Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guideline (G3) was used to prepare this report.  ADM does not yet declare a GRI reporting level, but we are gathering the necessary metrics and expanding our efforts to meet many GRI reporting recommendations.

GRI Indicators

1. Strategy and Analysis
  1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (Letter from the Chairman)
2. Organizational Profile
  2.1 Name of the organization.
  2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services.
  2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
  2.4 Location of organization's headquarters.
  2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.
  2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form
  2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).
  2.8 Scale of the reporting organization.
  2.10 Awards received in the reporting period.
3. Report Parameters
  3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.
  3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any).
  3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biannual, etc.)
  3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
  3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers).
4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement
  4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.
  4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.
  4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.
  4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.
  4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
  EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.
  EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.
  EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
  EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.
  EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
  EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.
  EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
  EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
  EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work
  LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.
  LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region.
Social: Human Rights
  HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.
Social: Product Responsibility
  PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.

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