We continue to work toward our 2015 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.
In fiscal 2011, our total greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in our production facilities was 0.20 metric tons per metric ton product (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents.)
This is an 8 percent reduction in our greenhouse gas emission rate - nearly halfway to our goal of a 20 percent reduction.
Our calculations are based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol.
It should be noted that General Mills is a participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Essentially, all of the greenhouse gases produced by the company’s manufacturing plants are derived from energy usage.
- natural gas
- fuel oil
- electricity generated by various sources