ADM named as one of Newsweek’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024

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

ADM has been named as one of Newsweek’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024, and its Global Regenerative Agriculture Program was named to Fast Company’s 2024 List of World Changing Ideas. 

Founded in 1902, the Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is a global food processing corporation and commodities trader, with multiple agriculture locations in Iowa. According to a press release, Newsweek selected ADM among 1,000 other U.S. companies for its compensation, diversity, and work-life balance for women in the workplace.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Greatest Workplace for Women. This recognition is a testament to our values and to our ongoing commitment of our colleagues to create a workplace and culture that empowers an inclusive environment,” said Jennifer Weber, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer for ADM, in the release. 

ADM was additionally selected as a finalist in the Enterprise category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards for its global regeneration program, from a pool of more than 1,300 entries. 

According to ADM’s website, the sustainability program works directly with growers to reduce tillage, implement cover crops, and other regenerative agriculture practices to help lessen greenhouse gas emissions. 

In 2023, ADM delivered more than 2.8 million regenerative acres, exceeding its 2-million-acre goal, according to another press release. It partnered with more than 28,000 growers of crops like corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, cotton, sorghum, canola, and barley as it launched new regenerative programs in Europe and Latin America.

Building on the program’s success in 2023, ADM announced in April that it will target 3.5 million regenerative acres in 2024 and will increase its 2025 goal from 4 million to 5 million acres globally, according to the release. 

“This recognition is a testament to our global teams as well as the incredible producer and brand partners who understand the urgent need for greater adoption of regenerative agriculture practices to build a more resilient food system,” said Greg Morris, president of ADM’s Ag Services and Oilseeds business, in the release.