We are proud to recognize ADM Cocoa for establishing the Socially Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP) program. SERAP was created with the goal of improving safe social and environmental practices among co-ops and farmers along the Ivory Coast.
When co-ops meet program objectives—like co-op governance, training farmers on HIV/AIDS prevention, promoting safe use of pesticides, respecting labor laws and practicing environmental stewardship—they receive a bonus, half of which is distributed to farmers. This program was developed and implemented to allow ADM Cocoa to work with cooperatives in order to benefit farmers and communities where they work and live.
ADM applauds the SERAP team: Abdrahamane Bathily, Jean-Edmond Adou, Alain Fredericq, David Loue, Hugues Méda and Faustin N’Guessan.
ADM is one of the world’s leading processors of cocoa and has operated ADM Cocoa Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa for almost 10 years. Two entities operate on this site: ADM COCOA SIFCA, which purchases and exports cocoa beans; and UNICAO, where beans are processed for cocoa, liquor, butter and cake. ADM employees 517 people at the Cocoa SIFCA and UNICAO operations.
ADM turns the harvest into products that help meet the world’s growing need for food and alternative fuels. We purchase, store, transport, and process crops including corn, wheat, cocoa, soybeans and canola. In big cities and small towns across the globe, the 27,000 men and women of ADM work together to safely produce quality food ingredients, animal feeds, biofuels and renewable chemicals. We are committed to the responsible, sustainable development of agriculture throughout the world.