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A Field Guide to Creating a Regenerative Brand

General Mills and Dave’s Killer Bread are building a radically better future with regenerative business models
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By Liz Courtney

Nature Valley Launches First-Ever Store Drop-off Recyclable Snack Bar Wrapper

The brand that created the granola bar innovates again with new packaging technology to drive sustainability in the snack and CPG industry.
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MINNEAPOLIS, February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nature Valley is leading the charge to a more recyclable future and today, launches the first plastic film wrapper designated as Store Drop-Off recyclable by How2Recycle with the brand’s iconic Crunchy granola bar. The newly packaged bars are on shelves this spring and bring Nature Valley closer to achieving its commitment to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. By purposefully not patenting this wrapper, Nature Valley is welcoming other food brands to apply the technology to their product portfolios.

Cascadian Farm Commits $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to Rebuild Wildlife Habitat and Restore Groundwater on Farmland in the Sacramento Valley

Two-year program aims to build farm and farmer resilience in key sourcing region
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MINNEAPOLIS, February 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Cascadian Farm, a pioneering brand in the organic movement, announced its commitment of $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and regenerate groundwater on more than 25 million square feet, equal to 600 acres of farmland, in this key sourcing region for the brand.

General Mills Marks Inclusion Milestone

Earns perfect 100 for the 15th year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ — For the 15th year, General Mills has earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

Employee Nonprofit Fights Bias With Books

By Amanda Best
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The tragic killing of George Floyd in 2020, in our global headquarters hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, inspired a group of General Mills employees to make a difference.

And they’re doing it through books.

After Floyd’s death, Alli Hearne – Senior Solutions Manager at General Mills – began searching for a way to talk to her children about racism, expose them to people of different backgrounds and ultimately reduce unconscious bias in the next generation.

Nature Valley Collaborates With Daveed Diggs to Remake “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” to Celebrate Restoring Access to 10,000 Miles of National Park Trails

Grammy and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs performs the inspirational anthem, reminding people to get outdoors and enjoy nature
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Nature Valley and the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced today the completion of a three-year project to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails, which is equivalent to flying from New York City to Sydney. To celebrate the occasion, Nature Valley has remade the undeniably infectious 80’s hit song, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers and partnered with Grammy and Tony Award-winning music talent Daveed Diggs to perform the anthem.

The General Mills Foundation and UNCF Present the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Featuring Dr. Bernice King and Ambassador Andrew Young

Virtual event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, raise funds for UNCF Twin Cities.
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast will feature a conversation between Dr. Bernice King and former United States Ambassador Andrew Young, who will share their memories and insights of Dr. King, his leadership and the urgency of his message today. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 9 a.m. CST at MLKBreakfast.com.

General Mills on CDP's 'A List' for Climate and Water Stewardship for Third Consecutive Year

Company recognized for environmental leadership and best practices across global corporate sustainability measures
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MINNEAPOLIS, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Mills (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental impact nonprofit CDP, achieving a prestigious double ‘A’ score for tackling both climate change and water security.

This year, General Mills is one of few North American companies in the Food & Beverage sector to attain a double ‘A’ score and was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and practice sustainable management of water resources.

Rabobank Recognizes General Mills, PepsiCo for Leadership

By Eric Schroeder
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General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, took home the 2020 Rabobank Award for Leadership in Sustainability. The award recognizes a high-impact organization that has achieved unique steps toward business, environmental, social and governance sustainability, and General Mills was recognized in 2020 for its “bold regenerative agriculture projects, sustainable sourcing, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commitment to 100% renewable energy in operations by 2030.”

General Mills Named to Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices for Third Consecutive Year

Company ranks 90th percentile overall and secured industry-best scores
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., November 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has been named for the third consecutive year to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and S&P Global

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices recognize leadership in corporate sustainability and are based on in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social performance. 

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