Chicago, IL—3BL Media has named ADM to its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies, according to a press release.

The ranking is based on 141 ESG transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance. All Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, the press release explains.

Corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Data and information used is from March 6, 2019 to March 13, 2020. There is no fee for companies to be included in 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

ADMrecently announcednew goals to reduce the company’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity, after meeting their original plans several years ahead of schedule. They were ranked #57. The full listcan be viewed here.
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“At ADM, we are committed to driving change through good practices, progressive solutions and mindful actions that make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano in the press release. “We are proud to be recognized for our continuing efforts to advance our values and execute on our commitments as we continue our work to provide access to nutrition worldwide.”

“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decade means we need all companies to embed ESG issues into their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “The best corporate citizens of 2020 are leaders, demonstrating how transparency, ambitious goals, robust strategies and accounting for all stakeholders builds business and social value.”