General Mills | Sustainability

Our sustainability mission is to treat the world with care. Our focus areas include: Climate changeWater stewardshipSustainable sourcingEcosystems, and Human rights.

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Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Are You Down To Recycle? Nature Valley and Down to Earth With Zac Efron Partner for Recycling Awareness
Together, the trio will encourage consumers to adopt the habit of bringing eligible plastic film recyclables to participating stores by highlighting how a small act can have a big impact on the planet.

Research, Reports & Publications

General Mills Makes Meaningful Global Responsibility Progress to Shape the Future
General Mills' 2021 Global Responsibility Report, which marks 51 years of reporting for the company, features actions and outcomes across four areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

Responsible Production & Consumption

A Field Guide to Creating a Regenerative Brand
When more than 25% of greenhouse gases globally are estimated to come from the food system, a company like Generally Mills has an obligation to identify how it can be part of the solution to curb climate change & all the other systems affected by it.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Nature Valley Launches First-Ever Store Drop-off Recyclable Snack Bar Wrapper
The newly packaged bars bring Nature Valley closer to achieving its commitment to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. By purposefully not patenting this wrapper, Nature Valley is welcoming other brands to apply the technology to their products.

Environment

Nature Valley Collaborates With Daveed Diggs to Remake “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” to Celebrate Restoring Access to 10,000 Miles of National Park Trails
Nature Valley and the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced today the completion of a three-year project to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails, which is equivalent to flying from New York City to Sydney.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

General Mills Named to Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices for Third Consecutive Year
General Mills ranked in the 90th percentile overall and secured industry-best scores of 100 in Health & Nutrition, Environmental Reporting and Water Related Risks.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Annie's Mac and Cheese Has Always Saved Mealtime. Now It's Saving the Planet
General Mills has emerged as a leading champion of regenerative farming practices, which sequester carbon in the soil rather than releasing it into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming.

Events, Media & Communications

Join General Mills and Other Food & Agriculture Leaders for the Launch of MBOLD™
Join us on World Food Day to celebrate the launch of MBOLD™, a coalition that leverages Minnesota's unique concentration of food and agriculture leadership in addressing global challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Minnesota Food and Agriculture Leaders Launch Coalition to Address Top Challenges
MBOLD™ is a coalition bringing together Minnesota's unique array of global leaders to address major challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

Responsible Production & Consumption

How You Can Cut Down on Food Waste
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions more people likely facing chronic hunger, it’s even more important to reduce food waste and redirect food to those who need it.

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