Denver, CO—Ardent Mills released its annual Sustainability Report for Fiscal 2019. The company’s goals include zero hunger, responsible consumption and production, and climate action, three of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Highlights of the report include:
- The launch of a comprehensive zero waste program, which encompasses 12 facilities.
- The Ardent Mills Innovation Center began composting in FY18. Since then, it has diverted 80,409 pounds from the landfill, and over 46,000 pounds of materials have been recycled.
- The community mill in Newton, Kansas enrolled in Westar’s Green Energy Program; beginning in 2020, the community will run on 90% wind energy.
- A focus on sustainable transportation allowed the company to reduce greenhouse gases by 7,952 metric tons in FY19.
Dan Dye, CEO, writes in the report: “Our sustainability pillars focus on agriculture, operations, procurement and transportation. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We’ve recently aligned our sustainability efforts with the United Nations and their Agenda for Sustainable Development… We believe our investment in sustainability delivers a product that brings value to both our customers and the environment.”