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Sustainability. It's in our nature.

ADM is the bridge between the producer on the farm and the consumer-facing brands on our tables. Consumers around the world have made it clear that they expect their food and drink to come from sustainable ingredients, produced by companies that share their values like we do.

We are working across our own operations and leveraging our role as a major merchandiser of sustainable crops. We are focused on sustainable farming practices, traceability, and energy efficiency. Upstream, through our sustainable procurement policies and engagement with growers, ADM helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance sustainable agriculture practices.

Downstream, ADM researchers are innovating bio-based material solutions and building a portfolio of sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based products.

We are committed to leveraging our critical role in the supply chain to help create a more resilient and sustainable global food system. Learn more about our journey here.

Goals, Targets and KPIs

The United Nations Development Programme created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs provide clear guidelines and targets for countries and governments, although industry still has a vital role to help achieve these goals. At ADM, we have undertaken a mapping exercise to determine which SDGs align with our business objectives and in turn, allow us to make the greatest contribution toward achievement. Specifically, we are focusing our efforts toward Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Climate Action, and Life On Land.

Below are highlights of some of our activities that support our commitment to these SDGs, as well as some of our other company goals.

New Commitments

ADM is fully committed to ending deforestation, preserving biodiversity and conserving resources in our operations and supply chain. In March 2021, we released our new Policy to Protect Forests, Biodiversity and Communities and a target date to eliminate deforestation in our supply chains. Also, to ensure we are charting a path to achieve our Strive35 goals, we set 5-year targets to measure our progress against these longer-term goals.

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Strive 35 Environmental Goals

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Soy

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Palm

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Sustainable Agriculture

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Operational and People Matters

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