MINNEAPOLIS, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite today's decision by the United States to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, Cargill Chairman and CEO David MacLennan said Cargill remains fully committed to address climate change in its supply chains around the world.
"It is extremely disappointing. Exiting international accords like the Paris Agreement will negatively impact trade, economic vitality, the state of our environment, and relationships amongst the world community. And it positions the U.S. as an outlier on this important issue," said MacLennan. "It would have resulted in U.S. economic growth and job creation."
MacLennan added, "That said, we have no intention of backing away from our efforts to address climate change in the food and agriculture supply chains around the world and in fact this will inspire us to work even harder. Caring about sustainability of the planet is not only the right thing to do for people and the environment, it is also good business."
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