Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is ADM doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 43

ADM has a DitchCarbon Score of 43 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and better alignment with environmental sustainability goals.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

ADM operates within the food industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The company ADM, located in the United States, benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, which positively impacts its sustainability profile. Operating in an area with low carbon intensity suggests that ADM’s operations are likely to have a smaller carbon footprint, aligning with broader environmental goals.

...this company is doing 7.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Chicago, Archer Daniels Midland Company, commonly known as ADM, operates in the food industry as a global leader in agricultural processing and food ingredient provision. With a workforce of over 32,000 employees, ADM serves an international market across more than 160 countries. The company boasts an extensive value chain, including 500 crop procurement locations and 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, catering to food, animal feed, industrial, and energy sectors.

Good news, ADM has committed to science-based climate targets

ADM has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly lower its carbon footprint across its operations and value chain.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

ADM should consider enhancing their machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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