General Mills: Environmental Responsibility

General Mills: Environmental Responsibility

By setting goals that push the company to do more, we demonstrate leadership in establishing aggressive goals within the food industry. 

For example, because we set goals: 

  • General Mills burns oat hulls left over from the milling process to reduce one of our plant's carbon footprints by about 21 percent. 
  • We have an irrigation process that uses 50 percent less water than conventional furrow irrigation, and also reduces electricity and pesticide use. 

Our fact sheets contain these and other interesting details. 

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Minnesota's General Mills and Hormel Buy Wind Power to Offset Energy Used to Make Food
Two of Minnesota’s largest food companies announced new wind power purchase agreements this month, helping offset the energy used to run their vast operations. General Mills signed a 15-year purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC in Texas. When coupled with its 2017 wind power agreement, the project will offset all of the electricity used at Golden Valley-...
May 6, 2019 12:30 PM ET
General Mills to Match 100 Percent of Its Annual U.S. Electricity Use With New Wind Power Agreement
MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project. The wind project, located in central...
Apr 23, 2019 10:10 AM ET
Cascadian Farm Works to Advance Climate-Beneficial Foods With Limited-Edition, Small-Batch Honey Toasted Kernza® Cereal
MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian FarmTM, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal. The brand has released only 6,000 boxes – to receive one, Cascadian Farm is encouraging consumers to join its mission to help advance climate-...
Apr 10, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Why General Mills Want Supply Chains to Become Regenerative Stewards of the Environment
Faced with a growing global population and strains on depleted natural resources, US food producer General Mills plans to equip its supply chain farmers with the knowledge and tools to move from practices that mitigate environmental degradation to regenerative approaches. Read more...
Mar 29, 2019 8:10 AM ET
General Mills to Adopt Regenerative Soil Practices
By Kimberly Chin General Mills Inc. (GIS) said Monday that it will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The move brings the company closer to its goal of curbing greenhouse emissions by 28% across its supply chain by 2025. General Mills said it has already reduced its footprint by 13% in 2018 from 2010...
Mar 27, 2019 8:15 AM ET