General Mills and NFWF Announce Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced a partnership with General Mills that will support important conservation efforts on working lands in the Great Lakes Basin (Michigan and Wisconsin) and the Southern Great Plains (stretching from Nebraska to Texas). Through NFWF’s Sustain Our Great Lakes and Conservation Partners Programs, this new partnership will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil heath and water quality, while also enhancing vital habitat for fish and wildlife. Regenerative agriculture emphasizes a comprehensive, holistic approach to land management that rebuilds soil…

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General Mills Becomes First U.S. Consumer Packaged Goods Company to Enter Into a Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

General Mills has announced it has renewed its five-year $2.7 billion revolving credit facility, which now includes a pricing structure that is tied to environmental impact metrics. General Mills is the first U.S. consumer packaged goods company to put in place a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. By entering into the revolving credit facility, General Mills receives a pricing adjustment based on its performance against environmental criteria during the credit facility’s term. General Mills will be measured on progress in two key areas: reducing greenhouse gas emissions in owned operations and…

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General Mills to Reduce Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% Across its Full Value Chain Over Next Decade

General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years.  The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet. General Mills was the first company…

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General Mills joins Marcus Rashford’s Child Food Poverty Task Force

General Mills, the leading global food company, announces its latest move to #endfoodpoverty by signing up to support Marcus Rashford’s Child Poverty Task Force. By joining the Task Force, General Mills stands shoulder to shoulder with its industry peers in supporting policy recommendations designed to keep child food poverty at the top of the government’s agenda. Backing this campaign means supporting the three main policy recommendations in the National Food Strategy: Providing meals to an additional 1.5 million children aged between seven and 16 year via the expansion of free…

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General Mills Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity Globally by 2030

General Mills set a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of the RE100 global corporate initiative. To achieve this, the company is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental objectives. Examples include two large-scale wind farms which will produce renewable energy credits (RECs), and anaerobic digestion (which captures and uses methane from waste to generate electricity). Internationally, the company is investigating renewable projects where it has energy-intensive operations.  “Signing on to a movement like RE100 extends our commitment to renewable electricity globally, across our supply chain,”…

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