Environment & Energy Report

Cargill Plans to Work With Farmers on Save-the-Forest Initiative

Feb. 21, 2019, 4:55 PM

Cargill Inc., the world’s biggest agricultural company, plans to provide more transparency on its supply chain to customers and climate-change wary consumers in response to global concerns over deforestation.

America’s largest privately-held company has created a “sustainability hub” that will work with farmers in high-risk areas involving the crops expansion for soybeans, cocoa, and palm oil, executives from the Minneapolis-based company said by telephone. Cargill is also looking at ways to improve human-rights issues through its business practices.

“We’ve done an assessment of our various high-risk supply chains and we’ve said ‘You know what? We want to make sure what...

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