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 2018, our GHG emissions footprint decreased 13% 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

Taste Blog Commitment to Climate

Global Responsibility Report 2019

2019 general mills global responsibility report

2019 Global Responsibility Report (Interactive)

2019 Global Responsibility Report (PDF)

2019 Global Responsibility Summary (PDF)

Report archive


Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG Verification

Scope 3 GHG Verification

This marks the 49th year that we have reported to our communities and stakeholders.