Local ADM Plants Honored for Workplace Safety
MANKATO, Minn., May 2, 2012 – The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded Governor’s Safety Awards to Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the company’s soybean crushing plant and vegetable oil refinery in Mankato, Minn.
ADM will be recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 10.
“An effective safety program is an indicator of a successful organization,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like ADM understand that protecting employees is not only the right thing to do—it’s also good business.”
“ADM is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, our communities and the environment, and we are honored that the Mankato facilities have been recognized for making safety a priority every day,” said Joel Leonard, safety coordinator at ADM’s Mankato facilities.
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with state and national statistics, and their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 78th Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing injuries.
About ADM in Mankato
ADM owns and operates a soybean crushing plant and a vegetable oil refinery in Mankato, employing 130 people. These facilities connect the harvest to the home by processing soybeans into oil and meal for the food and animal feed industries.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company