Cargill’s cocoa sustainability program aims to deliver sector-wide transformation in the world’s second biggest cocoa producing region. It’s a strategy aligned to the government of Ghana’s plans to reinvigorate the economy.
Three commodities are pivotal to the economic prosperity of Ghana: gold, the agricultural sector where cocoa is the most significant contributor, and more recently, oil. Historically, they have contributed towards making the country one of the most dynamic economies in Africa.
Waste is a crucial issue for businesses; reducing waste doesn’t just prevent pollution and conserve energy, it saves companies money. This is especially evident in the food service industry, where billions of dollars are lost due to food waste. It’s very clear that waste reduction isn’t just about sustainability; it’s a business imperative.
A pioneer in rescuing produce that would otherwise go to waste, FareShare helps feed half a million people each week. CEO Lindsay Boswell tells us how.
Lindsay Boswell knows how to find a use for discolored apples and lumpy carrots. But protein powder? The CEO of FareShare had no clue.
“We had recently had a large volume of these protein substances the body builders use,” he said. “You see them in these big white tubs in the health shops. We thought we were really going to struggle to find anybody who wanted to take those.”
They turned out to be in demand by a certain group: homeless shelters trying to help the people they serve gain weight. “They were saying, that’s perfect for us,” he said.
Cargill CEO David MacLennan discusses why global trade matters to everyone. Open, responsible trade ensures that food gets from where it's grown to where it's needed most. We need to stand up for the benefits of trade that keeps us connected, creates jobs and helps to nourish the world.
New report outlines progress in 2016 and action plans to reach 2020 goals
Cargill is committed to building a 100-percent transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2020. In a new annual progress report, the company highlights progress against its commitment in 2016 and outlines a 2020 roadmap for sustainability.