As we begin our third annual Global Safety Week May 11-15, ADM is pleased to recognize our extraordinary employees around the world for their continued efforts to stay safe every day.
During Global Safety Week, colleagues in all ADM global locations renew their commitment to zero injuries, zero incidents by sharing ideas and concerns and learning safe practices from one another. Since launching Global Safety Week three years ago, ADM’s safety performance has improved each year, with nearly 450 locations across the globe achieving zero lost workday incidents last year.
“During Global Safety Week 2009, we’ll reinforce the belief that Zero is Possible,” said Pete Taschner, vice president, safety and health. “We will also encourage employees to look out for one another and take responsibility for their own safety both at work and at home.”
Here in Decatur and around the world, we will accelerate our journey to zero incidents through a new Values-Based Safety® program which encourages safe behavior through positive feedback. Over the next three years, more than 40,000 employees and contractors will participate in this program—the largest worldwide safety initiative ever launched by ADM.
Thank you to all our ADM teams for their efforts to build a strong safety culture and keeping themselves, their colleagues and their families safe. Zero is possible.
Decatur has been home to the ADM Corporate Headquarters since 1969. Within the community, ADM has over 50 locations and employs more than 4,600 people. ADM operates the world’s largest corn processing plant in Decatur, which produces an array of products including corn oil, corn gluten feed and meal and corn-based sweeteners. The Decatur soybean plant produces soy-based products ranging from soy flour and grits, to soy proteins and isoflavones. Over 70% of ADM’s Decatur location worked safely without a lost work day incident last year.
Every day, the 27,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 240 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries.