
  • Apply an inclusive lens to all that we do so we can act decisively and courageously.
  • Achieve exceptional results through inclusive behaviors and accountability for everyone.