ADM has made progress toward its goals to reduce its use of energy, water, emissions and waste per unit of production.
ADM said it has reduced energy intensity 22% since 2010, and water intensity has declined 18% since 2008. Both of those figures put the company ahead of its goal of achieving a 15% reduction in each area by the years 2020 and 2018, respectively, ADM said.
Meanwhile, carbon emissions have been cut 11% per unit of production since 2010, putting the company on track to reach its goal of a 15% intensity reduction by 2020. ADM also has implemented pilot projects to capitalize on waste reduction and recycling opportunities.
|Juan Luciano, chairman and CEO of ADM.|
Also in the report, ADM offered insight into its supply chain and operations, and also provided its stance on bioengineered ingredients.
“ADM supports a wide variety of technologies that can help farmers do more with less,” the company said. “This issue is a critical goal for agriculture; new technologies and products are key in the effort to feed a growing global population while limiting increased use of farmland and water. We also recognize and respect our customers’ desire for options. We work to meet our customers’ need for identity-preserved crops and products. Because of our vertical integration, we have developed — for certain product lines — systems that track and preserve crop identity from seed to factory to finished product to make such options available for our customers.”