As part of the celebrations of their 150th anniversary, Cargill planted 150 trees at St Francis Xavier School, Richmond.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and 150 years of experience.
Cargill has 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where they live and work.
Cargill has been active in the United Kingdom since 1955 and now employs over 3000 people in 19 locations.
"We are proud of our legacy and the many people who have created it," said David MacLennan, Cargill's president and chief executive officer. "Throughout our anniversary year, we will be reflecting on our past and present, and we'll use those reflections as a springboard to help us focus our thinking on how we can help our partners and customers thrive in an increasingly complex world."
In 2015, for example, Cargill will bring together emerging international thought leaders with Cargill Learning Journeys in Africa and China, and will prominently participate in events where improving food security and sustainable food production are core topics.
Cargill also is marking its 150th anniversary with an online collection of stories, highlighting its long legacy of innovation and its commitment to helping nourish people around the world. The stories are an account of the people, decisions and innovations that shaped Cargill as it evolved from its modest beginnings in the American Midwest to a major international marketer, transporter and processor of agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.