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Unilever recognizes Cargill with 'Visionary' award


Cargill has been helping Unilever reduce its environmental impact, improve sustainability and grow its business through innovation. This work has resulted in Unilever selecting Cargill as its first-ever "Visionary" award winner during its fourth Partner to Win Supplier Summit.

Cargill was the first company to sign up to Unilever's Partner to Win program in 2011. Unilever acknowledged Cargill for delivering substantial results on every one of the Partner to Win key priorities: driving innovation, responsible and sustainable living, quality and service, value and capacity and capability. With respect to helping Unilever improve sustainability, Cargill and Unilever formed eight "joint crop teams," which work to ensure a traceable, sustainable source of a variety of crops and supply chains around the world.

"I congratulate Cargill for winning the Visionary award," said Unilever chief procurement officer Dhaval Buch. "It is our mission to maintain these fantastic relationships with our suppliers and create mutually beneficial business opportunities. Partner to Win plays a vital role in helping us achieve the Compass vision — our strategy for sustainable growth, which can only be delivered through partnerships."

Paul Naar, Cargill EVP of food ingredients and systems, accepted the award on behalf of Cargill.

"A company like Unilever, aiming to grow its business by improving people's health and well-being while also reducing its environmental impact, thrives on dependable partners who can see the big picture. We are truly honored to receive this award and we will keep working to develop our relationship and drive sustainable growth for both our companies," said Naar.

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

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