Doing our part for our employees, our communities and our environment.
Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides us in our decision making. This includes how we approach our biorefinery operations to conserve energy and water, support our communities and make products that are truly sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint. We’re dedicated to being proactive in how we identify areas to improve and positively impact our employees, customers and the environment.
Our Strategic Approach for Tomorrow
In 2019 Green Plains began implementing Project 24, an initiative focused on improving efficiencies and reducing operating costs to 24 cents per gallon at each of our locations. This effort improves our carbon footprint through a reduction in natural gas, electricity and water usage. Using a phased approach, we are implementing these upgrades across our biorefinery platform.
Measuring Our Global Impact
Our strategy revolves around the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- The SASB framework guides 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 Sustainable Development Goals allow Green Plains to better understand and align our business impact on stakeholders, communities, the environment and the world.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
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’s our responsibility to be an excellent corporate citizen through sponsorships, charitable donations and volunteerism.
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