Addressing Climate Change from Farm to Fork

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Addressing Climate Change from Farm to Fork

General Mills announced on August 31 a commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The commitment was calculated using science-based methodology to achieve a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

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Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint
Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains. There are...
Oct 15, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Addressing Climate: What's the Big Deal?
Last week marked the opening of the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. It was also the 7th Annual Climate Week NYC, a gathering of business, NGO and government leaders who are working towards solutions that help to slow global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. This year, I was home in Minneapolis during Climate Week. Two years ago, I was in Midtown...
Sep 29, 2017 10:00 AM ET
General Mills Announces Global Water Stewardship Commitment
MINNEAPOLIS, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate...
Mar 22, 2016 9:00 AM ET
General Mills Puts a Spotlight on Climate Change and Agriculture at COP21
More than 40,000 delegates from 195 countries are in Paris for COP21, the global climate change talks. General Mills played a prominent role in one of the side events that addressed agriculture’s role in greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and John Church, executive vice president of our global supply chain, gave keynote addresses Dec. 2 at the forum...
Dec 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Inside the General Mills Roadmap to a Sustainable Food Future
Byline by John Church, executive vice president of Global Supply Chain at General Mills. As the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaches, all eyes will be on government leaders as they negotiate a new global deal to address climate change. Increasingly volatile weather around the world combined with a global...
Oct 23, 2015 2:00 PM ET