We know that the health of our natural resources is critical to our future, and that our commitment to sustainable practices will result in a stronger ADM and a better world. ADM is committed to meeting its environmental obligations, while pursuing ways to continually improve our efforts in both protecting the environment and enhancing environmental sustainability.
We have a large industrial footprint and believe it is important to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to our business activities and the entire agricultural supply chain. We use internal and external resources to identify opportunities and take action to reduce our GHG emissions globally to meet our commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change.
In 2020, we engaged with a leading engineering professional services firm to conduct an in-depth carbon reduction feasibility study and help us shape our new set of goals to combat climate change. Our new environmental goals, collectively called “Strive 35” – an ambitious plan to, by 2035, reduce absolute GHG emissions by 25 percent, reduce energy intensity by 15 percent, reduce water intensity by 10 percent, and achieve a 90 percent landfill diversion rate. We also committed to develop a global strategy focused on improving community wellbeing in priority watersheds, including water-stressed areas, by 2025.