Cargill invests in local communities through economic development, partnerships and giving combined with the volunteer efforts of our employees. Cargill provides corporate support to select national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that serve communities in which we have a business presence. We support partners working within our focus areas of food security, nutrition, and sustainability. And, our businesses and facilities sponsor employee-led groups, called Cargill Cares Councils, which support civic and non-profit organizations in their local communities.
Cargill Cares Councils seek to recognize issues important to our communities; build effective relationships with community leaders; and work to help improve living standards and promote vibrant, stable communities.
As one of our core values is integrity, we strive to be a responsible corporate citizen by taking great care for the land, people, and communities where we live and operate.We are striving to be a good corporate citizen of Thailand. Our businesses and people are actively engaged in giving back to the communities where we live, work and do business. Our corporate responsibility projects help to address a range of economic and social challenges in Thailand’s rural areas.
Enriching Local Communities
We help to promote community development, foster education, and improve nutrition. Our activities include:
- Granting over 1,500 scholarships to children in communities.
- Establishing community's libraries for lifelong learning of everyone in communities.
- Building libraries and playgrounds, as well as providing school supplies, including books, stationeries and sports equipment for needful local schools.
- Providing support to local orphanages, as well as homes for the elderly.
- Supporting the “Sustainable Lunch Program”, both financially and in kind, with animal feed for fish and chickens raised as part of the program.
- Helping to maintain local infrastructure including dredging canals, renovating bus shelters, community halls and sports facilities
- 50,000 farmers per year are trained for animal nutrition knowledge.
Building Homes with Habitat for Humanity
In partnership with Habitat with Humanity, we started building homes in 2001. Our employees volunteer their time and skills for all building projects. To date, we have built for over 134 houses. We continue to build homes for Thai families.
Providing Clean Drinking Water for School Children
We are providing annually the clean drinking water system project to the community through Cargill Cares. Purpose for teacher, students and villagers can access daily of clean & safe water instead of rain water or cement tank water which many children in rural Thailand have no much choice to avoid poorly treated water at their schools. We installed water filter system for 100 units accumulate 8 years from 2008/09-2015/16 to the schools nearby our locations, benefit over 60,000 people who have healthier and better-living within 8 years.
Cargill Smart Greenhouse
Our in-plant renewable melon farm is served as knowledge sharing in sustainable agricultural practice for community. Building the greenhouse models, more than 500 students in 3 schools and 1 college can have food safe lunch.
Since 2015, Cargill has assembled 46 wheelchairs during our various meetings and donated to Thai less opportunity handicaps at the end of the day through the Thai with Disability Foundation in Thailand. Many recipients could not afford such a basic necessity and they were home bound. The gift was life changing to them.
Cargill Cares School Lunch
Since 2014, Cargill Cares School Lunch Program delivers a healthy protein lunch every day to more than 1,000 students in communities. 400,000 meals have been yearly provided for children’s better nutrition.