Cargill secures recognition at the Edison Awards

Cargill has secured three significant accolades at The Edison Awards, acknowledging its achievements in social and cultural impact, environmental solutions and smart transport initiatives.

The company has been acknowledged for its strides in business performance, as highlighted in the latest awards. Named after the renowned American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, these awards spotlight innovative products and business leaders worldwide.

Florian Schattenmann, Cargill’s Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Innovation and Research & Development, stated, “Innovations begin with innovators. Our teams are continuously reimagining what’s possible and laying the groundwork to deliver big and bold innovations in food and agriculture. This recognition underscores the wonderful work from our teams and our purpose to nourish the world and deliver solutions that are better for our health, environment and people.”

As the company emphasises its dedication to purposeful innovation, aiming to deliver solutions that will positively impact the world for generations to come, it remains committed to leveraging insights and fostering industry-wide collaborations.

The following Edison Awards recognitions exemplify the company’s leadership in effecting global transformations:

Gold – Smart Transportation: Cargill and BAR Technologies’ WindWings innovation has been acknowledged as groundbreaking technology, introducing cutting-edge wind propulsion to commercial shipping for the first time. Since its launch in August 2023, the Pyxis Ocean, the world’s premier dry bulk vessel retrofitted with WindWings, has reported average fuel savings of 3 tonnes per day, thus reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 10 tonnes daily.

Gold – Social & Cultural Impact – Environmental Solutions: Cargill’s 1000 Farmers Endless Prosperity programme aims to enhance farmers’ welfare, boost productivity and instigate social and digital transformation in agriculture by advocating regenerative agricultural practices. Since its inception, the initiative has benefited over 6,000 farmers across 21 provinces in Türkiye, encompassing 70,000 hectares devoted to corn, sunflower and canola production. Participants receive complimentary training, access to digital agricultural tools and consulting services, empowering them to embrace sustainable practices effectively.

Bronze – Health & Beauty Care Solutions: BotaniDesign 105 represents a plant-based alternative capable of serving as a 1:1 replacement for petroleum jelly. This 100% naturally derived, plant-based, readily biodegradable substitute stands as a testament to Cargill’s commitment to innovation in health and beauty care solutions.


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