Company’s commitment to RE100 demonstrates clean energy and climate leadership
MINNEAPOLIS, April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills set a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of the RE100 global corporate initiative. To achieve this, the company is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental objectives. Examples include two large-scale wind farms which will produce renewable energy credits (RECs), and anaerobic digestion (which captures and uses methane from waste to generate electricity).
2020 Global Responsibility Report outlines progress, marks 50th year reporting to stakeholders
April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, highlighting progress made on the company’s long-term global commitments. The annual update, which marks 50 years of reporting for the company, outlines significant progress against and investments in four priority areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.
The Company will also launch a paid community service program for Minneapolis-based employees to redirect their work hours to serving hunger-relief nonprofits.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With urgent need for both food donations and volunteers stemming from COVID-19, General Mills – in partnership with Feeding America – is announcing two new initiatives to help address these challenges:
The company joins industry leaders to support the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and offers marketing resources for restaurants struggling to remain open.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Mills Foodservice announces efforts underway to help support the restaurant industry, including a $100,000 donation to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) to help restaurant workers facing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. The fund, launched by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), includes a nationwide fundraising campaign called “Restaurant Relief America” led by industry icon Guy Fieri.
With MealConnect, companies can help feed the hungry and stop fresh food from being thrown in the trash.
By Rena Sarigianopoulos
We're seeing it happen in real time. Restaurants are closing or reducing operations to take out only. Corporate cafeterias abandoned as employees work from home, and hotels that have no guests, but still have all that fresh food.
"It allows them a free and easy way to connect with hunger relief agencies that can pick up that food within a very short window so they're not paying for transportation, and they can get that food out to those most in need in a pretty quick turnaround time," says Mary Jane Melendez with General Mills.
For the past three summers, Mahamud Mberwa has woken each day before dawn, squeezing in four hours of Uber driving before he treks to the Somali Bantu Community Farm.
“People need to be able to grow the food that is part of their tradition and culture,” said Kristin Heltman-Weiss, one of the project’s organizers. “And they need that to stay healthy, especially here in America.”
Millions of kids go to school with an empty stomach, making it hard to learn. This is why General Mills has partnered with No Kid Hungry to expand school breakfast programs where there is the greatest need. Last year alone, our support helped ensure 13 million more meals are being served each year to help kids be their best.
In honor of International Women's Day this week, we want to highlight one of the female farmers we work with to grow cocoa for our products.
Meet Rebecca Mensah, a farmer in Ghana where cocoa farming is the primary occupation. Mensah is part of CARE's cocoa sustainability initiative. Because of the program, she said, "Now, I am able to provide support for my children’s education, because I have a source of income. This gives me the strength and opportunity to contribute to household decision-making."
At General Mills, we are proud to support many female leaders who are making a positive change in the world to nourish those facing hunger and to help nurture the earth. Learn about a sampling of these terrific women-led partner organizations and their impact in this video.