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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 Environmental Goals

After meeting our “15x20” environmental goals ahead of schedule, we engaged WSP Global to conduct an in-depth feasibility study to help shape an ambitious new set of goals to further reduce our environmental footprint.

New environmental goals chartClick to enlarge

“15x20” Environmental Goals

"15x20" environmental goal tableClick to enlarge

Palm Action Plans

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Soy Action Plans

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Sustainable Agriculture

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Operational and People Matters

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