ADM Recognized for Outstanding Sustainability Leadership
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has awarded its 2018 Collaboration of the Year Award to Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), General Mills and Agrible for their work on the Southern Plains Wheat Fieldprint® Project, which helps farmers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri to measure and improve natural resource management efficiency for winter wheat production.
“We’re honored to receive this recognition for our work to help farmers enhance the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses,” said ADM Chief Sustainability Officer Alison Taylor. “The Southern Plains Wheat Fieldprint Project is a great fit for us, helping advance all four of our sustainability pillars: mitigating climate change, protecting natural resources, creating business alliances and enhancing employee and community well-being.”
Field to Market—a group of more than 140 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain—presents its Sustainability Leadership Awards annually to farmers and organizations who demonstrate outstanding leadership through their efforts to advance continuous improvement in the sustainability of U.S. agriculture.
The Southern Plains Wheat Fieldprint® Project includes 99 participating growers with 176,000 acres enrolled in its second year. Participating growers have made great strides over the past two years in soil improvements and input reduction, resulting in significant emissions reductions; 140,390 gallons of diesel fuel saved; and a 10 percent increase in crop yields. Equally as important, the program has created ongoing dialogue and a platform for growers to share their stories with consumers, facilitated by ADM.
“The pressing challenges facing agriculture and the environment are too big for any organization to solve alone, underscoring the importance of collaboration to deliver solutions at the scale and pace needed,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. “Together, ADM, General Mills and Agrible are helping contribute to a more profitable, resilient and transparent agricultural supply chain by helping farmers quantify and measure continuous improvement in soil health and water conservation and explore practices that build resiliency.”
Learn more at www.fieldtomarket.org/awards.
About Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 140 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion.
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 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 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.
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