Cargill invests in local communities through economic development, partnerships and giving combined with the volunteer efforts of our employees. Cargill provides corporate support to select national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that serve communities in which we have a business presence. We support partners working within our focus areas of food security, nutrition, and sustainability. And, our businesses and facilities sponsor employee-led groups, called Cargill Cares Councils, which support civic and non-profit organizations in their local communities.
Cargill Cares Councils seek to recognize issues important to our communities; build effective relationships with community leaders; and work to help improve living standards and promote vibrant, stable communities.
Cargill Foods Turkey places great importance to the education and well-being of the people as well as the environmental issues that exist in the region. With this in mind, since the establishment of the company Cargill has developed many social responsibility projects.
In an attempt to determine the needs of the region, Cargill Foods Turkey has developed two significant projects: Orhangazi Elementary School and the Cargill Health Clinic. Today, 500 students are being educated in Cargill Elementary School. The Cargill Health Clinic with the capacity of 300 patients daily, provides medical services to 75.000 people who live in the Orhangazi region.
Having many educational and health projects Cargill Foods Turkey also supports schools with technological requirements and renovation needs such as providingstationery supplies and school clothing to the students, renovating laboratories, conference rooms, libraries in the schools. And also to help improving the livelihoods of the local communities, Cargill conducts projects to reduce waste and increase recycling, water cleaning and renewal of public use areas.
On the other hand Cargill works in close cooperation with various non-governmental organizations and develops social responsibility and volunteering projects.