Cargill’s experience and efforts to innovate solutions to global challenges has finally paid off, after the company bagged the 2023 BIG Innovation award presented by the Business Intelligence Group
Cargill is uniquely positioned to lead the transformation of the food and agriculture system to help address many of the world’s most pressing needs – from supply chain continuity to climate action and food security.
“Challenges are getting bigger and the time to solve them shorter,” said Florian Schattenmann, Cargill’s chief technology officer and vice president of Research & Development and Innovation. “That’s why our team is constantly focused on innovative solutions and we’re thrilled to receive this recognition.”
The company leverages more than a century of experience to innovate solutions to global challenges including:
• In 2021, Cargill launched Cargill RegenConnect, a marketplace that pays farmers for improved soil health, positive environmental outcomes and for each metric ton of carbon sequestered
• Cargill created a mobile, artificial intelligence-based platform, Digital Saathi, designed to improve farm management practices for farmers in India where farm productivity is as low as 35%-50% compared to global benchmarks
• Cargill has created a portfolio of AI solutions to help farmers raise healthier chickens, including GalleonTM Broiler Microbiome Intelligence, which uses statistical analysis and AI to help farmers decode the gut microbiome of their flock, translating into better health outcomes
• In spring 2022, Cargill launched Chekt, a new, innovative food locker system piloted inside PPG Arena in Pittsburgh. Developed in partnership with Aramark, the system enables fans to use their phones to place an order and select their pickup location inside the stadium while signalling to concession personnel to prepare the order.
“Innovation is ‘business critical’ in today’s society,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honouring Cargill as they are leading by example and improving the lives of so many.”
Organisations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.