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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Cargill, we understand the work we do matters beyond where we clock in. We want every employee, candidate, supplier and partner to feel welcome, valued and heard. Understanding that there is more that unites us as colleagues, friends, family and neighbors than separates us as people. We’re committed to you and all the people who help us feed the world. This is core to who we are and what we value as a company. Together, we’ll connect to something greater.

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We Are Cargill

We are proud of our role in the world and the breadth of influence we have as a global business. We understand our collective impact begins with our actions and is felt by our employees and our communities. From every level of our organization, we foster a true sense of allyship by welcoming, supporting, accepting and encouraging every person to be authentically themself.

Our Path Forward

To achieve our purpose and feed a growing population, we need diverse perspectives at the table, so we can do our best work. That's why we're focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, creating an inclusive environment and removing barriers to ensure equitable access.

  • Lead for Results

    We rely on data and insights to hold ourselves accountable and guide how we connect with candidates, develop our talent and build an inclusive environment that enables our colleagues to thrive. Our Business Resource Groups support that work with essential perspective that enhances our recruiting and development efforts.

  • Build our Team

    We constantly review our practices and policies to ensure they are free of bias so we can attract and develop diverse perspectives on our teams. We are also rethinking what development looks like and expanding our partnerships with external organizations who can help us accelerate our progress.

  • Shape our Communities

    We are an active ally in our communities and in our supply chains on issues of race and discrimination. Our focus includes closing the education gap, leveraging our employee volunteer efforts and increasing the participation and profitability of farmers from underrepresented groups, to name a few.

Our Commitment

At Cargill, our actions match our values. We are committed to making the future of food and agriculture more diverse, equitable and inclusive. We are taking active steps to achieve gender parity by 2030, to advance underrepresented groups into leadership roles and by directly addressing anti-Black racism in the United States and Brazil.

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

CEO Action for Diversity

Cargill is committed to inclusion—and our executives are committed to leading large-scale change. We are proud of our CEO's pledge, showcasing Cargill's collective support to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

We Are All Human

Hispanic Promise

Cargill is a proud partner of We Are All Human, and signed the Hispanic Promise in 2019, pledging to hire, promote, retain and celebrate Hispanic employees in the workplace.

Paradigm for Parity

Paradigm for Parity

As a member of the Paradigm for Parity coalition, Cargill is taking action to address the corporate leadership gender gap and achieve equal leadership opportunities for women by 2030.



In 2020, Cargill became a founding member of this coalition of CEOs and organizations, committed to hiring, upskilling and promoting Black talent into family-sustaining careers and creating inclusive cultures.

MLT Black Equity at Work

Black Equity at Work

In 2021, Cargill joined a group of leading employers pursuing Management Leadership for Tomorrow's Black Equity at Work Certification, and was in the first cohort of companies to reach a key milestone and become Plan Approved. This rigorous, results-oriented roadmap helps achieve Black equity internally and provides guidance on supporting local communities.

I can talk to colleagues and managers without fear of discrimination. We’re all the same, after all. We’re not defined by our roles or our limitations. AzulAdministrative Assistant, Argentina
Women in the world are proving that we can make the impossible possible. We can take on any responsibility. We can do it all for our families and for ourselves. SalmaTechnical Operator

Our Progress

We’re proud to be home to more than 155,000 employees working across 70 countries. Every Cargill facility in the world values the individual contributions of our employees. Being a truly global company, we understand each region of the world presents unique challenges and opportunities to learn and grow as we strive to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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  • As of 2021, 31.75% of global leadership roles are filled by women*
Bar graph of women in leadership over time

*Years ended May 31.


We have nine Business Resource Groups, with more than 50 chapters and hundreds of members across the globe. Our resource groups are a great opportunity for employees to join a global community and connect with our diverse, global workforce. Feeling like you belong isn’t exclusive to the members of our resource groups; a strong network of allies who support their colleagues allow our groups to spread their messages and for every person to feel welcome.

Awards and Recognition

We're proud to be recognized for our DEI efforts around the world. Take a look at a few of our accomplishments.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Cargill is honored to have earned 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the 17th year. We're proud of the #LGBTQ employees, families and community members we serve.

Cargill is the Most Diverse and Inclusive Company in the Brazilian Agribusiness

Cargill Brazil was recognized as the most inclusive and diverse agribusiness company in the first edition of the Guia Exame on Diversity.

Disability Equality Index

In 2019, Cargill scored 100/100 on the Disability Equality Index for the third year in a row!


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