“The world is at an inflection point that will drive creativity and innovation as we continue to decarbonize,” said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and chief executive officer. “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.”
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% 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%, putting the company 36% of the way to achieving its 2025 goal; and
• About half of Darling facilities located in water-stressed areas returned 47% more water back to the environment than it uses.
The report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 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 (TCFD).