In 2019, ADM announced commitments to reduce water intensity by 10% and achieve a 90% landfill diversion rate by 2035 as part of an aggressive plan to continue to reduce the company’s environmental footprint.
The commitments were announced as part of the company’s Corporate Sustainability Report, which also includes updates on ADM’s overall sustainability journey.
Earlier this year, ADM announced plans to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and energy intensity by 15 percent during the same timeframe. In addition, ADM will develop water reduction plans for high-risk and water-scarce areas.
The new targets align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and will be achieved through reusing and recycling water, and finding alternative uses for waste. They follow 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. As detailed in the Corporate Sustainability Report, ADM achieved all of these benchmarks ahead of schedule.