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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Cocoa

      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "We regularly review our global sourcing footprint and have focused effort on those commodities at high risk of driving deforestation, and where in partnership with our suppliers or through coalitions or landscape engagements we can drive impactful change.  For General Mills, these are Palm Oil, Cocoa and Fiber packaging.  Within these categories, we employ a combination of approaches designed to help us achieve our sourcing goals and drive requirements to our upstream supply base. This includes: Inclusion of Agroforestry, biodiversity and livelihood improvement education and investment. Certification such as Roundtable for Sustainable Palm (RSPO) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Supply chain mapping with visibility of source materials to mill level or plot/plantation, where possible. Landscape level or origin direct investment in partnership with suppliers, NGO’s, or coalitions, or on our own.  Leveraging upstream suppliers and traders to evaluate and advance policy compliance. Coalition collaboration and engagement."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      They are a member of the CGF Deforestation resolution. "In addition to our climate policy, General Mills has signed the New York Declaration on Forests" "We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July2006" "We have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2008" "CFI is coordinated closely with a wide range of global and local environmental organizations and partnerships, including the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "We are concerned about the palm oil supply chain and its impact on the environment, workers, and communities. Palm oil expansion has contributed to deforestation and climate change, as well as other negative impacts on biodiversity, endangered species, the human rights of workers and communities, and the broader environment."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified
      "At General Mills, our Chairman CEO has ultimate accountability for sustainability, which is included in his annual performance objectives and impacts his compensation. He convenes the Sustainability Governance Committee three times each year to review and approve strategies, programs and key investments.Oversight of the company's sustainability work is provided by the General Mills Board of Director's Public Responsibility Committee, which regularly reviews the company's sustainability objectives and performance." - this includes deforestation-related commitments for palm oil, packaging and cocoa supply chains
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for at least one commodity
      0/0
      "At General Mills, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has ultimate accountability for sustainability, which is included in his annual performance objectives and impacts his compensation."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      "Address GHG emissions due to land use change through sustainable sourcing efforts in key supply chains and growing regions for General Mills ingredients at high risk for deforestation and land degradation including palm oil, fiber packaging and cocoa. Risks include deforestation of high conservation value landscapes (HCV) and high carbon stock forests (HCS); and draining of peat lands. Opportunities include application of mixed agroforestry as well as other regenerative practices. [...] General Mills was the first company across any sector to set a science-based target initiative (SBTi) commitment in 2015. During 2020, we launched new goals to drive further progress, in alignment with the new SBTi 1.5°C criteria. General Mills will reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain [4] (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2020). By 2050, we will achieve net zero GHG emissions across our full value chain. "
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 9,490,000 metric tons CO2e

      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Location based method
      "General Mills worked with Quantis, a sustainability and life-cycle assessment (LCA) consulting firm, to calculate our company’s GHG emissions footprint. [...] Agriculture and transformation represents the largest source of GHG emissions across our value chain, so it is central to our reduction efforts."
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "Reduce absolute GHG emissions across our full value chain (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2020); net zero emissions by 2050 PROGRESS THROUGH 2020: NA (2020 is base year)"
  • Commodity score
    40/88
    • Palm oil
      64/88
      • Commitment Strength
        17/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "We agree that mill list transparency across the sector is a necessary requirement for effective monitoring, and in 2018 we made public our global supplier mill list and will continue to update this on an annual basis." [...] "In 2019, we continued working with Proforest to trace our palm oil supply chain, identify sustainability risks and ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing." "Our aggregated purchasing volumes for 2020 are provided below. Mass balance and segregated volumes accounted for 99 percent of our 2020 purchases, and 99 percent of our palm oil volume was categorized as traceable to the extraction mill. " 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We agree that mill list transparency across the sector is a necessary requirement for effective monitoring, and in 2018 we made public our global supplier mill list and will continue to update this on an annual basis." [...] "In 2019, we continued working with Proforest to trace our palm oil supply chain, identify sustainability risks and ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing." "Our aggregated purchasing volumes for 2020 are provided below. Mass balance and segregated volumes accounted for 99 percent of our 2020 purchases, and 99 percent of our palm oil volume was categorized as traceable to the extraction mill. " 
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "We agree that mill list transparency across the sector is a necessary requirement for effective monitoring, and in 2018 we made public our global supplier mill list and will continue to update this on an annual basis." [...] "In 2019, we continued working with Proforest to trace our palm oil supply chain, identify sustainability risks and ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing." "Our aggregated purchasing volumes for 2020 are provided below. Mass balance and segregated volumes accounted for 99 percent of our 2020 purchases, and 99 percent of our palm oil volume was categorized as traceable to the extraction mill. " 
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We are guided by the International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.  At a minimum, we expect you to uphold these standards: Discrimination [...] Forced labour [....] Child labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Our 2018 updated statement on Palm Oil Sourcing strengthened the principles we expect of direct suppliers and ensured that they are in line with industry best-practice. Specific revisions to our policy and clarified expectations of our supply base include: [...] Measures to ensure inclusion of smallholders in the supply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "For more than 20 years, General Mills has been dedicated to establishing and growing successful business relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses, which provide important raw materials for our products as well as logistics, marketing and consulting services, among other things."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We work within a large, diverse value chain of business partners and stakeholders. We recognize that each entity in this value chain has its own independent duty to respect human rights. We expect them to adhere to ethical business conduct consistent with our own. We are committed to working with our business partners and stakeholders to fulfill this common goal. Consistent with the principles set forth in our Employee Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct, we: Recognize the importance of land rights as well as the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), as outlined in our Palm Oil Statement. Support implementation of FPIC by national authorities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "Our initial commitment in 2010 included compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct, as well as prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts consistent with the principle of free, prior and informed consent. As part of our concern about deforestation in palm growing regions, we updated our initial commitment with our 2014 palm oil statement." 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        33/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We agree that mill list transparency across the sector is a necessary requirement for effective monitoring, and in 2018 we made public our global supplier mill list and will continue to update this on an annual basis." [...] "In 2019, we continued working with Proforest to trace our palm oil supply chain, identify sustainability risks and ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing." "Our aggregated purchasing volumes for 2020 are provided below. Mass balance and segregated volumes accounted for 99 percent of our 2020 purchases, and 99 percent of our palm oil volume was categorized as traceable to the extraction mill. " 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification 

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification 
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification 
            "we expect suppliers to maintain public No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy aligned with our sourcing expectations, and to cover all oil palm concessions in our supply base with deforestation monitoring systems and/or commitments to jointly develop those systems. [....] As of December 2020, 97% of our supplier volumes were covered by NDPE policy, and 7/8 of our direct suppliers (representing 89% of our volumes) had confirmed deforestation monitoring systems in place [...] To help ensure our palm oil purchases do not contribute to deforestation of the world’s rainforests or negatively impact the communities and habitats that depend on them, we have sourced 100 percent of our palm oil as RSPO certified sustainable since 2015; in 2020 we achieved 99% of volumes as physically certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action
          "General Mills is a founding member of the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action, formally launched in September 2020, which requires member companies to collaboratively work towards a forest positive future, and proactively work with suppliers to mainstream deforestation free production across their business. [...] Within this membership, we have shared our membership with our direct suppliers. As part of our effort to advance progress here, General Mills has also joined the No-deforestation, No-peat and No-exploitation Implementation Reporting Framework (NDPE-IRF) active working group – a reporting tool designed to help companies understand and track progress in delivering NDPE commitments, including deforestation-free supply chains. updated August 2021."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "After conducting a high-level risk assessment and segmentation of 2,300 Tier 1 direct supplier* facilities worldwide, we identified about 1,200 facilities that have inherent risk, based on environmental, social and governance factors. We also assessed suppliers that provide raw materials or ingredients covered by our sustainable sourcing goals, as well as natural and organic products"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "At General Mills, our goal is to continually reduce our environmental footprint.  In addition to complying with all applicable environmental laws, we expect you to continually improve your own environmental performance.   [...] General Mills respects the law in its business operations and expects you to do the same by complying with all laws that apply to your business and your work with us.  If there is a conflict between what the law requires and the standards of this Code, we expect you to meet the higher standard. You must also be able to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct upon our request, and we expect you to take action to correct any non-compliance.  We reserve the right to terminate any agreement or arrangement with you if compliance with this Code cannot be demonstrated."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: webform/phone line

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "To report a concern, talk to your General Mills representative or contact the General Mills Ethics Line at generalmillsethics.ethicspoint.com. US, Canada, Puerto Rico phone number: 1-800-210-2878. Reporters may choose to be anonymous."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 103,167 Metric Tons
          "Purchasing of RSPO certified volumes* (metric tons) CY2020 Mass balance volume 101,330 / Segregated volume 622 / RSPO PalmTrace Credits** 1,215 / Total 103,167"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 103,167 Metric Tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          "Achieved 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification in 2015 (and maintained that certification since) n Shifted PalmTrace credit purchases to mass-balance and segregated certified volumes [...] Purchasing of RSPO certified volumes* (metric tons) CY2020 Mass balance volume 101,330 / Segregated volume 622 / RSPO PalmTrace Credits** 1,215 / Total 103,167"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We require facilities identified as having inherent risk to complete a self-assessment and provide supporting documentation on policies, procedures and previous audits, when available. Depending on the results, some facilities are required to undergo an onsite third-party audit, based on the SMETA protocol, covering human rights, health and safety, the environment and business integrity. These facilities develop corrective action plans to address identified non-compliances. During fiscal 2018, 196 Tier 1 supplier facilities completed self-assessments and 53 underwent third-party audits." 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador
          "We are pleased to see that the majority of our direct suppliers have done the same and, where they haven’t, we will continue to encourage them to do so. In addition, we declare our list of direct palm oil suppliers, updated annually, as part of our commitment to supply chain transparency. General Mills global direct palm oil suppliers(as of August 2021) AAK, ADM, Agropalma, Bunge, Loders, Croklaan, Cargill, Daabon, Fuji, Shanghai Zhongwu/COFCO China, Soya Hellas, Stratas Foods "
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "In 2017, with support from Proforest, General Mills began engaging its direct suppliers in review of their level of alignment with, and progress in implementing, our sustainable sourcing principles. The aim is to build up an accurate picture of how our suppliers are performing and where there may be gaps or opportunities for improvement across our key sourcing principles. This information is then fed into our annual supplier review process."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "In 2017, with support from Proforest, General Mills began engaging its direct suppliers in review of their level of alignment with, and progress in implementing, our sustainable sourcing principles. The aim is to build up an accurate picture of how our suppliers are performing and where there may be gaps or opportunities for improvement across our key sourcing principles. This information is then fed into our annual supplier review process. [...] "As a brand owner and manufacturer which is often many times removed from the producer, we expect our direct suppliers to robustly manage their own supply chains to ensure palm volumes supplied to General Mills meet or exceed our standards. In cases where there is verified non-compliance with our policy, or where there is continued failure to remediate verified non-compliances in a timely manner, we take steps to remove those producers from our supply chain."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes
          "Supplier Performance Update - October 2020 – FGV Holdings Berhad - In light of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol issuing a Withhold Release Order on palm oil from FGV Holdings, we are instructing our suppliers to remove palm originating from this company, from our supply chain.  In response to the on-going grievance against this company (see grievance tracker), we had already engaged our direct suppliers to understand supply chain implications and potential pathways to remove this supplier, while maintaining 100% sustainable palm oil sourcing via RSPO certification.  [...] January 2021 – Sime Darby Plantation Berhad - In light of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol issuing a Withhold Release Order on palm oil from Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and its subsidiaries, joint ventures, and affiliated entities, we are instructing our suppliers to remove palm originating from this company from our supply chain. In addition, we ask for supplier plans to enter this case into grievance systems and to closely monitor moving forward, while maintaining 100% sustainable palm oil sourcing via RSPO certification. "
    • Pulp & Paper
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "General Mills has a target to source 100% of our fibre packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that do not contribute to deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "General Mills will source 100 percent of our fiber packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that are known to not be contributing to deforestation (any high-risk regions will be independently verified)." [...] "In fiscal 2019, we reassessed our purchases in Asia to better understand risk and available certifications. We plan to convert all remaining, high-risk region volume to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mix or better in 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "General Mills has a target to source 100% of our fibre packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that do not contribute to deforestation [..] In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "General Mills has a target to source 100% of our fibre packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that do not contribute to deforestation [..] In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "General Mills has a target to source 100% of our fibre packaging by 2020 from recycled material or from virgin wood fiber regions that do not contribute to deforestation [..] In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We also expect our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct [...] We are guided by the International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. At a minimum, we expect you to uphold these standards: Forced labor - You will not use involuntary labor or require payment of fees or the surrendering of identification as a condition of employment. All employees will understand the terms of their employment. Child labor - You will not employ children less than 15 years of age, or 14 years of age where local law allows. Young employees under the age of 18 will not work at night, in hazardous conditions or in work that interferes with schooling. Freedom of association and collective bargaining - You will recognize and respect the rights of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Anti-discrimination and fair treatment - You will treat employees with respect. There will be no unlawful discrimination, harassment or abuse of any kind."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "we will... collaborate with suppliers, farmers and ranchers, trusted advisors, researchers and NGOs to invest in technical, financial and cultural support mechanisms to regenerate environmental, social, and economic outcomes. This includes leveraging industry collaborations like the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative. This also includes work with smallholder, conventional, regenerative and organic farmers to strengthen globally sustainable and regenerative farming practices. "
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "For more than 20 years, General Mills has been dedicated to establishing and growing successful business relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses, which provide important raw materials for our products as well as logistics, marketing and consulting services, among other things."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We work within a large, diverse value chain of business partners and stakeholders. We recognize that each entity in this value chain has its own independent duty to respect human rights. We expect them to adhere to ethical business conduct consistent with our own. We are committed to working with our business partners and stakeholders to fulfill this common goal. Consistent with the principles set forth in our Employee Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct, we: Recognize the importance of land rights as well as the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), as outlined in our Palm Oil Statement. Support implementation of FPIC by national authorities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "To report a concern, talk to your General Mills representative or contact the General Mills Ethics Line at generalmillsethics.ethicspoint.com. US, Canada, Puerto Rico phone number: 1-800-210-2878. Reporters may choose to be anonymous."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC, PEFC

          What is the compliant volume?: 100%
          "In 2020, 100% of our fiber packaging was from sustainable sources, using either recycled materials or virgin wood fiber, avoiding deforestation" Unclear how much was FSC
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "General Mills utilizes independent third parties to assess supplier compliance with this Code of Conduct. These assessments generally include confidential interviews with employees and on-site contract workers. We may also request that suppliers complete a self-assessment questionnaire. "
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "You must also be able to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct upon our request, and we expect you to take action to correct any non-compliance.  We reserve the right to terminate any agreement or arrangement with you if compliance with this Code cannot be demonstrated."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      22/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "Soy: Soy is one example of our extended sustainable sourcing focus. General Mills is committed to sustainable soy production practices. We adhere to the Consumer Goods Forum soy sourcing guidelines to help meet industry commitments to stop deforestation by 2020. We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July 2006. The majority of the soy General Mills purchases is sourced from the U.S. – not an area at risk for deforestation." [...] "For other commodities often associated with deforestation such as soy, meat and dairy, our exposure to regions at high risk of deforestation are minimal. While we operate businesses around the globe, most of our ingredients support our North American and European operations where we work with local suppliers, farmers and ranchers. For soy, over 99% is sourced from North American origins that pose no risk for deforestation. Soy products for animal feed are purchased almost exclusively from U.S. and/or other origins with minimal to zero deforestation risk."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: 0 not specified
            "Soy: Soy is one example of our extended sustainable sourcing focus. General Mills is committed to sustainable soy production practices. We adhere to the Consumer Goods Forum soy sourcing guidelines to help meet industry commitments to stop deforestation by 2020. We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July 2006. The majority of the soy General Mills purchases is sourced from the U.S. – not an area at risk for deforestation." "For other commodities often associated with deforestation such as soy, meat and dairy, our exposure to regions at high risk of deforestation are minimal. While we operate businesses around the globe, most of our ingredients support our North American and European operations where we work with local suppliers, farmers and ranchers. For soy, over 99% is sourced from North American origins that pose no risk for deforestation. Soy products for animal feed are purchased almost exclusively from U.S. and/or other origins with minimal to zero deforestation risk."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Soy: Soy is one example of our extended sustainable sourcing focus. General Mills is committed to sustainable soy production practices. We adhere to the Consumer Goods Forum soy sourcing guidelines to help meet industry commitments to stop deforestation by 2020. We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July 2006. The majority of the soy General Mills purchases is sourced from the U.S. – not an area at risk for deforestation." "For other commodities often associated with deforestation such as soy, meat and dairy, our exposure to regions at high risk of deforestation are minimal. While we operate businesses around the globe, most of our ingredients support our North American and European operations where we work with local suppliers, farmers and ranchers. For soy, over 99% is sourced from North American origins that pose no risk for deforestation. Soy products for animal feed are purchased almost exclusively from U.S. and/or other origins with minimal to zero deforestation risk."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Soy: Soy is one example of our extended sustainable sourcing focus. General Mills is committed to sustainable soy production practices. We adhere to the Consumer Goods Forum soy sourcing guidelines to help meet industry commitments to stop deforestation by 2020. We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July 2006. The majority of the soy General Mills purchases is sourced from the U.S. – not an area at risk for deforestation." "For other commodities often associated with deforestation such as soy, meat and dairy, our exposure to regions at high risk of deforestation are minimal. While we operate businesses around the globe, most of our ingredients support our North American and European operations where we work with local suppliers, farmers and ranchers. For soy, over 99% is sourced from North American origins that pose no risk for deforestation. Soy products for animal feed are purchased almost exclusively from U.S. and/or other origins with minimal to zero deforestation risk."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We are guided by the International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.  At a minimum, we expect you to uphold these standards: Discrimination [...] Forced labour [....] Child labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Within key ingredient supply chains, collaborate with suppliers, farmers and ranchers, trusted advisors, researchers and NGOs to invest in technical, financial and cultural support mechanisms to regenerate environmental, social, and economic outcomes. This includes leveraging industry collaborations like the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative. This also includes work with smallholder, conventional, regenerative and organic farmers to strengthen globally sustainable and regenerative farming practices. "
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "For more than 20 years, General Mills has been dedicated to establishing and growing successful business relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses, which provide important raw materials for our products as well as logistics, marketing and consulting services, among other things."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We work within a large, diverse value chain of business partners and stakeholders. We recognize that each entity in this value chain has its own independent duty to respect human rights. We expect them to adhere to ethical business conduct consistent with our own. We are committed to working with our business partners and stakeholders to fulfill this common goal. Consistent with the principles set forth in our Employee Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct, we: Recognize the importance of land rights as well as the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), as outlined in our Palm Oil Statement.Support implementation of FPIC by national authorities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          "We also support the Soy Moratorium commitment to not purchase soy from lands that have been deforested in the Amazon biome after July 2006. The majority of the soy General Mills purchases is sourced from the U.S. – not an area at risk for deforestation."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes:  Not for soy (they do for palm oil)

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: phone line
          "To report a concern, talk to your General Mills representative or contact the General Mills Ethics Line at generalmillsethics.ethicspoint.com. US, Canada, Puerto Rico phone number: 1-800-210-2878. Reporters may choose to be anonymous."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We require facilities identified as having inherent risk to complete a self-assessment and provide supporting documentation on policies, procedures and previous audits, when available. Depending on the results, some facilities are required to undergo an onsite third-party audit, based on the SMETA protocol, covering human rights, health and safety, the environment and business integrity. These facilities develop corrective action plans to address identified non-compliances. During fiscal 2018, 196 Tier 1 supplier facilities completed self-assessments and 53 underwent third-party audits." 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    16/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    14/18
    Avg. score

Profile

General Mills is an American company that manufactures and distributes baking products, ready meals, ice cream, cereals, snacks, soup, and yoghurt among other products. With sales in six continents it offers over 100 brands, including Yoplait, Betty Crocker, and Cheerios. General Mills Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Gold Medal, Immaculate Baking, Jus-Rol, Knack & Back, Pillsbury, Yoki, Cascadian Farms, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fiber One, Kix, Lucky Charms, Monsters, Total, Trix, Wheaties, Haagen-Dazs, Annie's, Green Giant, helper, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Mountain High, Muir Glen, Annie's, Latina, Nature Valley, Epic, Fruit Snacks, Yoplait

How we assess the Forest 500

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