Members make far-reaching commitments to respect people and nature in their supply chains. They work with us on an ongoing journey of improvement and innovation. See our Member Handbook for more about TFT membership.
ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company) is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers. It has more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company’s global value chain includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, and a world-premier crop transportation network. A major focus of the company is processing cereal grains and oilseeds into products used in food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses worldwide.
As part of their TFT membership, ADM is partnering with TFT to map their global supply chains for palm oil and soy. The aim is to assess where there may be risks related to deforestation, peat destruction, or Human Rights violations. The next step is to develop pragmatic action plans to address those risks. As one of the world’s largest providers of cereals and oilseeds, this work has the potential to provide palm oil and soy free from deforestation to markets around the world. It is likely have a significant impact on practices in both Asia and Latin America.
ADM is not a grower of crops, but a significant buyer and trader. It works independently and with industry partners and other stakeholders to improve the quality of crops in the global supply chain, the lives of farmers and communities that grow them, and the environment in which they are grown. These aspirations are advanced through policies and commitments focused on palm and soy supply chains. The new commitment includes protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas, respect for Human Rights, including workers’ rights and the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to operations on lands to which they hold legal or customary rights.