As part of its commitment to sustainably nourish the world, Cargill has released its mid-year report on its progress toward building a deforestation-free soy supply chain. The company outlined key achievements, including the mapping of its Brazilian soy supply chain.
“We haven’t wavered in our commitment to protecting forests and native vegetation, and we believe this can be done in ways that are economically viable for farmers and local communities,” said John Hartmann, global sustainability lead for Cargill’s agricultural supply chain, in a press release. “By working with farmers, customers, governments, and others in the industry, we have made meaningful progress on our soy action plan and will continue efforts to make the soy supply chain more sustainable.”
The report covers critical milestones that Cargill has achieved, which include the following:
The report also outlined Cargill’s new partnerships with farmers and advancements on its $30 million fund to find innovative solutions to protect forests in ways that are economically viable for farmers in South America. In addition, the company shared updates on its Land Use and Forest Sustainability Advisory Panel.