Climate Roadmap

In May 2014, as part of Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign, hundreds of thousands of people joined the call for General Mills and Kellogg to step off the sidelines and do more to combat climate change – both in their own supply chains and through their influence with other industries and governments.

After two months of public pressure General Mills and then Kellogg did what you asked by taking a strong stand for climate action. The companies agreed to implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains and press for meaningful political action to address climate change. 

This roadmap shows how both companies' commitment should become reality. As General Mills and Kellogg move from promises to action we’ll update this page to show progress.

Roadmap for General Mills' commitments on climate


IMMEDIATELY: 

Release comprehensive climate change policy 

    General Mills

    IMMEDIATELY: Disclose top suppliers for high-climate risk commodities

    • Disclose top three suppliers for palm oil
    • Disclose top three suppliers for sugar cane

    IMMEDIATELY: Engage in meaningful call for climate action

    • Join the BICEP advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation, and become member of  BICEP steering committee
    • Sign the Climate Declaration 

      JUNE 2015: Report progress towards establishing a total supply chain GHG emissions reduction target (Scope 1, 2, & 3)

        AUGUST 2015: Define and disclose a total supply chain GHG reduction target (Scope 1, 2, & 3) and action plan with focus on upstream agricultural emissions

        • Release reduction target aligned with a science-based methodology
        • Release action plan

        DECEMBER 2015:
        • CDP Investor Reports with Scope 3 emissions data
        • Respond to CDP Forest Information Request
        • Report total volumes sourced for palm oil
        • Report on industry engagement to join the Consumer Goods Forum zero net deforestation commitment

        JANUARY 2020: Fully implement Zero net deforestation policy in high-risk supply chains 

        AUGUST 2020: Update supply chain reduction target per a science-based assessment



        ONGOING:

      • Annually report on industry engagement to join the Consumer Goods Forum zero net deforestation commitment
      • Regularly report on progress towards zero net deforestation commitment in high-risk supply chains
      • Report progress towards sustainable sourcing and climate adaptation efforts within key ingredient supply chains
      • Regularly review company statements and policies to ensure they are aligned with mitigation targets, plans, and adaptation initiatives
      • Report on governance-related activity on climate policy where material

      • Roadmap for Kellogg's commitments on climate


        IMMEDIATELY: 

        Release comprehensive climate change policy 

          Kellogg

          SEPTEMBER 2014: Disclose top suppliers for high-climate risk commodities

          • Disclose top three suppliers for palm oil
          • Disclose top three suppliers for soy
          • Disclose top three suppliers for sugar cane


          SEPTEMBER 2014: Engage in meaningful call for climate action

          • Join the BICEP advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation
          • Sign the Climate Declaration 

            DECEMBER 2015: Define and disclose a total supply chain GHG reduction target (Scope 1, 2, & 3) and action plan with focus on upstream agricultural emissions

            • Release reduction target consistent with a 2°C science-based methodology  
            • Require suppliers to measure and publically disclose their emissions and reductions targets
            • Release action plan

            DECEMBER 2015: Reporting milestones
            • CDP Investor Reports with Scope 3 emissions data
            • Respond to CDP Forest Information Request
            • Report on progress towards zero net deforestation commitment in high-risk supply chains

            DECEMBER 2015:  

            Establish a climate change adaptation strategy that incorporates the needs of smallholders in the company’s supply chain


            JANUARY 2020: Zero net deforestation policy in high-risk supply chains is fully implemented



            ONGOING:

          • Annually report on engaging industry associations to commit to climate action and join the Consumer Goods Forum zero net deforestation commitment
          • Work with suppliers on implementation of company's climate and deforestation policies in existing and new markets 
          • Regularly review supply chain reduction target per a science-based assessment
          • Regularly report on progress towards zero net deforestation commitment in high-risk supply chains
          • Regularly review company statements and policies to ensure they are aligned with mitigation targets, plans, and adaptation initiatives
          • Report on governance-related activity on climate policy where material
          • Use your power as a consumer – take action

            Tell Kellogg to stop climate change from making people hungry.

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