Doing our part for our employees, our communities and our environment.
Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides us in all of our decision making. Our biorefinery operations are focused on measures to conserve energy and water, support our communities and make products that are truly sustainable to reduce our carbon footprint year after year. We proactively identify areas for improvement and are dedicated to positively impacting our employees, customers and the environment.
View our 2022 Sustainability Report
View our 2021 Sustainability Report
Our Strategic Approach for Tomorrow
Green Plains is a founding partner in a Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) project in collaboration with Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS), a subsidiary of Summit Agricultural Group. This innovative venture puts our sustainable ingredients on a path toward achieving carbon neutrality and helps address the urgent global need for decarbonization.
Carbon Capture and Sequestration Details
In addition to CCS, Green Plains is exploring several other strategies to reduce our carbon intensity, including synthetic methane production, direct injection, combined-heat-and-power applications, renewable energy generation, and more.
Measuring Our Global Impact
Our strategy revolves around the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi):
- The GRI and SASB frameworks guide our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration process to identify risks and opportunities and determine how these factors contribute to sustainable long-term shareholder value.
- The UN SDGs allow Green Plains to better understand and align our business impact on stakeholders, communities, the environment and the world.
- Green Plains has secured validation of near-term 2030 targets from the Science Based Targets initiative in alignment with a 1.5°C trajectory, the most ambitious designation currently available.
Our Commitment to Community
Since our founding, Green Plains has been committed to the people and communities we serve. We understand each community where we operate is directly impacted by our actions, and believe it is our responsibility to be an excellent corporate citizen through sponsorships, charitable donations and volunteerism.
Green Plains is a global leader in leveraging innovative technologies to make essential ingredients the world needs.Learn more about Green Plains