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Cargill is one of the world’s largest globally active agricultural commodity traders, and one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States. Founded in 1865 in Iowa as a grain warehousing company, Cargill today spans much of the food and agriculture value chain, with businesses including food ingredients & bio-industrial, animal nutrition & health, protein & salt, financial services & metals. Cargill sells to 125 countries and operates in 70 countries globally. It also holds market leading positions in commodities including soya beans, cocoa and palm oil. In 2021, Cargill acquired Aalst Chocolate, expanding its footprint in the Asia-Pacific while adding chocolate to its current portfolio of cocoa products.

Ranking position
#63 /350
Total score
30.0 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

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#1 23.8 /100 #155


#1 36.3 /100 #41


#1 25.6 /100 #54

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#1 30.2 /100 #82
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Agricultural products and commodities #22
Animal proteins #10

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Minneapolis, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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