Climate change


climate change

Climate change presents risks to humanity, our environment and our livelihoods. Changes in climate not only affect global food security but also impact our raw material supply. This influences our ability to make food people love and deliver value to our shareholders.

Science-based goal: Only 10 percent of our greenhouse gas footprint is from our own operations, so we’ve set a goal to look beyond our walls and reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain by 28 percent by 2025 (compared to 2010). Our longer-term goal is to achieve sustainable emission levels in line with scientific consensus by 2050.

2025 goal: Reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain by 28 percent. 2050 goal: Reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain to sustainable levels in line with scientific consensus.

In 2017, our GHG emissions footprint decreased 11% compared to 2010.

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  • Collaboration: Since we directly control only a small portion of our value chain, driving transformation across the entire system requires leadership and collaboration with suppliers, farmers, packaging producers, product transport providers, retailers and consumers. Learn more >>
  • Climate policy: Our General Mills Policy on Climate, which focuses on mitigation, adaptation, disclosure and advocacy, establishes a framework to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our value chain.

Learn More:

General Mills Climate Policy

Commitment to Climate, A Taste of General Mills blog

Global Responsibility Report 2018


2017 general mills global responsibility report

2018 Global Responsibility Report (Interactive)

2018 Global Responsibility Report (PDF)

2018 Global Responsibility Summary (PDF)

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