Our planet


Everyone depends on resources.

So we strive to combat climate change, ensure the water supply and sustainably source ingredients.

The areas of greatest environmental impact in our supply chain - moving crops from the field to food on your table - fall in agriculture.

That impact includes more than two-thirds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 99 percent of water use. Impact which falls outside of our doors.

But the environment affects us all. We have a strategy to manage resources.

For example, in 2013, General Mills made a commitment to sustainably source all of our 10 priority ingredients by 2020

We are 69 percent of the way there. 

Climate change
We are committed to combating climate change by working toward sustainable emissions levels by 2050 and reducing GHG emissions by 28 percent by 2025. More

 Sustainable sourcing

We are committed to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of our 10 priority ingredients by 2020, representing more than 40 percent of our annual raw material purchases, and supporting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who grow our ingredients. More

Water stewardship

We are advancing the sustainability of water use across our supply chain by ensuring farmers and communities have long-term plans to improve the health of key watersheds by 2025. More.


We are committed to improving the health of ecosystems in our supply chain through our work on soil health, pollinators, organic farmland and integrated pest management. More.

Human rights
Respect for human rights is fundamental to our company’s purpose and values. We are committed to conducting business with high ethical standards and expect our suppliers to do the same. More.

Animal welfare
We support the humane treatment of animals in agriculture. Our animal welfare policy includes a commitment to use 100 percent cage-free eggs in our operations by 2025. More.

More OUR PLANET in our interactive Global Responsibility Report.