ADM Advances Environmental Goals
New report details reductions per unit of production in energy, emissions and
DECATUR, Ill. -- October 14, 2013
A companywide campaign to curb emissions, reduce energy use and decrease water
consumption is showing early results at Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM), according to the company’s newly released Corporate Responsibility
Between 2010 and 2012, implementation of energy-saving projects generated an
estimated 4.3 percent reduction in ADM’s total energy consumption and a 2.6
percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, both on a
per-unit-of-production basis. This progress puts the company on-track to
achieve its goal of a 15 percent reduction in both areas by 2020.
The report also notes that from 2008 to 2012, ADM reduced water use 11.8
percent at the six U.S. corn-processing facilities responsible for 70 percent
of its global water consumption. The company has committed to a 15 percent
reduction per unit of production by 2018.
“ADM’s dual focus on Operational Excellence and on serving vital needs in a
sustainable way is improving our environmental profile,” said Matt Jansen,
senior vice president and president, ADM Oilseeds, who chairs the company’s
sustainability committee. “We’re pleased at the results we’ve been able to
deliver so far, and we think prospects are excellent for continued
In addition to environmental data, the new report provides detailed background
on the company’s ongoing work to ensure more sustainable supply chains for
palm oil, soybeans and cocoa. It offers an overview of company innovations in
areas ranging from renewable chemicals to greener tugboats and more
fuel-efficient road and rail transportation. And, it details many of the
projects and organizations the company’s social-investment program, ADM Cares,
has supported with $44 million in contributions since 2009.
The report is available at www.adm.com/responsibility.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today,
30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa
into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more
than 265 processing plants, 460 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s
premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home
in more than 140 countries. For more information about ADM and its products,
Archer Daniels Midland Company
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