Archer Daniels Midland
Turns crops such as corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into food ingredients, animal feeds, and agriculturally derived fuels and chemicals.
|Archer Daniels Midland Company||USA||website|
|Archer Daniels Midland Company|
Inducted into Corporate Accountability International's Corporate Hall of Shame 2008 for making Indonesia the world's worst contributor to global warming (after the U.S. and China) through its clearing of endangered forests and wildlife habitat for palm oil plantations.
[Source 2008][More on Forests]
In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 16/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 20-29 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
This agribusiness giant buys palm oil sourced from pristine forests which are clear-cut and burned to accommodate the expansion of palm oil plantations, contributing heavily to global climate change, species extinction, and the displacement of Indigenous and local communities. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2008][More on Palm Oil]
ADM's major forays into new markets, including cocoa and palm oil, are raising concerns. They center on the impacts of the global food conglomerate's supply chain, and on charges of complicity in forced child labor and massive deforestation. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Palm Oil]
Anti-Slavery International is calling on cocoa traders Cargill, ADM and Barry Callebaut to increase their efforts to end child slavery in the industry, particularly in the Ivory Coast. These big multinational commodity trading companies buy cocoa sourced from Ivorian cocoa farms where children in slavery are frequently found, and export it to the global brands which make and sell chocolate worldwide. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Workers Rights]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 3/5.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 54.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$69.2 billion in 2009|
|# Employees||28,200 in 2009 in World|
|Subsidiaries||ADM Australia Pty Ltd
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Products / BrandsGoodman Fielder
Atlantic Bakery Bread
Cornwells Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Country Life Bread
Country Split Bread
Crisco Cooking Oil
Defiance Flour & Bread Mix
Defiance Pudding & Custard
Donna Hay Cake Mix
ETA Cooking Oil
ETA Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
ETA Tomato/BBQ Sauce
ETA Butter & Margarine
Frymasta Butter & Margarine
Gold'nCanola Cooking Oil
Gold'nCanola Butter & Margarine
Helgas Flat Bread
Holbrooks Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Kream Flour & Bread Mix
La Famiglia Bread
Logicol Butter & Margarine
Meadow Lea Butter & Margarine
Mighty Soft Bread
Nature's Fresh Bread
Olive Grove Australian Extra Virgin certified Olive Oil
Olive Grove Butter & Margarine
One Night in Mexico Mexican
Pampas Frozen Desserts/Fruit
Pampas Frozen Pastry
Paul Newman's Own Pasta Sauce
Paul Newman's Own Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
Pavlova Magic Cake Mix
Pavlova Magic Pudding & Custard
Praise Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
Supafry Butter & Margarine
Weight Watchers Butter & Margarine
White Wings some products certified organic Flour & Bread Mix
White Wings Pudding & Custard
White Wings Cake Mix
White Wings Gravy
Wonder White Bread
Wonder Wholemeal Bread
Wonder Wraps Flat Bread
Hockey rejects ADM bid
29th Nov 2013 — TREASURER Joe Hockey has rejected US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) $3.4 billion bid to takeover eastern Australia's biggest grain handler, GrainCorp. Mr Hockey announced his decision at a press conference this morning in Sydney, saying that now was "not the right time" for a 100 per cent foreign acquisition of a key Australian business like GrainCorp. [source]
ADM's GrainCorp takeover could hurt competition
19th Nov 2013 — As Treasurer Joe Hockey weighs the arguments over the takeover bid of GrainCorp, one of the oldest farm organisations in the US has warned that increased concentration in the industry will be bad news for Australian farmers. The National Farmers Union says it has watched the negative impact of foreign takeovers in its own country, and says Australia should reject the deal offered by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). But the American growers who deal daily with the company say it is the only way to make the most of a booming global demand. [source]