IRVING, TEXAS — Darling Ingredients Inc. announced Dec. 11 it had been recognized among America’s Most Responsible Companies of 2024 by Newsweek. Not only was the company recognized, but it continues to climb the ranks of this accolade. In 2022, the company was ranked No. 433, and moved up to No. 191 in 2023. This year, Darling Ingredients was named No. 129 out of 600 total US-based companies on the list, and ranked No. 13 out of the 48 businesses in the Consumer Goods category.

The recognition is facilitated by Newsweek and Statista Inc. and takes into account several facets of corporate responsibility and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).

“It is a true honor to be recognized as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies in Newsweek’s 2024 rankings,” said Suann Guthrie, senior vice president of investor relations, sustainability and communications at Darling Ingredients. “We transform what others often see as waste into vital products that create value for both our shareholders and the world. This ranking represents our commitment to sustainability, responsible business practices and strong governance.”

Darling Ingredients is in the business of adding value back into otherwise wasted resources from the agriculture and food industries. According to the company, it is a leading producer of renewable diesel and biomethane. It also manufactures and sells food ingredients for use in gelatin capsules for pills, as well as thickeners, collagen peptides and ingredients for use in pet food, animal feed and fertilizers.

The company’s ESG is carried out by all levels of the organization, according to Darling. Following science-based environmental targets is expected to lead the company toward its long-term goal of net-zero emissions from operations as soon as 2050.

“At Darling Ingredients, sustainability is not just a concept, it is the driving force of our business,” said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and chief executive officer of Darling Ingredients. “Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering, and we are continuously exploring innovative ways to maximize resources and contribute toward a more circular economy.”

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