With recent reports still showing barriers in equality for women in agriculture, many companies are trying to bridge that gap. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has been recognized for its diversity at the board and executive levels by The Rising Tides, a consulting firm focused on improving the workplace for women and minorities.
The Rising Tides published a report today that analyzed the composition of the boards of directors and executive leadership teams of all Fortune 50 companies. Companies were scored on placement of women, women of color, and people of color in those leadership positions. ADM ranked third on the list.
“An inclusive culture starts at the top down, and we are very proud that our strong commitment to diversity is reflected in the composition of our board and executive team,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “Each leader brings a unique point of view to the table, and those varied perspectives are what drive the innovative thinking and solutions that make us a leader in our industry and a great place to work.”
“As one of the highest-scoring companies in the Index, ADM clearly demonstrates the value the company and its leaders place on diversity,” said Eileen Scully, founder of the Rising Tides. “It’s refreshing to see that companies like ADM understand that diversity and inclusion can indeed be an important factor in driving business success.
According to their website, ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. “Having an inclusive culture lets ADM and our employees cultivate innovation. We believe innovation arises from being open-minded, listening to multiple perspectives, and having a willingness to experiment. When we put together people whose working and thinking styles vary, and encourage people to value other opinions, experimentation will follow. The results of those experiments are innovative solutions to business challenges.” To learn more visit ADM’s diversity and inclusion website.