Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ADM Honored for Innovative Environmental Efforts

GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company awarded Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) with the 2007 global ecomagination Leadership Award for its innovative environmental efforts.

ADM’s Decatur, Illinois corn plant, which processes corn for food, feed, industrial products, and biofuel, implemented over a decade ago a sustainable water management program, conserving 150 million gallons of water each year and realizing $1 million in annual operational savings.

According to Jeff Garwood, presidents and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies, “Healthy water sources are essential for healthy communities, industries and agriculture production. ADM is an excellent example of how small changes can result in big wins for both the environment and business.”

ADM’s Decatur corn plant manager, Bill Manley noted, "At ADM, we know that taking a sustainable business approach doesn’t just benefit our environment and communities, it benefits our company as well. Our Decatur site has been reusing wastewater for more than a decade. And this year alone we’ve reused and captured over 150 million gallons of wastewater. Our innovative water conservation and treatment strategy brought a million dollars in operational savings, as well."

Source: GE Ecomagination Leadership Award (pdf)

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