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Cargill honored for leadership in sustainability

BIG Sustainability Awards honor organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice.

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The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) honored Cargill with the Sustainability Leadership Award and Sustainability Service of the Year in its 2023 Sustainability Awards program.

The BIG Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

In a statement, Cargill said agriculture plays an important role in addressing global challenges like climate change and food insecurity, but that is only possible when sustainable solutions are economically viable for the producers who work hard every day to feed the world.

That’s why Cargill brings together farmers, industry, academics, NGOs and policymakers to create a sustainable agricultural sector, it explained. Through concrete actions, use of technology and innovation and meaningful investments Cargill is able to deliver impact at scale globally.

The company received awards and recognition in several of the 2023 BIG Sustainability Awards categories: 

  • Sustainability Leadership Award – Winner for its overall organizational impact 
  • Service of the Year – Winner, specifically recognizing Cargill RegenConnect
  • Initiative of the Year – Finalist for its work supporting farmer livelihoods

“We are honored to receive this recognition from BIG,” said Pilar Cruz, Cargill’s chief sustainability officer. “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. The problem-solving potential of agriculture is essential to nourishing people, supporting the livelihoods of farmers and food workers, and unlocking a more resilient and sustainable food system for generations to come.”

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