Cargill helps build vibrant and stable communities where we live and work by supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community issues, engage our employees and leverage their expertise, and offer opportunities to collaborate with others. We contribute 2 percent of our global consolidated pre-tax earnings, based on a three-year trailing average, to programs that improve nutrition and health, education, and environmental stewardship. Cargill's charitable giving reached $69.9 million across 57 countries in fiscal 2012. Together, our employees, businesses and community partners make positive, measurable improvements in our communities.
- We support solutions to end hunger, increase access to health education in developing and emerging countries, and improve youth nutrition and wellness.
- We contribute to programs that improve access to education for underprivileged children in Cargill communities and provide training and schooling in science, technology and engineering.
- We support projects that promote sustainable agricultural practices, provide environmental conservation education, and protect and improve accessibility to water.
- We participate in our communities. Our employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours and make charitable donations that have a significant local impact.