Logo

ADM announces new policy to protect forests, biodiversity and communities

ADM’s commitment to sustainable, ethical and responsible production with the release of a new policy to protect forests, biodiversity and communities is a step towards building a more resilient and sustainable food system

AF FEAG ADMADM announces new policy to protect forests, biodiversity and communities. (Image source: Adobe stock)

ADM’s chairman and CEO, Juan Luciano, said, “ADM is the bridge between the producer on the farm and the consumer-facing brands on our tables, and we are in the unique position to influence sustainable practices across the entire supply chain. “

“As we carry out our mission to unlock the power of nature to enrich lives, we recognise the critical role natural resources play in the future of our planet. We are fully committed to ending deforestation and to preserving biodiversity and water resources in our supply chain. This new policy reaffirms ADM’s commitment to responsible sourcing and will help us further reduce the impact of our operations and supply chain, and continue to hold our suppliers to high standards,” Luciano added. 

The new policy includes provisions that promote conservation of water resources and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, also provide solutions to reduce climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, and support agriculture as a means to advance sustainable development by reducing poverty and increasing food security.  The policy also confirms ADM’s commitment to protect human rights defenders, whistleblowers, complainants, and community spokespersons. 

ADM publishes supply chain-specific action plans and biannual progress reports focused on palm oil and South American soy, which contain specific milestones and data on the company’s continued progress toward meeting ADM’s sustainability goals. ADM to continue its study on how the company can increase the scale, pace and rigor of its efforts to eliminate deforestation and native vegetation conversion in its supply chains and issue a report on the subject by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

 


LATEST NEWS IN Agriculture

USAID and NASA renew partnership to address development and humanitarian challenges

USAID and NASA renew partnership to addr…

On 4 November, Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to renew...

Norway promises top-up contribution of urgently needed climate finance

Norway promises top-up contribution of u…

On 9 November 2022, Norway, as part of a commitment to triple its support to climate adaptation by 2026, has pledged an additional US$9.5mn contribution of urgently needed climate finance...

Better Cotton signs partnership agreement with IDH and CotonChad

Better Cotton signs partnership agreemen…

Better Cotton recently signed a multi-stakeholder Letter of Intent to participate in the landscape approach, developed with local stakeholders in Chad in conjunction with IDH, intending to work towards improving...

NFU president Minette Batters appointed as ambassador of Farm Africa

NFU president Minette Batters appointed …

Farm Africa, a charity that promotes sustainable agricultural practices, strengthens markets and protects the environment in rural eastern Africa, has announced the appointment of NFU president Minette Batters as an...

AfDB grants US$63.38mn loan to implement agro-processing project in Senegal

AfDB grants US$63.38mn loan to implement…

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Abidjan has approved a loan of US$63.38mn to Senegal to implement the Agropole-Centre agro-industrial processing zone project

Farming innovations which help conserve nature and create jobs

Farming innovations which help conserve …

On World Food Day, farmers in the UK and globally showed how innovative farming methods and techniques can improve lives, help meet global climate targets and produce food without harming...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Agriculture

US$74mn to be invested for AgriTech Hub on Roslin institute's campus

US$74mn to be invested for AgriTech Hub …

The Roslin Institute has received strategic investment funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and it is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary...

Ethiopian Government gets tough on dormant commercial farms

Ethiopian Government gets tough on dorma…

Commercial farm developers who occupy land in three regions of the country have received warnings for leaving the land underutilised

Egypt to exchange cotton for wheat from Ukraine

Egypt to exchange cotton for wheat from …

Egypt and Ukraine have reached a deal under which Egypt will give Ukraine long staple cotton in return for wheat

ACTESA heads biotechnology and biosafety agenda

ACTESA heads biotechnology and biosafety…

The completion of the regional biosafety policies and guidelines has entered into the final stages with plans to develop a regional long-term programme in Africa

International Day of Plant Health to be observed annually: FAO

International Day of Plant Health to be …

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed a UN decision to establish an annual International Day of Plant Health, an issue said to be critical...

Moving beyond subsistence farming in Sierra Leone

Moving beyond subsistence farming in Sie…

The FAO  is working with the Government of Sierra Leone to make sure farmers have better access to quality seeds, fertilizers, machinery and training

IFAD calls for smallholder farmers to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges

IFAD calls for smallholder farmers to be…

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze, has called for smallholder farmers from across Africa to be placed at the centre of sector exchanges in order to...

AfDB and AGRA partner to boost African agriculture

AfDB and AGRA partner to boost African a…

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have announced a partnership to address Africa’s agricultural issues

Spur in agricultural activities as highway opens up northern Togo

Spur in agricultural activities as highw…

The 120-metre Alemondji bridge has been built as part of the renovation of the roads on the CU9 corridor linking Lomé, Cinkansé and Ouagadougou, ensuring improved agricultural market access for...

Oil palm plantation yields profit potential

Oil palm plantation yields profit potent…

  Commitment to seed development and oil palm production in the DRC, based on decades of breeding experience and local skills

IFC partners with OCP Africa to strengthen the rice sectors in Côte d’Ivoire and millet in Senegal

IFC partners with OCP Africa to strength…

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group, to strengthen the rice sector in Côte...

Common farming practices drain the soil of carbon: Rothamsted Research

Common farming practices drain the soil …

Rothamsted Research scientists have demonstrated that common farming practices drain the soil of carbon, altering the structure of soils’ microscopic habitat and the genetics of microbes living within it

Prev Next

Template Design © Joomla Templates | GavickPro. All rights reserved.