ADM has reached net carbon neutral status for its U.S. flour milling operations. The company has 22 mills around the U.S. that process wheat, sorghum and corn into flour.
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ADM credits the achievement to a combination of energy efficiencies, purchase of renewable energy certificates and sequestration of carbon dioxide at the company’s commercial carbon capture and storage facility.
According to the 2020 Euromonitor International Lifestyle Survey, 68% of consumers are worried about climate change, 37% are cutting their personal carbon emissions, 22% are offsetting their carbon footprint and 67% support carbon labeling.
ADM’s Strive 35 targets include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and energy intensity by 15% by 2035, against a 2019 baseline.
Tedd Kruse, president, Milling & Baking Solutions, says, “Consumers increasingly expect their food to come from companies that share their values. ADM is proud of our position as a trusted and capable partner in delivering responsibly and sustainably sourced ingredients that meet heightened consumer expectations. We know that our downstream customers are interested in reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chains, and we are eager to help them meet their goals with our net carbon neutral milling network.”
Chris Cuddy, ADM senior vice president and president of Carbohydrate Solutions, says, “Transitioning to cleaner energy is a major focus for ADM as we work toward our 2035 environmental goals and support the transition to a lower-carbon economy. By lowering the emissions of our operations, we are helping our customers advance their sustainability commitments as well.”