General Mills

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is General Mills doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 48

General Mills has a DitchCarbon Score of 48 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability practices. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing overall environmental sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

General Mills is a company in the food industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low

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Very high

General Mills operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.
12.79%

...this company is doing 12.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

General Mills, a leader in the US food industry, expanded into Canada in 1954, introducing iconic brands such as Betty Crocker and Cheerios. Based in Mississauga, the company offers a wide range of products including Cheerios, Nature Valley, and Pillsbury, and has developed unique items tailored for the Canadian market. Beyond providing food products, General Mills Canada supports healthy lifestyles through initiatives like the Champions for Healthy Kids™ grant program, which aids youth nutrition and fitness projects.

Good news, General Mills has set solid SBTi commitments

General Mills has established targets to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves taking actionable steps to decrease their environmental impact within their direct operations and energy use.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

General Mills should undertake a thorough inventory of all direct emissions sources to identify and mitigate Scope 1 emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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