Global food trading giant Cargill has reported on progress towards various CSR goals after posting enormous revenues for 2017.
Building on strong earnings in the latest fiscal year, which saw the company turn over $109bn, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact.
"We are proud of the momentum we have generated this year and look forward to continued progress as we help build the food system of the future," said Chairman and CEO David MacLennan and Executive Vice President and CFO Marcel Smits in the annual report.
"We know we have a clear contribution to make in the world. Working with farmers, customers, communities and other partners, we look forward to making powerful progress."
The annual report, which covers business results as well as corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts, outlines how Cargill is realising the benefits of two years of work to build a more integrated, agile and focused organisation.
In the last year, the company established a new strategic direction, and reshaped its business portfolio with investments in strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and new and expanded facilities, as well as divestitures in non-strategic assets.
Some highlighted progress includes:
Cargill is one of the largest US corporations in the world, with 150,000 employees spread across 70 countries.