Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, serves a global export market. Customers appreciate the sustainability of the Windsor operation and the local forests that support it.
While we have always used locally grown wood to make paper, there are some important benefits from shortening the distance we haul from the forest to the mill.
With 50,000 trucks hauling wood annually, and an average haul distance to the mill of 120 miles, road safety, truck noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and labor availability are some of the issues we manage every day along with controlling freight costs.
By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.
Up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from the food system, an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture.
A similar story plays out across our General Mills value chain: 50% of our greenhouse gas footprint comes from agriculture. As a food company, our biggest opportunity for positive impact lies at the farm level of our supply chain.
Our commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030 builds on decades of work by employees past and present to prioritize the people and places growing our ingredients.
As consumers become more conscious of sustainability, they’re demanding eco-friendly, biodegradable alternatives for petroleum-based products. With our robust pulp and paper business, we’re well positioned to address three global megatrends: plastic substitution, food packaging and e-commerce.
When it comes to helping the environment, it’s pretty much impossible for a single person to make a noticeable difference on their own. That said, if all of us make little environmentally friendly choices every day, those choices start to add up. And one easy choice anyone can make is to buy recycled shoes.
Training courses will make learning about sugarcane sustainability easy and accessible
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bonsucro, a global non-profit organization that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world, last week announced that SCS Global Services (SCS) has qualified as a Licensed Training Provider.