General Mills: Environmental Responsibility

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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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General Mills Recognized as AgWater Steward for Water Conservation in Global Supply Chain by Ceres and WWF
MINNEAPOLIS, October 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills was named an AgWater Steward by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for having far-reaching, ongoing water commitments and for showing action across all five categories of the group’s AgWater Challenge -- including water risk assessments and setting reduction goals, reducing water risk in agricultural supply chains and supporting...
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Sep 2, 2016 1:30 PM ET
Agriculture, Food, Environmental Leaders Launch Effort to Support Farmers, Strengthen Conservation in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska
BOONE, Iowa, August 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ — For the first time ever, leading food and agriculture supply chain companies and conservation organizations have formed an “end-to-end” partnership to support farmers in the improvement of soil health and water quality. The collective announced today the launch of the Midwest Row Crop...
Aug 31, 2016 11:15 AM ET
General Mills Honored with Keystone Founders Award
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General Mills Receives High Marks for Corporate Sustainability on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2015 Green Rankings for the second consecutive year for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company's operations. This year, General Mills ranks 48th out of 500 best publicly traded U.S. companies and 77th out of 500 best publicly traded global...
Jun 15, 2015 10:30 AM ET