No-Deforestation, No-Peat and No-Exploitation Implementation
In May 2015, we announced our new Commitment to No-Deforestation, which includes provisions related to no-deforestation, no expansion on peat and no exploitation with a focus on our palm and soy supply chains. The commitment aims to leverage the company’s role as a major buyer of crops to help create more sustainable, traceable agricultural supply chains that protect high carbon stock forests, important natural ecosystems and peatlands, as well as the human rights of individuals along the agricultural value chain. ADM has partnered with The Forest Trust (TFT) to implement the policy.
Together with TFT, ADM made significant progress toward those goals in 2015. The company mapped its palm oil footprint, established baseline traceability scores, and completed a review of all of its direct suppliers.
On the soy side, ADM is working to identify regions of high risk, establish baseline scores, and review all of its suppliers in order to create a detailed action plan for working with them to achieve the company’s goals.
For more information about ADM’s progress related to palm oil, click here.
For more information about ADM’s progress related to soy, click here.