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

General Mills and Its Natural & Organic Brands Join Annie’s in Forging Ahead on Climate Action
We are very excited to see the Climate Collaborative community growing today with General Mills and its nine Natural and Organic (N&O) brands making new climate commitments. With these new commitments, the entire General Mills N&O product line is now represented in the Collaborative. Alongside this announcement, General Mills is also coming on board as a Climate...
Mar 2, 2018 9:30 AM ET
How General Mills' Natural Brands Make Climate a Priority
By Deanna Pogorelc In 2015, General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies, pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout its supply chain 28 percent by 2025. That's an ambitious goal that requires the corporation to reach far outside of its own walls; more than two-thirds of GHG emissions...
Mar 1, 2018 12:30 PM ET
Farmers, Ranchers Set to Gain New Market Opportunities for Improving Soil Health
ARDMORE, Okla., February 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, a national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large. This program aims to incentivize farmers and ranchers to improve soil health on working agriculture lands...
Feb 21, 2018 11:15 AM ET
The Life of a Modern Cowboy
Zachary Jones is a rancher. But he’s no lone ranger.    In fact, people are at the center of his job. He’s even earned the nickname “push-button man” from his two young daughters. He’s often on his phone, email or Skype. ...
Feb 9, 2018 8:30 AM ET
Changing Consumers Ignite Food Revolution
By Kristen Leigh Painter  Elke Richards drives two hours to Maple Grove every month to shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, both of which offer more organic groceries or minimally processed food than she can find near her home in Alexandria. In the summer, she goes to farmers markets for locally grown produce. For meat, she visits a local...
Dec 19, 2017 12:00 PM ET