Addressing Climate Change Across the Value Chain

by Ken Powell
Sep 8, 2015 12:30 PM ET

We serve the world by making food people love. To produce that food, we rely on Mother Nature to supply the ingredients we need. Therefore, we understand the impact changes in the health of our planet can have on agriculture and our business. 

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues that our society faces today. There are numerous risks that climate change presents to our livelihoods, our business and our shared planet if left unaddressed.

With our planet’s population growth expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, we see the challenges with providing food for more people in a resource constrained world.  

General Mills wants to be part of the solution. We know this issue is top of mind for our consumers, customers and our employees, and we believe addressing climate change is not only imperative to the long-term viability of our company, but to each of us as individuals as well.

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Ken Powell is chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, which as one of the world's largest food companies, produces and markets leading brands such as Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Nature Valley and Yoplait