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

Harnessing the Power of Wind Energy
Water stewardship. Check. Sustainable sourcing. Check. Solar power. Check. And now, Wind energy. Check. Climate change is a shared, global challenge and every individual and company must pitch in to be a part of the solution. At General Mills, our...
Oct 23, 2018 11:15 AM ET
New Platform Offers Resources and Engagement Tools for California Water Agencies and Communities
SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Maven’s Notebook, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Stanford’s Program on Water in the West (WitW), launched a new website today at to provide a central hub of science-based information related to California’s Sustainable...
Sep 18, 2018 1:30 PM ET
General Mills Named to Elite Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index
MINNEAPOLIS, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has been named to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is one of the most prestigious recognitions for leadership in corporate sustainability, and is based on in-depth...
Sep 14, 2018 1:30 PM ET
Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis
The scale of the problem is staggering. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about $1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste—one-third of the total amount of food produced globally.1 To put the figure in perspective, that is ten times the mass of the island of Manhattan. And the problem is only growing: BCG estimates...
Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Digging Into Soil Health Is Good Business
With its important role in sequestering carbon, soil is gaining recognition as a tool for mitigating the growing threat of climate change. As a result, agriculture-based industries, such as food, textiles and to some extent cosmetics, are digging into the health of soil — the key to sequestration. These industries are engaging with sustainable agricultural practices designed to...
Aug 6, 2018 8:15 AM ET