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 below contain these and other interesting details.
The history of General Mills and its sustainability commitment, environmental impact, sustainability examples and goals for 2015. (pdf)
General Mills has achieved a reduction in energy consumption, in part, by investing in renewable energy at facilities. We've committed to a 15 percent reduction by 2015 using solar and other methods of saving energy. (pdf)
From Energy meters in Georgia to converting waste into power in France, we keep working to deliver products to consumers more efficiently. (pdf)
We have used recycled materials in packaging since the 1930s, and we keep working to use less packaging material today.
The Green Giant brand began sustainable practices in the 1930s. See how we minimize our impact, support sustainable dairies, and save water. (pdf)
We recycle in our offices and find a use for material that can't be recylced. And we keep identifying such opportunities to reduce waste. (pdf)
From Spain to Illinois, we reduced water consumption and streamlined cleaning processes, saving millions of gallons of water annually. (pdf)