ADM is celebrating its 120th anniversary, formally known as Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.
ADM was incorporated on September 30, 1902, in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a regional linseed oil business. Today, ADM—with 41,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries—is a global agricultural supply chain manager and processor, a human and animal nutrition company, producing solutions to support healthier living, replace petroleum-based products and improve sustainability.
To celebrate the milestone, ADM conducted a Fight Hunger Challenge to bring employees together around the world to raise money for hunger relief. As a result, ADM Cares has donated 1.2 million meals in partnership with the World Food Program, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
Juan Luciano, chairman and CEO, said, “Over the past 120 years, our company has evolved from a regional startup into an irreplaceable leader providing needed nutrition to billions around the globe. We’ve transformed at many moments along the way but unlocking the power of nature to enrich lives has always been at the heart of everything we do. Every day, our 41,000 colleagues demonstrate our purpose and our values, not only by feeding the world, but by building a stronger, better future, whether through innovations in sustainability, or our commitment to the communities where we work and live. I’m proud of the work they’ve done and the journey we’ve taken together, and I’m excited about our bright future.”