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. 

Content from this campaign

Seeding Sustainability at General Mills
When the nation’s sixth-largest food company set an ambitious agenda for operating sustainably, the environmental impact was dramatic and the savings substantial. Here’s a look at the progress General Mills has made—and a preview of what’s ahead. BY JERRY LYNCH Whether it’s washing glass jars more efficiently in Hannibal, Mo., recycling paperboard in Albuquerque...
Jul 11, 2012 1:25 PM ET
More Cereal, Less Packaging In Cheerios Boxes
by Sheila Kley There’s a new prize waiting in your Cheerios box at select club store retailers – 10 percent more cereal in new, more environmentally sustainable packaging. America’s most iconic cereal brand has identified a way to give consumers more cereal – in less packaging...
Feb 22, 2012 12:30 PM ET
General Mills Awards Grant to Improve Sustainability of Vanilla Plant
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) - June 30, 2011 - General Mills recently announced a $200,000 grant to researchers at the University of California-Davis to map the vanilla genome and to research natural crop improvements that will lead to a more sustainable supply of cultivated vanilla. “Contributing to the viability of vanilla farming is important for growers, their communities, and the...
Jun 30, 2011 12:05 PM ET