Local Initiatives

The mission of the Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain Australia Cargill Cares team is to “Engage all Australian employees to be actively involved, ensuring a distinctive contribution is made to our local communities.”  Membership is voluntary, and the members are a representation of various locations and departments.

The Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain Australia Cargill Cares team has three focus areas; Youth and Children, Disadvantaged, and Environment.  The team is given a budget to allocate to worthy causes.  When choosing which activities to support, initiatives are preferred where we can:

  • Contribute time, not just dollars;
  • Contribute to building community confidence;
  • Contribute to a sustainable environment;
  • Contribute to nutrition and health;
  • Increase safety or safety awareness; and
  • Work with suppliers, customers and / or other Cargill businesses to have a broader impact.

To date this has resulted in a wide variety of events and organisations being supported, including but not limited to:

  • Stockton Junior Rugby League Football Club;
  • Northcote Community Hamper Appeal;
  • Colombo Creek Cricket Match;
  • Ballarat Cancer Research Fund;
  • Rowena Pre School;
  • Variety Bash Car Rally;
  • Kalkee Footy & Netball Club;
  • Berrigan Netball & Footy Club;
  • Koorda Police Golf Day;
  • Marion Cricket Club;
  • Newcastle Conker Championships; and
  • Parkes Cricket Club.

Since June 2010, the Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain Australia Cargill Cares team has raised over $40,000 through various fundraising activities, such as casual days, morning teas and BBQs, and has distributed over $60,000 to various charities.

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