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If implemented, this policy would be a dramatic step towards making Cargill a leader in conservation rather than a leader in destruction.

However, we ask you to understand that, given our experience with Cargill making and breaking promises, it’s hard not to be cautious with our optimism.

This could be the beginning of a new era. But your engagement can, and must, ensure that the policy is as real on the ground as it is on paper.

Forward motion in the immediate future would go a long way towards showing that this time Cargill will keep its word.

We hope that this resolution is a first step towards adopting policies like this across Cargill’s global supply chain and addressing issues like child labor, slavery, and Indigenous land rights as well.

If it is, it’s exactly the kind of New Year’s Resolution that will not only make for a better year but a better world. But making resolutions is easy. Real progress is measured by taking action every day until they are no longer resolutions – but reality.

Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to assist in seeing this through.

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