600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

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General Mills, Inc.

Last Update: Jan 6th, 2021
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Recycled Content

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Goal

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.

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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Goal

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.

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.

Material Efficiency

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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.

Design For Recovery

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Goal

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

Increasing Recycling

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Statement Of Support

In Europe and Asia, we are increasing consumer awareness about plastic packaging recycling options through sorting instruction labeling. In the U.S., through How2Recycle and other global labeling programs, we provide consistent, consumer friendly recycling information on packages.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Goal

General Mills has a science-based target to reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain by 28% by 2025 ( compared to 2010). By 2050 our goal is to reduce GHG emissions in line with the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2050 emission reduction guidance of 41-72% between 2010 and 2050.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Goal

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

Water Consumption

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Goal

Reduce water use by 1% annually [in General Mills-owned production facilities] Champion the activation of water stewardship plans for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain by 2025.

Energy Consumption

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Goal

Reduce energy use by 2% anually at all General Mills owned production facilites. Normalized to production.

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