Greenhouse gas emissions

General Mills is fully committed to reducing its environmental footprint. The group’s CEO Ken Powell announced in August 2015 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.

We are outlining a series of specific actions that we believe will help us reduce absolute emissions over the next 10 years, including:

  • Continue to lead the way in our own, direct operations by investing more than $100 million in energy efficiency and clean energy. This level of investment is in-line with the work we’ve been doing within our operations to reduce our environmental footprint since 2005.
  • Partner with our suppliers to accelerate adoption of more sustainable agriculture practices that build climate-resilient, healthy soils. This includes sourcing from an additional 250,000 organic acres globally by 2025.  
  • Help consumers reduce their carbon footprint through products and packaging with smaller footprints: introducing 250 new organic products by 2025 and making sustainable product and packaging improvements to more than 3,000 other products.
  • Support climate resiliency of farmers in our supply chain.

This work will align with and complement our corporate climate policy, which serves as a framework for our efforts to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our broader value chain and requires our key ingredient suppliers to demonstrate environmental, social and economic improvements in their supply chains.