General Mill Releases 2020 Global Responsibility Report
General Mills has released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights the progress the company has made in achieving its long-term global commitments.
The annual update, which this year marks 50 years of reporting on the company’s achievements in this area, outlines 'significant' progress and investments in four priority areas: food, planet, people and community, the company said.
Jeff Harmening, chairman and CEO of General Mills commented on the report, saying, “Taking care of the land that sustains us all requires that we act as a force for good for our planet. That is why, for more than 50 years, we;ve reported our global responsibility results and progress.”
In 2019, General Mills and its foundation advanced regenerative farming on one million acres of farmland, provided 5.5 billion meals around the world through philanthropic partners and food donations, and invested in efforts that collectively helped to improve the lives of more than 22 000 smallholder farmers and their families around the world.
Chief sustainability and social impact officer, Mary Jane Melendez said, “Our global presence allows General Mills to create real impact, at every level.
“We are committed to using our scale where it matters most. For us, that means advancing regenerative agriculture, supporting farmers across our value chain, and accelerating our ongoing efforts to end hunger and reduce food waste,” she added.
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