ADM today announced an ambitious new plan to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and its energy intensity by 15% by 2035.
The new goals follow on ADM’s original “15×20” plan, unveiled in 2011, in which the company committed to per-unit improvements in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste to landfill by 2020. After meeting those goals ahead of schedule, ADM engaged WSP Global, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services firms, to conduct an in-depth feasibility study to help shape a new set of commitments to combat climate change. WSP’s study, which can be read here, identified several pathways toward success, including:
- Purchasing renewable electricity;
- Increasing use of biomass fuels;
- Transportation fleet changes; and
- Equipment changes in some locations.