Darling Ingredients produces sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients. The company offers a range of ingredients and specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. Darling Ingredients has three business segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Fuel Ingredients. The company operates over 130 processing and transfer facilities in the U.S. and has a global network of approximately 70 production facilities across five continents.
Darling Ingredients has three central pillars of social responsibility: respecting the environment, optimizing nutrition and health, and giving back to communities. As population growth continues to rise, the company strives to meet increased demands for food, feed, and fuel by developing innovative ways to transform inedible byproducts into sustainable products. For example, the company converts animal fats and used cooking oils into clean-burning, biodegradable biofuels that reduce the use of traditional fossil fuels. Additionally, Darling Ingredients minimizes its direct environmental impact by rethinking the use of natural resources. For example, the company has developed a wastewater treatment process that produces energy rather than consumes it, and multiple production sites turn wastewater into fertilizers. An active water reuse program helps production facilities reduce the company’s water footprint, too. Darling Ingredients has committed to decreasing its carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption in operations and producing renewable energy and biofuels. The company supports local non-profit organizations and community activities as well.
Darling Ingredients’ annual report has minimal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting. Furthermore, the company does not provide information on its key performance indicators, trend data, reduction goals, or supplier procurement guidelines. Darling Ingredients only has one woman on its Board of Directors.
Industry: Consumer Staples
Country: United States
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