Partnering to Help a Customer Keep a Key Sustainability Commitment

ADM is among the world's largest soybean originators and processors. Following are recent highlights of our work to foster a more sustainable soy supply chain.

160,000 = Documented acres of sustainably cultivated soybeans sourced in 2014 through our Field to Market collaboration with Unilever.

200,000 = Documented acres of sustainably cultivated soybeans sourced since the program began in 2013.

In recent years, several certification bodies— including the Round Table on Responsible Soy and the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification—have emerged to establish standards for the sustainable production and sourcing of soy meal and soy oil. In North America, no such program or system has yet gained widespread acceptance. Therefore, we work in innovative partnership with companies that want to procure sustainably sourced soy.

For instance, ADM has teamed with Unilever, the WWF, the United Soybean Board, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Field To Market sustainable agriculture initiative to ensure that the oil used in Unilever’s Hellmann’s Mayonnaise brand is sustainably sourced. Using Field to Market’s Fieldprint Calculator, which enables growers to analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency, our companies have been able to secure soybeans from Midwest farms that satisfy Unilever’s stringent sustainability requirements, and meet its commitment to customers.


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