- Company advancing traceability goals, continuing to reduce water, energy, emissions intensity
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today issued its 2016
Corporate Sustainability Report, which details significant progress in
areas ranging from energy and water efficiency to the traceability of
the company’s palm and soy supply chains.
“In 2016, we made significant advancements in our social and
environmental goals, reflecting how we run our business and make a
productive contribution to society,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Juan
Luciano. “We are addressing some of the world’s most urgent needs by
improving our energy and water efficiency, implementing initiatives to
ensure a sustainable global supply chain, enforcing human rights, and
investing in local economies where ADM operates.”
The report, available at www.adm.com/sustainability,
details a wide range of achievements:
ADM has reached its stated goal in palm oil traceability, achieving 98
percent traceability for palm oil and 95.5 percent for palm kernel oil.
The company has completed a soybean sourcing analysis for Paraguay,
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia; advanced its efforts to map
soy sourcing systems and processes in Brazil and Paraguay; and is
working to identify and test methodology and monitoring tools to
implement a viable system to detect deforestation of native vegetation.
Since 2010, the company has reduced energy intensity by 25 percent and
emissions by 11 percent on a per-unit-of-production basis.
Since 2008, ADM has reduced water usage by 24 percent on a
As part of its Respect for Human Rights policy implementation, the
company instituted site visits and training programs in Paraguay,
Brazil, and India.
In 2016, ADM contributed more than $11 million to charitable causes.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company
(NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital
needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest
agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with
approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160
countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500
crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38
innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network,
we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal
feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company