Overview of Community
Over twenty years ago, while engaging with farmers and working closely within their communities, Cargills identified these growing disparities between urban and rural Sri Lanka as an area in which we had an important role to play. Since then, Cargills has implemented an integrated approach towards community development that promotes balanced growth and improved quality of life across these communities. Our focus has included both material sufficiency as well as non-economic aspects such as education and women’s empowerment in an effort to create durable foundations for community development.
We invest in uplifting the local farming community through capacity building training programs, educational scholarships for farmer children, welfare programs, credit insurance schemes, and investments in local infrastructure.
The Cargills Foundation provides pre-school children with holistic learning and development opportunities.
We leverage our large customer base and technical expertise to support SMEs with market access and capacity building.
We have taken pioneering initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, on our journey towards net-zero carbon emissions in the future.
Health & Nutrition
We place the highest importance on providing affordable, healthy nutrition to our customers.
Building Youth Skills
Our internal training academy develops local youth in the food business, exposing them to local and global opportunities and certifications.