At ADM, we believe in the concept of shared value creation. ADM’s corporate social investment program, ADM Cares, aligns corporate giving with our business strategies and sustainability objectives. Through the program, we work to sustain and strengthen our commitment to communities where we work, live, and operate by directing funding to initiatives and organizations driving meaningful social, economic, and environmental progress.
The ADM Cares team evaluates potential projects submitted for funding to ensure they meet eligibility criteria, such as initiatives that support education, food security and hunger relief, or safe, responsible, and environmentally sound agricultural practices in critical growing regions around the world. The impacts from projects receiving ADM Cares support are measured through biannual outcome reports to allow for ongoing community needs assessments and to ensure critical issues are addressed.
ADM Cares grants target three focus areas that align with ADM’s mission of feeding the world: sustainability, hunger relief, and education, with a focus on agricultural education and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. In addition to these focus areas, ADM Cares programs advance ADM’s sustainability goals, with special attention to partnerships that advance. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aligned with ADM’s sustainability and business objectives. Specifically, ADM Cares partnerships will support Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 15: Life on Land, sustaining and strengthening communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that are driving meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. ADM Cares optimizes our social impacts around the world through partnerships that advance multiple ADM Cares focus areas, while advancing several of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through these partnerships, we are able to exponentially leverage our philanthropy to make a meaningful impact in the lives of many around the world.