Darling Ingredients issues 2022 ESG Report
Darling Ingredients Inc. released its 2022 ESG Report Sept. 26, which provides a detailed overview of the company’s progress against key environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) objectives throughout 2021.
Notable 2021 achievements highlighted in the report include:
Established an ESG committee within the board of directors
Invested $25 million in energy- and water-efficiency improvements
18 percent toward achieving the company’s energy intensity per unit of production short-term goal in the collagen/gelatin business
Produced 372 million gallons of renewable diesel, on track to produce more than 750 million gallons in 2022
Decreased global water intensity by 1.8 percent, putting the company 36 percent of the way to achieving its 2025 goal
About half of Darling facilities located in water-stressed areas returned 47 percent more water back to the environment than it uses
“The world is at an inflection point that will drive creativity and innovation as we continue to decarbonize,” said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and CEO of Darling Ingredients. “Our ESG report outlines how Darling Ingredients continues to renew, repurpose and reinvent the future and work with stakeholders to build a better world and contribute to a circular economy.”
The report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative Core Standard and maps Darling Ingredients’ progress to indicators defined by the key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
For the first time, the report outlines information aligned with the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
Darling Ingredients Inc. is the largest publicly traded company turning edible byproducts and food waste into sustainable products and a leading producer of renewable energy.
Recognized as a sustainability leader, the company operates more than 250 plants in 17 countries and repurposes approximately 15 percent of the world’s meat industry waste streams into value-added products, such as green energy, renewable diesel, collagen, fertilizer, animal proteins and meals and pet-food ingredients.