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Profile of registrant

Cargill

Identification number in the register: 01063261836-24
Registration date: 12/06/09 13:36:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/10/14 10:15:37
The date of the last annual update was 16/05/14 09:21:05


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Cargill
Acronym:
Legal status: Inc
Website address: http://www.cargill.com/

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David MacLennan
Position: President and CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Penny Studholme
Position: Vice President Corporate Affairs EMEA

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 15615 McGinty Road West 
Wayzata (Minneapolis) 55391
UNITED STATES
Telephone number: (+001) 952 742 6216
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Cargill Europe bvba
Bedrijvenlaan 7/9
B-2800 Mechelen
Tel. +32 15 401 610
Fax +32 15 400 554

This is one of many Cargill offices in Europe and is the location of the European Government Relations group.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and nearly 150 years of experience. We have 145,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. The company's fiscal 2014 revenues were $134.9 billion.
In the EU Cargill has business operations in 20 countries in some or all of the following sectors:
- wet milling of wheat and maize into starches, glucose syrups and wheat proteins for food use; the production of starches also for the paper, corrugated, chemical and industrial binders businesses;the production of ethyl alcohol for food or industrial use;
- malting of barley into a range of malts for brewers and distillers;
- oilseed crushing and vegetable oil refining and bottling; oils covered include rapeseed, sunflower, soya, maize, olive, palm and peanut. Cargill also produces biodiesel.
- cocoa bean processing into cocoa butter, liquor and powder; the manufacture of chocolate coatings and chocolate products for bakers and confectioners' use;
- manufacturing ingredients such as pectin, lecithin, soy protein and hydrocolloids to improve the stability, texture, consistency and shelf life of foods;
- manufacturing speciality ingredients such as maltodextrins, dextrose, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol;
- slaughtering poultry and processing poultry meat for retail food service and food manufacturing customers;
- formulation of animal feed, its production and distribution for commercial livestock and domestic pets; animal feed consulting services; creating and delivering optimal animal nutrition solutions.
- providing a wide range of premixes for all farm animals; including specific products for young animals and animals with special dietary and nutrition requirements.
- trading, shipment and storage of grain, oilseeds and other agricultural raw materials including cotton and sugar; trading of energy such as electricity and gas;
- R&D in the food and feed sectors, including formulation, applications, analytical chemistry and sensory analysis, novel ingredients, new processing technologies, nutritional research;
- chartering, trading, logistics, and risk management of ocean-going freight in the dry market segment (e.g. grain, coal) and the tanker segment (e.g. petroleum);
- financial services: Black River Asset Management is a global asset management company; Carval is an investor in credit intensive assets, loan portfolios and real estate.

Cargill began as a small grain elevator in Conover, Iowa, in 1865 and today is a thriving global company, committed to using its knowledge and experience to work with customers and help them succeed. It is our policy to reinvest the majority of our earnings back into the business, thus promoting long term growth and expansion of the company.
Cargill's purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing people. Our mission is to create distinctive value. Our approach is to be trustworthy, creative and enterprising. We measure our performance by engaged employees, satisfied customers, enriched communities and profitable growth.

Corporate responsibility is part of everything we do. It is a process of continually improving our standards, our actions and our processes. It extends not only to our own operations but to our wider communities and is based on four commitments:
- We will conduct our business with this highest levels of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
- We will develop ways if reducing our environmental impact and help conserve natural resources.
- We will treat people with dignity and respect.
- We will invest in and engage with communities where we live and work.

We recognize our continued success depends on the growth
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Areas of interest include
- ensuring the efficacy and practicality of food and feed safety legislation; Cargill was a pioneer of the HACCP system and is a strong believer in food safety risk management
- ensuring that environment legislation affecting our activities meets its objectives and is practical, economically viable, transparent, WTO compliant and non-discriminatory
- ensuring that agricultural, food & ingredient legislation and trade legislation are science-based and foster the availability of agricultural raw materials for our businesses and our ability to operate, compete and innovate.
- ensuring that legislation does not distort the market signals to farmers about demand for their produce;
- ensuring that non-food uses of renewable raw materials do not have precedence over food uses at a time of a short crop
- ensuring a robust future food system that is sustainable and where thought has been given to Europe's place in the world
- ensuring that future financial market legislation allows us to hedge our raw material price risks.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




Cargill is a member of a number of European trade associations given the numerous product areas in which it operates. These include:
AAF (Association des Amidonniers et Féculiers)
Fediol (EU Oil and Proteinmeal Industry), via national associations
Coceral (Comité du Commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures), via national associations
ECA (European Cocoa Association)
FoodDrink EU (Confédération des industries agro-alimentaires de l'UE)
Amcham EU (American Chamber of Commerce) & AmCham BE
AVEC (Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries), via national associations
Biopolymers International
APIC (CEFIC Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee)
IPEC (International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council)
EBB (European Biodiesel Board)
EFIP (European Feed Ingredients Platform)
ELC (Federation of European Food Additives and Food Enzymes Industries)
ELMA (European Lecithin Manufacturers' Association)
EPA (European Association of Polyol Producers)
ePure (European Renewable Ethanol Association)
EUFIC (European Food Information Council)
Euromalt (European Maltsters), via national associations
Euvepro (The European Association of Manufacturers, Distributors and Users of Vegetable Proteins for Human Consumption)
FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers' Federation), via national associations
Gafta (Grain and feed trade association)
ICGA (International Chewing Gum Association )
INEC (Association of Producers of Carob Bean Gum)
IPPA (International Pectin Producers' Association)
MARINALG (World Association of Seaweed processors)
ECPA (European Centre for Public Affairs)
Lufpig (Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup)

Financial data

Financial year: 06/2012 - 05/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 500000  € - 600000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The estimated cost above represents about a third of the fully loaded in-house costs of our Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs team in our Mechelen and Vilvoorde offices outside Brussels. This represents the costs associated with direct lobbying including participation in direct lobbying activities of the relevant trade associations. Other costs arise from information gathering and policy monitoring, the interpretation of that information, its internal dissemination, internal communication and discussions of business interests in relation to policy changes. Note that this amount does not cover our expenditure on the trade association memberships outlined above.These memberships provide us with a variety of activities. We expect these trade associations to register themselves how much of their budgets are devoted to direct lobbying. We employ one consultancy to assist us in one small piece of lobbying on food security: Acumen. Its costs are included in the amount above.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.