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General Mills Inc.

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Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Org. Type: Business
Industry Sector: Food, beverage & agriculture
Language: English
Org. Website: www.generalmills.com
Org. Source: User
Profile Completion: 73%
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General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores.

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Water scarcity in California is rapidly increasing due to unsustainable water use and decreasing supply reliability. Worsening droughts, intensifying wildfires, and degradation of freshwater ecosystems, all amplified by climate change, are further threatening water supplies for people and nature. To … Learn More

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In California we have participated in stakeholder engagement sessions to share our insights and to learn from others. As a result of this engagement we are working with other food/bev companies to find projects for joint efforts.Project Results Identify opportunities … Learn More

Dairy manure is a valuable by-product that producers traditionally use to fertilize the crops they grow to keep their cows happy and healthy. However, with few export options and limited on-farm management strategies for this “black gold,” farmers end up … Learn More

Demonstration of best agricultural practices on our research farm for our growers; we are working with government agencies to provide zero-interest loans to growers to convert to drip irrigation systems on their farms; we grow native tree seedlings in our … Learn More

We are continuing to conduct deep analyses of our key at-risk growing areas and facility watersheds. We realize that much of our impact is beyond our direct operations which ultimately may be affected. We are working to implement strategies for … Learn More

We have worked to align public policy positions with water stewardship goals and through the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, we have initiated additional deep-dive analysis of challenges and opportunities as well as shared risk in the basin. We are … Learn More

We have worked to align public policy positions with water stewardship goals and through the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, we have initiated additional deep-dive analysis of challenges and opportunities as well as shared risk in the basin. We are … Learn More

Conduct an in-depth review of the Snake River watershed, which supports a key wheat growing region, and shared the detailed analysis with regional stakeholders in fiscal 2015. Now we are moving ahead with collaborative action. We are helping to fund … Learn More

Currently, California is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions, with severe impacts on ecosystems, communities, farms, and businesses. Connect the Drops is a business-led campaign, elevating the voice of California businesses in favor of resilient water supply … Learn More

Groundwater is a key resource under stress in California – communities rely on underground aquifers for drinking water, and farmers use groundwater as an essential water source, especially during times of drought. Many species and their habitats rely on the … Learn More

We contribute to the Rio Grande Water FundÕs work to help advance water conservation and education e orts in the Albuquerque community, including restoring forests to reduce catastrophic wildfires that threaten the areaÕs water supply. Over Learn More

General Mills is tracking the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan to drive progress toward watershed sustainability. We support TNC to help farmers implement water management and soil health practices that reduce groundwater withdrawals and address declining … Learn More

General Mills has supported TNC and Sustainable Conservation to develop resources such as the groundwater dependent ecosystem tool and the groundwater recharge assessment tool to assist development of groundwater sustainability plans. Through the California Water Action Collaborative, we share resources … Learn More

PHASE 4 We contribute to the Rio Grande Water FundÕs work to help advance water conservation and education e orts in the Albuquerque community, including restoring forests to reduce catastrophic wildfires that threaten the areaÕs water supply. Over the past … Learn More

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