Improving the energy efficiency of ADM operations around the world:  Between 2010 and 2015, we will work to achieve a 10 percent companywide improvement in energy efficiency through a series of targeted initiatives intended to reduce our usage, including plant equipment upgrades and conservation programs. This added efficiency will build on the savings already achieved by ADM's Corn business unit, which has reduced the energy needed to process a bushel of corn by 38 percent since the year 2000.
Achieving reductions in plant emissions:  By the end of our 2010 fiscal year, ADM was 75 percent of the way to our 10-year target of reducing approximately 63,000 tons of emissions of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter from our plants by 2012. 
Developing tools to enhance water efficiency:  In 2010, ADM completed development of a data-collection system for tracking companywide water consumption and discharge.  In 2011, we will work to account for 95 percent of all water use, establish metrics for analysis and reporting, and set improvement goals.
Promoting responsible management of waste:  ADM's Environmental Leadership Team has developed a global waste-management program to reduce waste and promote reuse and recycling opportunities at ADM facilities. A pilot project is currently under way, with an expanded rollout planned for 2011. 
Expanding research to validate the potential of carbon sequestration:  ADM and its project partners at the Illinois State Geological Survey and Schlumberger Carbon Services continued work on a large-scale carbon sequestration pilot project and were awarded funding for a commercial-scale demonstration project.  In total, 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide captured from manufacturing processes – equivalent to the annual emissions from 715,000 automobiles – will be permanently stored in a large underground geologic formation.


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