Clean air and water are vital to human and ecosystem health. They are also essential for economic prosperity. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. We implement best practices and leading technologies to continuously evaluate ways of reducing our energy and water consumption and our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

We are making strategic investments that contribute to the paradigm shift in the world’s long-term energy balance. Darling producies renewable energy through repurposed animal fats, organic residuals, and the oil and grease we collect from restaurants. Our rendering business also generates more water than we withdraw – a net water positive impact - which we reuse within our processes, use for irrigation of crops or return to local watersheds.

Darling’s Sustainability Expert Teams are continually refining and developing our contributions to the specific SDGs listed below. See why they are relevant to the planet and what we are doing to meet them.

Our Commitments for Cleaner Air & Water

Clean Water & Sanitation

Access to water is one of the most fundamental human rights. Discover how we reduce, re-apply and repurpose. Be inspired!


Affordable & Clean Energy

Check out how our low carbon footprint biofuels and green energy support the transition to a mixed-energy future. Let’s go green!

Darling’s purpose is to repurpose. Our commitment to integrity drives us to work toward clean water, affordable energy and responsible consumption as defined by the United Nations.

Arnt Vlaardingerbroek

Wastewater Engineer

We use state-of-the-art technologies to minimize our use of energy and water. Our wastewater facilities can generate biogas, provide recycled water for use in plant operations, eco-friendly habitats, and clean water to the environment.