General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30% across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net-zero emission levels by 2050.
The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based Target Initiative that model a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the planet’s health. The framework focuses on advancing regenerative agriculture across the company’s sourcing footprint on one million acres by 2030.
General Mills says up to one-third of greenhouse gases stem from the food system, and an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture. In 2019, General Mills committed to advancing regenerative agriculture on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The company defines regenerative agriculture as holistic, principles-based farming and ranching that seeks to strengthen ecosystems and community resilience.
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)