Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow.
Our values, our culture
Help people thrive.
As a food and agricultural company, Cargill’s goal is to nourish people and animals. Human food and animal feeds depend on clean water, soil, air and light. As the world’s population continues to grow, so too do the demands on the environment. A sustainable future requires investing in environmental innovation today.
At Cargill, we are aware that our global reach creates high expectations for leadership in resource stewardship. We look to innovation as a way to preserve and protect the environment, whether by using energy and resources more wisely (which also helps reduce energy costs), pioneering profitable business and product lines that make use of renewable raw materials or helping customers shrink their environmental footprints.
Our vision is intended to unite, challenge, and inspire everything we do. By embracing and acting on the following ideas, we will drive Cargill to achieve its vision for the future.
- Our purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing people.
- Our mission is to create distinctive value.
- Our approach is to be trustworthy, creative and enterprising.
- Our performance measures are: engaged employees, satisfied customers, enriched communities, and profitable growth.
We all share a caring approach and a sense of respect and responsibility. Our values are a differentiator, are part of our history and are ingrained in our corporate philosophy.
We take on the enormous responsability of nourishing the world.
We innovate, push boundries and reimagine ways to harness the most advanced technology on the planet to transform agriculture around the world.
Our Guiding Principles are the foundation of our vision, and articulate our shared ethical values and expectations. In short, below are the principles that make up our code of conduct.
- We obey the law.
- We conduct our business with integrity.
- We keep accurate and honest records.
- We honor our business obligations.
- We treat people with dignity and respect.
- We protect Cargill’s information, assets and interests.
- We are committed to being a responsible global citizen.
What our graduates say:
Yufei, Commercial/Technical Graduate:
“One thing I really like about the Cargill’s European Graduate Program is that it encourages you to challenge. Through the challenges along your way, you will be surrounded by people who seek to inspire each other, by opportunities which lead to impactful results, and you will meet a better yourself at the end of the journey”
Hamish, Technical Graduate:
“Within 2 years of finishing university I have had the opportunity to manage multiple teams in an industrial plant, I am currently running one of the major plant production areas at the Manchester site. Cargill has given me great opportunities early in my career and has continued to develop me by giving me training to help succeed in the roles I have had. Excitingly there is still lots of scope to be involved in major engineering projects and commissioning work in the next few years which will be the next new challenge”
Julia, Commercial Graduate:
“I highly appreciate that no day is like the other – on the interface between our customers and many other internal departments you are quickly challenged to take over direct responsibility”
Patricia, IT Graduate:
“I loved the opportunity to meet and to learn together with colleagues from all around the world. Being able to share this first step on our careers with others was a great way to get started at Cargill. The open and supportive environment really contributed to a very positive experience”