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Climate: Addressing change

Providing for a growing population with fewer resources is a challenge that affects our planet, our business and each one of us.   

The risks associated with climate change include severe weather events that distress human life and affect entire ecosystems; reduction in crop yields; and increased stress on water availability.   

The imperative is clear:  business, together with governments, NGOs and individuals, need to act together to reduce the human impact on climate change.  

Science based evidence suggests we must limit the global mean temperature rise to less than 2 degrees centigrade above preindustrial levels in order to avoid:

  • Permanently altering the atmosphere.
  • Negatively impacting the environmental, social and economic systems that sustain us.

As a global food company, General Mills recognizes the risks that climate change presents to humanity, our environment and our livelihoods.  

Changes in climate not only affect global food security but also impact General Mills’ raw material supply which, in turn, affects our ability to deliver quality, finished product to our consumers and ultimately, value to our shareholders.  

Addressing GHG emissions, reducing climate change impacts and doing our part to address food security challenges will require an innovative, holistic systems approach.


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2014 report on our progress (pdf) Go
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Water policy

Stating our goals Go


On climate (July 14, 2014) Go

Weather and food

Sustainable sourcing is a key Go

Climate change

Reducing our environmental footprint Go

General Mills joins coalition

For climate and clean energy policies Go