The JBDP defines the long-term strategy and goals for the relationship and provides a clear framework for how ADM and Unilever will work together to achieve those objectives. It also sets measurable goals around volume, new product development, growth, innovation and sustainability.
The JDBP will help advance existing cooperation between the two companies, such as the ADM/Unilever Soybean Sustainability Program in the United States, through which ADM sources and processes sustainable soy beans and supplies Unilever with oil for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise; and ADM and Unilever’s partnership with LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) in Europe, which promotes sustainable agricultural practices at the farm level to produce sustainable rapeseed oil for Unilever’s Flora spreads, as well as for Hellmann’s UK. The JDBP will also strengthen ADM's existing European sustainability initiatives, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, enhancing the company's supply chain to provide Unilever with more sustainably-produced oils and fats products.
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