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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 agriculture commodity trading and processing; food ingredients and applications; meat, poultry and eggs; farmer services; animal feed and nutrition; financial, energy and industrial. Cargill operates in 70 countries and regions globally and holds market leading positions in commodities including soya beans, cocoa and palm oil. Its subsidiary, Cargill Aqua Nutrition, supplies feed for the aquaculture industry through its Cargill, Purina, EWOS, and AQUAXCEL brands. The company operates in 12 markets across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia and focuses on supplying feed for three core species (salmon, tilapia and shrimp). It also offers feed products for a wide variety of other aquaculture species.

Ranking position
#6 /30
Total score
39.5 /100
Measurement Area Score Rank (0-30)

Governance and strategy

#1 5.6 /10 #2


#1 17.5 /35 #5


#1 6.6 /15 #9

Social responsibility

#1 9.8 /40 #4
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  1. 2019
  2. 2023

More about the company

Wayzata, Minnesota, United States of America
Seafood revenue
Group revenue
USD 114,600,000,000
Ownership structure
Group employees