ADM plans to offer sustainable palm oil

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to offer certified sustainable palm oil to its North American customers beginning in 2015.

The agribusiness giant on Monday it expects to offer palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. It also is working with Wilmar International Ltd. to provide fully traceable, sustainable palm oil that meets RSPO standards.

Palm oil is used to make shortenings, cooking oils, margarines and baked goods. ADM has palm distribution and processing facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska; downstate Quincy; Valdosta, Georgia; and New Orleans.

“ADM and Wilmar share a commitment to environmental stewardship and community preservation,” said Ray Bradbury, vice president of ADM’s North American Oils group. “This enables us to offer customers a palm oil product that is fully traceable and sourced from crops that are responsibly grown and harvested.”

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