About

We repurpose and recycle materials from the animal agriculture and food industries – transforming them into essential ingredients that do everything from feeding animals to fertilizing crops to fueling planes and nourishing people.
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Quick facts

Company overview

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20+ years of steadfast leadership

In 2003, Randall C. Stuewe became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Focused on growth and value creation, the company has dramatically expanded and transformed under his leadership.

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NYSE: DAR
As the number one publicly traded company of our kind, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand.
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Founded in 1882
Since our start as a small Chicago rendering company more than 140 years ago, we’ve always chased new ways to maximize resources.
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What we do

Our core business

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Collect
First, we collect materials from the animal agriculture and food industries, helping these industries be more sustainable by providing an alternative to landfilling and incineration.
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Process
Next, we separate the materials into fats and proteins, and also extract water – treating and returning more water back to the environment than we use.
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Create
Ultimately, we create the highest value for our fats and proteins, which go on to nourish people, feed animals and crops, and fuel the world with renewable energy.
Championing circularity

We’re always chasing new ways to move the world toward a more circular economy

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140+ years
Providing natural ingredients to global markets since 1882.
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260+ facilities
Our size and scale allow us to make entire industries more sustainable and less wasteful.
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15,000+ people
We are driven by integrity, transparency, passion for the environment and an entrepreneurial mindset.
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15+ countries

We operate in 15+ countries spanning 5 continents.

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~11B gallons

We return ~11 billion gallons of water to the environment.

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48,000+ homes

We provide 48,000+ homes with renewable energy.

Our core values

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Integrity
Honest, open, ethical and fair. Trusted to adhere to our word.
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Transparency
Authentic and straightforward in reporting goals, results and practices.
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Entrepreneurship
Operating with knowledge, passion and determination.
Solutions

Our operating segments