ADM named among nation’s best-managed companies

Ranked 49th on 2022 list; up from No. 106 in 2021

ADM Cedar Rapids
ADM's plant in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

ADM has been named as one of the best-managed companies in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal’s annual Management Top 250 ranking.

ADM is ranked No. 49 on this year’s list of best-managed companies, moving up significantly from the company’s No. 106 ranking in 2021.

Developed by the Drucker Institute, the ranking measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength. It evaluates U.S. companies whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Stock Market, and that meet criteria related to their value and prominence.

“Credit for this recognition goes to the entire ADM team, which has performed exceptionally well in a challenging global environment,” ADM chairman and CEO Juan Luciano said in a release. “ADM is a pillar of the entire global food system, and our team truly rose to the challenge in 2022 to help provide people around the world with access to the fundamental nutrition they need.”

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