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 Promotes Focus on Soil Health
The food company asks farmers to emphasize diverse crop rotations, minimal tillage and keeping soil covered in plants
 People who eat Honey Nut Cheerios probably aren’t thinking about the health of agricultural soils as they stare at the cheerful bee on the cereal box. And moms who put granola bars in their daughters’...
Feb 7, 2019 8:05 AM ET
Why Soil Health Matters for Food and Beverage Businesses
This article series is underwritten by General Mills and went through our normal editorial review process.  When I speak about our work in soil health, I will often see a head tilt with a questioning look. Why would a food company have any interest in...
Jan 31, 2019 9:00 AM ET
General Mills Recognized as Global Leader in Corporate Sustainability
MINNEAPOLIS, January 22, 2019 /3BL Media/- Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security - two out of three environmental themes covered by CDP scores. General...
Jan 23, 2019 10:30 AM ET
General Mills Works to Decouple Emissions From Business Growth
This article series is underwritten by General Mills and went through our normal editorial review process.  Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the...
Jan 21, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Healthy Soil 101: Why Soil Health Matters and How the Food Sector Can Help
This article series is underwritten by General Mills and went through our normal editorial review process.  Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth. Beyond sustaining...
Jan 16, 2019 8:00 AM ET

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