In May 2009, Archer Daniels Midland Company Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Patricia Woertz accepted the Foreign Policy Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award on behalf of the Company’s 28,000 employees during a ceremony in New York City.
The award, which honors individuals and companies for demonstrating exceptional corporate citizenship in the communities they serve, recognizes the meaningful role the Company has played in furthering economic, social and environmental progress through the alignment of its corporate strategy and social investments. The association, founded in 1918, is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. It serves as a catalyst for developing awareness and understanding of — and providing informed opinions on — global issues.
“At a time when customers, consumers, policymakers and investors are concerned about the sustainability of the economic model, our environment and the values system that guides business behaviors, we in the corporate sector have before us an unprecedented opportunity to marshal our human and financial resources to make this world—our world—a better, safer and healthier place,” Woertz said at the May event.