CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — ADM, which has made sustainability a pillar of its corporate growth strategy, has been honored by the 2022 SEAL Business Awards for expanding its regenerative agriculture programs supporting farmers across North America.

The SEAL (sustainability, environmental, achievement and leadership) Awards is an awards-driven advocacy organization launched in 2017. ADM won the 2022 Environmental Initiatives category, granted by a panel of environmental and energy industry experts, that recognizes exceptional programs or initiatives that push the frontier on environmental leadership and progress.

ADM’s project, “Providing Economic and Sustainable Solutions Through Regenerative Agriculture,” expands on ADM’s long-term commitment to support growers in their transition to regenerative agriculture.

In 2022, ADM launched a number of projects and partnerships, including with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, PepsiCo, and the Farmers Business Network, that equip North American farmers with financial, technical and educational resources to support regenerative farming. This work builds on years of progress ADM has made in supporting farmers in their transition to regenerative agriculture. 

“ADM is uniquely positioned to partner with growers and customers alike to create value for participants across the value chains in which we operate while helping secure a more sustainable future,” said Alison Taylor, chief sustainability officer at ADM. “We’re proud to continue to expand our partnership with growers, providing valuable support to enhance farm-level sustainability and helping their businesses grow and succeed while simultaneously advancing Scope 3 emissions goals for both ADM and our customers.”

ADM’s regenerative agriculture programs support farm economics while helping reduce supply chain impacts and protect local biodiversity. In 2023, ADM plans to enroll more than 1,000 growers in regenerative programs covering 1 million acres in North America. This project also will curb emissions by driving carbon reduction and sequestration of 300,000 tonnes of CO2e.