Agribusiness ADM Pledges $1M for Orgs. Fighting COVID-19

March 30, 2020

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Agribusiness ADM Pledges $1M for Orgs. Fighting COVID-19
ADM is committing $1 million to help several organizations respond to COVID-19. Image courtesy of Archer Daniels Midland

American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is giving $1 million to several organizations that are working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the company announced in a recent release. 

Funds will go to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and a number of local and regional charities in areas that ADM operates in. 

“ADM is committed to doing our part not only to keep our colleagues and their families safe, but also to support the hundreds of global communities where we live and work,” ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano said in a statement. “We appreciate the hard work of the medical professionals, first responders, and government and community leaders on the front line during this difficult time.”

The company said it will also match its workers’ contributions to organizations working on COVID-19 relief and mitigation and commit funds to its Colleague Emergency Fund to support ADM workers impacted by the novel coronavirus. 

“Food is fundamental, especially in times like these. We are committed to playing our role in maintaining continuity throughout the entire agriculture supply chain. Our employees are working hard to maintain our operations, enabling our customers to have the key ADM ingredients and products they need, and we have business continuity plans in place at each processing facility to manage through potential impacts associated with COVID-19,” said Luciano. “I am proud of the commitment and dedication of our workforce to provide access to nutrition to people around the world in this challenging operating environment.”

ADM announced earlier that it is implementing changes to its business to protect workers and products from COVID-19, including ramping up cleaning and hygiene protocols across its facilities, encouraging employees to work remotely when possible, screening all visitors to facilities for COVID-19 symptoms, and implementing CDC mitigation, reaction, quarantining, and cleaning guidelines. 

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