ADM has a foundational culture of innovation and collaboration that has helped it thrive and grow for 120 years. Today we have nearly 40,000 employees across 850 global facilities and operate a supply chain that stretches from farmland to the food on tables around the world. This requires a highly integrated and agile workforce. We work every day with farmers to help drive sustainable growing practices and collaborate with the world’s best-known food and beverage companies to innovate new nutrition solutions for consumers. Within ADM, we pride ourselves on teamwork, processes, and technology that break down boundaries to ensure we are serving our customers and the world in the most efficient ways possible to achieve breakthrough results.
ADM has been helping to solve global nutrition challenges for more than 120 years and is at the forefront of driving sustainable innovation to combat climate change. As one of the world’s largest agribusiness and nutrition companies, we have developed one of the most comprehensive supply chains in the world, stretching from seed to fork, and are helping feed millions of people around the world. Working at ADM is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to connect with a higher purpose.
ADM’s culture prioritizes and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure all voices across the organization are heard. Our definition of diversity is broad, encompassing not only diversity in race, gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, economic, and educational backgrounds, but also in experiences, perspectives, and interests. Within that, we ensure our workforce is given equal opportunities to develop their careers within the company and has an opportunity to contribute their unique way of thinking to our business. Having an inclusive culture allows us to cultivate innovation around the world.
We help our team members maximize their career aspirations through continuous learning and mentorship. Every employee is required to have a development plan and discuss it with their manager on a quarterly basis. We also have talent talks to review the careers of all colleagues, making sure we have the right people in the right jobs to maximize their potential and performance. We provide educational assistance programs at all levels to support colleagues who are pursuing specific certifications or degrees to accelerate their careers. We also understand that employees have passions they want to pursue outside of work. People managers work with team members to identify where they need flexibility and how ADM can help them fulfill their personal goals.
At ADM, our employees are united by our shared purpose to unlock the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We are passionate about solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We focus on amplifying our company values by incorporating them across the employee experience — from the recruitment and interview process to daily responsibilities and coaching sessions. It’s important for every employee to feel their role directly supports our broader corporate compass.
Employees love working for ADM because we set cultural expectations across all teams to have an owner’s mindset, help others thrive, create an inclusive environment, and continuously learn. To support these values, we have a robust corporate social investment program, ADM Cares, that invests in the communities where our colleagues work, live, and operate to drive meaningful social, economic, and environmental progress. We also launched a leadership development program, Ability to Lead (A2L), where we bring cohorts of leaders together in simulated environments to practice leadership capabilities such as engagement, training and development, innovation, and productivity.
ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano is a proponent of driving social and environmental impact. He continually advocates for sustainability and global solutions to hunger and nutrition. For example, he joined the 2021 Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum to discuss building a sustainable and resilient supply chain among an audience of food and agriculture changemakers. Juan is also a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and was one of the first 100 global CEOs to sign the Paradigm for Parity – committing to gender parity within our senior leadership by 2030. His focus on continually advancing ADM’s corporate culture is well-recognized across the industry.
We are committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports employees’ health, financial, professional, and personal needs. Because we believe in having an owner’s mindset, we grant long-term incentive awards tied to company performance to employees from top executives to mid-level managers in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Performance Stock Units (PSUs). To keep health and well-being top of mind, we offer a discount on medical premiums for completing a comprehensive blood screening, which 85% of US colleagues take advantage of to regularly track their progress toward their health goals.
Hybrid school environments and childcare shortages have brought new and significant challenges for our working parents. To ease the burden of simultaneously working and teaching children, we rolled out tutoring services in 87 countries around the world. The pandemic also emphasized the importance of mental health. For our thousands of essential workers, we deployed counselors to on-site locations so they could receive the support they need. For all employees, we set up weekly calls with senior leadership to discuss employee well-being and create an environment where mental health is de-stigmatized. Throughout the pandemic, ADM moved to a flexible working model for workforces that could effectively manage their daily efforts from remote locations, and have instituted technology and training to ensure teams could still effectively collaborate and engage.
ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow.
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