9.5) Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending
Cargill is investing in infrastructure and innovation across the global food system. In 2016, the company invested more than $40 million in launching three research and development facilities in North America, China and Chile. Combined with the insights of more than 1,300 food scientists, Cargill is building the capacity to ensure a more resilient food system. More information is available at Cargill stories and Cargill sustainability.
14.4) By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting, and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
With the release in June 2017 of the latest Cargill Aqua Nutrition Sustainability report, Cargill shows measurable progress in its aqua nutrition business. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the report captures important performance measures on environmental and social indicators. Based on a value chain approach, it broadens the perspective of sustainability beyond the direct impact of our operations and into wider societal impacts. As a major feed producer and contributor to food production, Cargill Aqua Nutrition is positioned to positively impact several of the SDGs, and has aligned its sustainability management and reporting to these goals. For this year’s report, the business chose to highlight the SDGs that mirror its material sustainability topics, focusing on goals 2, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14. More information is available at Cargill stories and Cargill sustainability.
17.17) Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
Cargill has worked with the World Food Program USA (WFP USA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) globally since 2001, providing more than $12 million in support to improve the health and nutrition of people in need in Africa, Central and South America and Asia. In addition to supporting famine response in 2012 and 2017, Cargill is working to advance long-term food and nutrition security. In 2016, Cargill announced a new two-year, $1 million effort to support WFP’s Homegrown School Meals Program in Honduras, Indonesia and Kenya. This new initiative will work with schools and local governments to improve the school meal nutrition and connect local farmers to the supply chains. More information is available at Cargill stories and Cargill sustainability.