Ingredients manufacturer, ADM, has committed to a raft of new sustainability measures to curb emissions and energy consumption after meeting its original climate goals.
The company’s new sustainability goals follow on from its ‘15×20’ plan unveiled in 2011 which saw it commit to per-unit improvements in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste to landfill by 2020.
Having met these goals ahead of schedule, the company engaged engineering professional services firm, WSP Global, to conduct an in-depth feasibility study to help shape a new set of commitments to combat climate change.
That study identified several pathways towards success including: purchasing renewable energy, increasing the use of biomass fuels; transpiration fleet changes, and equipment changes in some locations.
These new plans sees the company commit to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and its energy intensity by 15% by 2035.
“Our new goals are ambitious yet achievable,” said ADM’s Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano.
“The greenhouse gas emissions we’ll save will be the equivalent of those from charging every single smart phone on the planet 250 times.
“This is going to have a real impact, and is a key way in which we’re going to continue to give our customers an edge in meeting the market challenges of today and tomorrow.”