II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Companies & groups
McGinty Road West, 15615
Wayzata (Minneapolis) 55391
(+001) 952 742 6216
(+32) 15 401 411
Mr David MacLennan
President and CEO
Ms Penny Studholme
Vice President Corporate Affairs EMEA
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 150 years of experience. We have 143,000 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.
In the EU Cargill has business operations in 20 countries in some or all of the following sectors:
- processing 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; co-products are marketed to food and feed customers, manufacturing speciality ingredients such as maltodextrines, dextrose, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol;
- 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 and hydrocolloids to improve the stability, texture, consistency and shelf life of foods;
- 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 (independently managed): 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 its operations with a small grain elevator in Conover, Iowa, USA 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 family owner's 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.
- Waste Acquis review
- Environmental Footprint
- Sustainability of Food Systems
- Sustainable supply chains
- New Commission policy on CSR
- Youth employment
- Novel Foods and Official Food and Feed Controls
- General Food Law
- Country of origin labelling
- EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity and Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Bilateral and multilateral trade liberalization agreements
- International trade
- Biobased economy
- Common agricultural policy
- Private sector's role in development
- GMOs policy
- R&D innovation framework
- Financial & commodity derivatives regulation
Corporate Responsibility report publications and launch
- EURRM (EU renewable Raw Materials Working Group);
- DG AGRI expert group on agricultural commodities.
Areas of interest include
- food and feed safety legislation;
- environment legislation;
- development policy;
- enterprise policy;
- innovation policy;
- international trade policy;
- agricultural policy;
- financial derivatives;
- energy policy.
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Cargill is a member of a number of European trade associations given the numerous product areas in which it operates. These include:
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)
Amcham EU (American Chamber of Commerce) & AmCham BE
AVEC (Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries), via national associations
APIC (CEFIC Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee)
IPEC (International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council)
EBB (European Biodiesel Board)
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)
06/2014 - 05/2015
50,000 € - 99,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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 (Belgium). 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 specific piece of interest representation on food security: Acumen. Its costs are included in the amount above.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.