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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is involved in the origination and processing of agricultural commodities, and in the manufacturing, sale and distribution of specialty food and feed products and ingredients. Founded in 1902 as Daniel Linseed Company and incorporated as Archer Daniels Midland in 1923, today ADM is among the world's largest commodity traders. Its business is divided into three segments - Ag Services and Oilseeds, Carbohydrate Solutions and Nutrition - with activities spanning more than 50 countries across six continents. Soybeans and derivative products account for approximately 30% of the company's total revenue.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 /10 #88


#1 15.0 /30 #15


#1 5.6 /30 #96

Social inclusion

#1 14.0 /30 #22
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #11

Segment ranking summary

ADM ranks 11th in the agricultural products and commodities segment of the Food and Agriculture Benchmark. Relative to its segment peers, the company performs well on social inclusion, in particular on the topic of farmer productivity and resilience. While the agricultural commodities sector arguably does not have a direct impact on nutrition, ADM is outperformed by many of its peers on this topic. However, within the environment measurement area, ADM ranks second in its segment, demonstrating leadership on GHG emissions, deforestation, sustainable agriculture and water use.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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