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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
#47 /380
Total score
28.2 /100
Industry Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #17
Animal proteins #9
Food and agriculture #43
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 23.8 /100 #183

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 26.7 /100 #25

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 32.2 /100 #62
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 165,000,000,000
Ownership structure

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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