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.
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.
In 2021, Green Plains finalized Project 24, an initiative focused on improving efficiencies and reducing operating costs across our locations. This effort improved our carbon footprint through a reduction in natural gas, electricity and water usage.
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):
- 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.
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.
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