Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

A risky business! (2/4/2009)

At Cargill we appreciate that risk is inherent in all aspects of the various markets and geographies in which we and our customers operate. Over the years we have developed and honed our expertise to create a risk management service offering that ranges from unique market and crop analysis to tailor-made derivative structures and even partial outsourcing of purchasing decisions.

Risk can be defined as the exposure to any uncertainty which may lead to gains or losses, and there are therefore many types of risk. These include risks associated with: factory and/or processing operations, contract and counterparty performance, credit and financial issues, weather, war and geopolitical incidents, price volatility, environment, food safety, quality, freight and/or logistics..and as we now witness, sharp changes in economic outlook.

Since risk is inevitable, successful organisations need to seek to understand risk and take a considered and disciplined approach to managing and minimising it, which is why many of Cargill's agricultural, food, financial, and energy customers already take advantage of our risk management solutions to help them predict, understand and protect their business.

As an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services, with 160,000 employees in 67 countries, Cargill is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. So please don't hesitate to contact us to see where our years of learning can be applied to assist you in your approach to risk management.

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