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GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, awarded Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors, with the 2007 global ecomagination Leadership Award for its innovative environmental and business efforts. More than a decade ago, ADM’s
“Healthy water sources are essential for healthy communities, industries and agriculture production,” said Jeff Garwood, presidents and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies. “Managing our fresh water sources in a sustainable way is not only critical to the long-term health of our natural resources, but it is also essential to the vitality of the industries located in the industrial and agriculture heartland of the U.S. ADM won the 2007 ecomagination Leadership Award for its environmental leadership. ADM is an excellent example of how small changes can result in big wins for both the environment and business.”
Today it is estimated that industrial water use in developed countries accounts for as much as 59 percent of all fresh water consumption. At the same time that water consumption continues to rise, groundwater depletion, water contamination, demographic shifts and unpredictable weather conditions continue to impact the world’s fresh water sources.
"At ADM, we know that taking a sustainable business approach doesn’t just benefit our environment and communities, it benefits our company as well,” said Bill Manley, plant manager for ADM’s
Working with GE to develop a sustainable water management program, ADM installed a ZeeWeed wastewater treatment system, an ecomagination-certified membrane ultrafiltration system, to minimize water withdrawn from
For more information on the GE ecomagination Leadership Award and ecomagination water and process technologies, visit www.gewater.com.