Sustainability is at its core about adaptation – the world of yesterday is vastly different from the world of tomorrow. Yesterday, natural resources such as fresh water and arable land were economical and plentiful. However, every indicator paints a very different picture of the future. As the global population continues to grow larger and wealthier, the competition for limited resources has grown with it. And so we as an industry must adapt as well: by finding ways to create more value with fewer resources.

CRA is committed to helping its member companies strive for sustainability in all aspects of their operations. Whether that involves reducing environmental impact, promoting responsible supply chains, or actively engaging member employees and their communities, CRA stands with its member companies to solve some of the most complex challenges of the 21st century.

CRA’s member companies are its driving force in all aspects of sustainability.

To give you a brief glimpse of the progress made by our members:

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) saved 1.88 million megawatt hours (Mwh) of energy through operational excellence initiatives in 2014. For more information on ADM’s sustainability efforts, click here.

Cargill Corn Milling employees provided more than 30,000 hours of volunteer activity and contributed more than $1.5 million to their communities and causes through Cargill’s ten wet mill locations in 2015. For more information on Cargill’s sustainability efforts, click here.

Ingredion was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the ETHISPERE INSTITUTE in 2014 and 2015. For more information on Ingredion’s sustainability efforts, click here.

In 2014, Tate & Lyle achieved a 10% reduction in CO2e emissions per metric ton of production as compared to a 2008 baseline. For more information on Tate & Lyle’s sustainability efforts, click here.