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At Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail, corporate responsibility is a process of continually improving our standards, our actions and our processes. Our commitments to business conduct, people, communities and the environment guide the integrity of our operating principles and are well ingrained in the cultural fabric of our business unit. Our basic pillars of corporate responsibility include Animal Welfare, Employee Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship, Food Safety, Sustainability, Employee Relations, Charitable Giving and Community Involvement.
The Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail corporate responsibility mission has partnered well with Cargill’s overall philosophy of upholding a commitment to the following key operating principles:
We stand proudly behind our vision that through teamwork and innovation, we provide distinctive, sustainable value for our customers, employees and Cargill.
Impressive numbers from Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail in fiscal year 2010:
Commitment to industry-leading animal welfare practices.
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail is committed to maintaining an industry-leading animal welfare program. Our expectations for thorough training and proper animal management are the foundation of each production facility, as well as executed daily in the behavior of all Cargill employees.
We take pride in ensuring animals in our care are raised in an environment that satisfies their physical, nutritional and overall health requirements, as well as minimizing distress to the animals in each stage of our process.
Unyielding commitment to health and safety.
The clearest demonstration of respect for our employees, contractors, suppliers, partners, customers and neighbors is our unyielding commitment to their health and safety. Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail remains committed to our health and safety initiatives through annual audits and continuous improvement objectives, as demonstrated by:
A sustainable future through environmental innovation today.
The goal of Cargill is to nourish people, and as the world’s population continues to grow, so do the demands on the environment. Throughout Cargill, we are committed to environmental stewardship, using teamwork and innovation to identify ways to reduce our environmental impact, including:
Safeguard the integrity of the products we produce and sell.
Safe food is fundamental to our business. Customers rely on us for quality and our ability to safeguard the wholesomeness and integrity of the products we produce and sell. Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail is committed to providing safe food products and services and has implemented a thorough, cross-functional, web-based training program through Nourish U, which is utilized across our business platform. In addition to extensive training and quality control measures, annual compliance and management system audits contribute significantly to our comprehensive food safety program.
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail facilities also:
Continual improvements in sustainability.
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail is committed to ensuring continual improvement in our sustainability processes using aggressive objectives and targets established within our environmental management system. As a business unit, we have an established Resource Efficiency lead who works to ensure environmental compliance, pollution prevention and continual improvements on criteria relevant to our business and operations. Efforts to minimize and reuse packaging materials have also been successful, and our ambitious “beyond compliance” initiative has resulted in meeting many recent sustainability objectives, including:
Treating people with dignity and respect.
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail strives to give employees the best possible foundation for growth. Hiring, motivating, developing and retaining the right team members is crucial to our ability to deepen relationships with customers and fulfill our promises to the communities we serve. We recognize and reward our associates’ imagination through our business unit’s Valuing Imagination in People programs, which in 2010 tapped into employee-submitted ideas and suggestions to create process improvements that led to $30 million in savings. We have also sponsored diverse members within our business to participate in multiple leadership and personal development programs.
THE ONE TURKEY THAT CAN FEED A MILLION PEOPLE™
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail, through its Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® brands, partnered with Feeding America® to help feed a million Americans during the 2009 and 2010 holiday seasons through the cause-related marketing campaign THE ONE TURKEY THAT CAN FEED A MILLION PEOPLE™. Purchases of Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® brand products supported Cargill’s contribution of $485,000 to Feeding America® over the past two years.
Cargill Value Added Meats-Retail invests in local communities, with each Cargill location host to a formal Cargill Cares committee to contribute to the needs of their community. Overall, we volunteered over 35,000 hours last year in local communities.