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General Mills, Inc.

Last Update: Jan 30th, 2019
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Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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General Mills has a target to source 100 percent of our fiber packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that do not contribute to deforestation.

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Bio-based / Renewable Materials

Material Efficiency

Volumetric Efficiency

Bio-based / Renewable Materials

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Statement Of Support

We continually innovate to reduce the environmental impact of packaging through better design – by decreasing materials use, switching to lower impact materials (including renewable) and improving truckload packing efficiencies.

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Energy Consumption

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Each General Mills production facility has a target to reduce energy use by 2 percent annually, normalized to production.

Water Consumption

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Reduce water use by 1% annually [in General Mills-owned production facilities]

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain by 28 percent by 2025 and 41-72 percent by 2050 (compared to 2010).

we are working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions occurring within our packaging supply chain

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

Increasing Recycling

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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Statement Of Support

We partner with industry and community organizations such as the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers to improve recycling effectiveness and availability.

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Design For Recovery

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100 percent of our packaging be recyclable by design by 2030.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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achieve zero waste to landfill at 30 percent of our owned production facilities by 2020 and 100 percent by 2025

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