ADM employees volunteered more than 840 hours this year to help clean vital waterways
Eighth year ADM has worked with Living Lands & Waters
DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced a donation of
$375,000 to Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit organization that
promotes the health and vitality of the nation’s inland waterways.
Since 2004, ADM has supported Living Lands & Waters through ADM Cares,
the company’s social-investment program. This year in addition to the
company’s financial support, more than 300 ADM employees volunteered to
participate in Living Lands & Waters river cleanup events along the
Mississippi River and other major U.S. waterways.
“Cleaner waterways are not only important for the numerous communities
along our nation’s river system, they are important for the U.S.
agriculture industry as a whole,” said Jeff Becker, ADM’s vice
president, North American Grain Operations. “We rely on the Mississippi
River to transport products from America’s Heartland to consumers all
around the world, and we are proud to support the efforts of Living
Lands & Waters to help clean up and restore our nation’s waterways.”
“I have been very proud and fortunate to be able to work with so many
enthusiastic ADM employees in so many different towns and states over
the years. Their continued support of our efforts is vital for our
rivers and Living Lands & Waters,” said Chad Pregracke, founder of
Living Lands & Waters.
About Livings Lands & Waters
Living Lands & Waters is a
501(c)(3) environmental organization established by Chad Pregracke in
1998 and headquartered in East Moline, Ill. Living Lands & waters
conducts a variety of initiatives including Community River Cleanups,
Big River Educational Workshops, the MillionTrees Project, the
Riverbottom Forest Restoration Project and Adopt-a-River Mile.
For more than a century, the people of Archer
Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products
that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe
convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal
feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants,
420 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop
transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in
more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its
products, visit www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jackie Anderson, 217-424-5413