MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills, Inc. is stepping up its efforts around regenerative agriculture and views the practice as key to reaching its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, the company’s top sustainability officer said.
Mary Jane Melendez, chief sustainability and social impact officer, offered details about General Mills’ efforts around regenerative agriculture during the May 4 General Mills Force for Good event, conducted virtually with investment analysts. She also described setbacks over the past year in the company’s progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mary Jane Melendez
Kicking off the investor event were remarks by Jeffrey L. Harmening, president and chief executive officer of General Mills.
Mr. Harmening sought to put the company’s current efforts into perspective by noting General Mills has publicly reported on its social responsibility work for 52 straight years and in 2015 became the first…