Social responsibility

Nov 30, 2017

General Mills deepens investment in soil health with $735,000 contribution to National Wheat Foundation

General Mills continues to invest in soil health practices on U.S. agricultural farmland with its latest contribution of $735,000 to the National Wheat Foundation. The foundation, along with the Soil Health Partnership, will advance widespread adoption and implementation of these practices.

Nov 16, 2017

General Mills signs World Cocoa Foundation’s joint Frameworks for Action to combat deforestation

General Mills has joined leading companies in an agreement to end deforestation, protect national parks from illegal cocoa production and develop alternative livelihoods for affected smallholder farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The two countries produce nearly two-thirds of the world’s annual supply of cocoa. The far-reaching joint Frameworks for Action, led by the World Cocoa Foundation, was announced today at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Sep 21, 2017

National Box Tops for Education Week kicks off coast-to-coast fundraising

As each school year approaches, schools and teachers gather the supplies and equipment they need to provide effective learning for students. But too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions about what they need the most. For more than 20 years, one program has been helping bridge that gap for schools across the country, and in late September, supporters are gearing up to raise more money than ever.

Sep 06, 2017

General Mills announces retirement of Kim Nelson, senior vice president, External Relations

General Mills today announced that Kim Nelson, Senior Vice President, External Relations and President of the General Mills Foundation will be retiring at the end of 2017. Nelson has been with the company for 29 years and most recently has had responsibility for the General Mills Foundation, Sustainability, Global Corporate Communications, Government Affairs and Public Policy, and Consumer Relations functions.

Jul 20, 2017

General Mills, Box Tops for Education™ survey reveals top family summer activity, snack trends

This summer, General Mills and Box Tops for Education™ surveyed nearly one thousand American parents to identify which activities and snacks families are enjoying most during the dog days of summer. The detailed survey concluded families are most interested in simple, outdoor activities and unexpected road trips with the right mix of snacks and fun in the sun. However, findings show the food enjoyed most varies by region.

Jun 21, 2017

Veteran marketer Ivan Pollard joins General Mills as global chief marketing officer

General Mills today announced that Ivan Pollard has been named global chief marketing officer (CMO), effective July 10, 2017. Pollard will report to Jeff Harmening, chief executive officer and be accountable for establishing the company’s first global marketing and media planning function responsible for marketing strategies, connections planning, and building organizational capabilities globally.

Jun 08, 2017

General Mills continues clean energy leadership

General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. During the peak of construction, the project will create about 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce.

Apr 20, 2017

Food, conservation groups invest in soil to sustain food production

A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.

Apr 11, 2017

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility

General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. General Mills continues to make significant progress toward nutrition improvements and sustainable sourcing of their food, as well as climate and pollinator protection – all key highlights of this year’s report.

Mar 09, 2017

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Shoppers may notice something unusual about the boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios on grocery store shelves this spring -- "BuzzBee," the brand’s iconic spokesbee, is missing and there's a very important reason why. Buzz disappeared from boxes because there's something serious going on with the world's pollinators.

Mar 07, 2017

Cascadian Farm invests in Kernza® perennial grain with promising restorative benefits for farms

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills today announced their work with The Land Institute to help commercialize organic Kernza, a perennial grain and wild relative of annual wheat, whose deep roots show promise to increase soil health, carbon sequestration, water retention and enhance surrounding wildlife habitat. The sweet- and nutty-tasting grain lends itself particularly well as an ingredient for cereal and snacks.

Jan 26, 2017

General Mills recognized as world leader for corporate action on climate change

General Mills has been recognized as a global climate leader and has been named to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate A-List, Supplier Engagement Leader Board and Supplier Climate A-List. The company is among the 9 percent of global corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate A-List, in recognition of its performance and actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.

Jan 09, 2017

Civil rights activist, author Myrlie Evers-Williams to be keynote Speaker at MLK Holiday Breakfast

Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights leader, author and wife of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will give the keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Nov 30, 2016

Multi-year, $4 million investment in pollinator habitat

The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of Conservancy scientists, economists and agriculture experts and made possible through support from General Mills, the Roadmap makes the business case for investing in sustainable soil health practices to achieve unprecedented economic benefits for U.S. farmers and businesses, as well as significant conservation outcomes for generations to come.

Nov 01, 2016

Healthy soils could deliver nearly $50 billion in benefits annually

The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of Conservancy scientists, economists and agriculture experts and made possible through support from General Mills, the Roadmap makes the business case for investing in sustainable soil health practices to achieve unprecedented economic benefits for U.S. farmers and businesses, as well as significant conservation outcomes for generations to come.

Oct 24, 2016

Ceres, WWF recognize General Mills as AgWater Steward for water conservation in global supply chain

General Mills was named an AgWater Steward by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for having far-reaching, ongoing water commitments and for showing action across all five categories of the group’s AgWater Challenge -- including water risk assessments and setting reduction goals, reducing water risk in agricultural supply chains and supporting producers in addressing these issues.

Oct 13, 2016

Environmental leaders, Fortune 500 companies announce collaborative investments to protect California’s water future

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Oct 13, 2016

Environmental leaders, Fortune 500 companies announce collaborative investments to protect California’s water.

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Sep 08, 2016

General Mills celebrates 20th birthday of Box Tops for Education with new ways to earn cash for schools

This fall, General Mills is celebrating the 20th birthday of its iconic Box Tops for Education™ program, which has provided schools in the U.S. with more than $780 million in funding over the last two decades. To mark the occasion, the company is reinforcing its commitment to strengthening hometown communities through school funding by doubling the value of Box Tops collected through an all-new Box Tops Bonus App during the months of September and October, and mounting a widespread push to get more people than ever participating in the program.

Jun 08, 2016

General Mills partners with Organic Valley

General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.

Jun 07, 2016

General Mills recognized for sustainability by Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings for the third consecutive year for its environmental performance within the company's operations. This year, General Mills improved to 29th out of 500 best publicly traded U.S. companies and 59th out of 500 best publicly traded global companies, up from 48th and 77th in 2015.

Jun 03, 2016

General Mills statement on palm oil supplier

General Mills takes very seriously the suspension of certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of one of our suppliers, IOI.

Apr 13, 2016

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments

Today, General Mills released its 2016 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s goals and progress in the areas of health and wellness, sustainability, workplace and community engagement.

Mar 23, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 third-quarter results in line with expectations, reaffirms full-year outlook

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Our third-quarter financial results were in line with our expectations.

Mar 22, 2016

General Mills announces global water stewardship commitment

Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate collaboration efforts, foster development of foundational tools, and advocate science-based policy in these watersheds, commensurate with the gap in stewardship in each individual watershed.

Mar 09, 2016

General Mills to double organic acreage sourcing to meet growing demand for natural and organic foods

General Mills today announced it will accelerate its commitment to more than double the organic acreage from which it sources ingredients. The company now expects to meet its goal of 250,000 acres by 2019. The increased acreage is directly linked to the company’s goals to grow net sales from its natural and organic products.

Feb 10, 2016

General Mills celebrates 150 Years of innovation, invention, food and fun

General Mills announces its 150th birthday today with plans for a year-long celebration. To celebrate its impact on a century and a half of food around the world, General Mills will share and highlight nostalgic food memorabilia from its historical archives. And honoring its journey of developing leading brands, life-changing inventions and cultural icons, General Mills is pledging “a future of continued innovation – and striving to help make its communities and the world a better place.”

Dec 15, 2015

General Mills reports progress on pledge to reduce sodium

General Mills today reported on progress it has made against its publicly stated commitment to reduce sodium by 20 percent across 10 key U.S. retail product categories by the end of 2015. General Mills has met or exceeded its stated goal in seven of ten categories, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18 to 35 percent.

Oct 19, 2015

General Mills joins White House pledge on climate change

Today, General Mills signed on to American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 80 companies from across the American economy to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

Aug 30, 2015

General Mills announces new commitment on climate change

General Mills announced today a commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The commitment was calculated using science-based methodology to achieve a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

Jun 15, 2015

General Mills receives high marks for corporate sustainability on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2015 Green Rankings for the second consecutive year for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company's operations.

Jun 03, 2015

General Mills invests in organic farming pipeline

General Mills invests $50,000 to support the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI), a multi-year program aimed at building resiliency and stability in the organic field crop sector while increasing the quantity and quality of organic field crops in Canada.

Apr 07, 2015

General Mills reports progress on Global Responsibility commitments

General Mills released its annual Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. General Mills reports progress on the most material topics related to its business – health and wellness, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Jan 19, 2015

Vernon Jordan calls for renewed hope, meaningful action at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Today, Vernon E. Jordan, renowned civil rights leader, presidential advisor, attorney and business leader, delivered the keynote address at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast on the theme “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.”

Jun 16, 2014

“Bee” the difference and help save the bees

One out of every three bites of food is made possible by bees and other pollinators. Pollinator populations are declining worldwide and could have a great impact on the food supply.

Jun 13, 2014

General Mills grants celebrate Twin Cities’ Communities of Color

To celebrate 60 years of giving, the General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, has doubled its grant pool for 2014 to $1 million.

Jun 05, 2014

General Mills ranked 37th in U.S. and 65th globally in 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2014 Green Rankings for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company's operations. The rankings are a respected and credible assessment of environmental performance.

Jun 02, 2014

General Mills Foundation doubles grant giving to further advance youth nutrition and fitness

Today, the General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, awarded $1 million, twice that of previous years, to Champions for Healthy Kids grant recipients.

May 13, 2014

General Mills ranks No. 2 in the “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” List from Working Mother

Today, Working Mother magazine named General Mills among the top five “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in the U.S. — an honor that recognizes 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. In 2013, a majority of General Mills’ new hires were women and today, 45 percent of managers and 38 percent of directors at the company are female.

Apr 29, 2014

General Mills makes joint commitment with Walmart to protect environment and strengthen agricultural communities

General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon to announce a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Bentonville, Ark., at Walmart’s first ever Sustainability Product Expo.

Apr 23, 2014

General Mills receives high marks on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List

For the 10th year, DiversityInc recognized General Mills’ corporate diversity and inclusion programs and practices on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. With more than 1,000 participating companies, the 2014 Top 50 list is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally.

Apr 16, 2014

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility committments

General Mills has released its annual Global Responsibility Report, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. The company reported progress in the areas most material to its business – health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Jan 20, 2014

Donna Brazile emphasizes the importance of service at the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Today, Donna Brazile, well-known political commentator, strategist and author, encouraged the audience at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast to judge success not by wealth, but by the quality of service to others.

Jan 16, 2014

General Mills named to FORTUNE’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

General Mills was named to FORTUNE’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” General Mills placed 64th on this year’s list. General Mills has made the prestigious list 11 times since first appearing in 1998.

Oct 30, 2013

Nearly three quarters of General Mills U.S. Retail sales volume nutritionally improved

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. These improvements include enhancing positive nutrition such as increasing protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, or reducing limiters such as calories, sodium, sugar and fat, all while ensuring great taste. In fiscal 2013 alone, the company improved more than 20 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume and the nutritional improvements touched all General Mills U.S. Retail platforms, including Baking, Cereal, Dairy, Meals and Snacks.

Sep 25, 2013

General Mills commits to sustainably source 10 priority ingredients by 2020

Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain

Sep 13, 2013

General Mills named to esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Index

General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.

Apr 30, 2013

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility efforts

Today, General Mills released its 2013 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s progress and commitments in the areas of health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Apr 25, 2013

Cheerios serves Spoonfuls of Stories for the 11th year to get books into childrens' hands

Furthering its commitment to nourish children’s bodies and minds, Cheerios® is expanding its Spoonfuls of Stories® to reach older kids for the first time in the history of the 11-year program.

Mar 18, 2013

Hunger-Free Minnesota, General Mills Foundation, announce $220,000 grant

Hunger-Free Minnesota and the General Mills Foundation today announced a $220,000 grant award to Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. The grant is being given to support Hunger-Free Minnesota’s School Breakfast Program, a statewide effort aimed at increasing participation in the United States Department of Agriculture-funded School Breakfast Program.

Feb 28, 2013

General Mills Foundation joins new Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Today, during an event where First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools, the General Mills Foundation committed $10 million to help implement the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a comprehensive, school-based fitness assessment program.

Feb 20, 2013

Häagen-Dazs and General Mills to help smallholder farmers increase yields and improve sustainability practices in Madagascar

General Mills and Häagen-Dazs today announced an initiative designed to foster greater economic vitality for smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar and ensure the availability of high quality vanilla for future generations.

Dec 03, 2012

Production of breakfast cereals kicks off in Malaysia with new CPW factory

Consumers in Asia can enjoy Nestlé breakfast cereals produced in Malaysia for the first time following the opening of a new $35 million manufacturing facility in the country.

Nov 01, 2012

General Mills commits $250,000 to aid relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy

In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast of the United States Monday and Tuesday, General Mills and the General Mills Foundation today announced a commitment of $250,000 to aid disaster relief efforts.

Oct 29, 2012

Nominate community volunteers for Local and Emerging Legend awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast Committee is seeking Minnesota-based nominations for its annual Local and Emerging Legend awards program.

Oct 18, 2012

General Mills CEO says company is 'hungry to help' food producers in Africa

At the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue General Mills CEO Ken Powell addressed attendees on the company’s efforts to fight hunger in Africa through collaboration and employee volunteerism.

Sep 05, 2012

New customer service facility achieves LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council

New General Mills customer service facility achieves LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council. Company’s new distribution center in Fort Wayne, Ind., is the largest LEED Gold building of its kind in the U.S. and third largest in the world.

Aug 21, 2012

Nearly 70 percent of the General Mills U.S. retail sales volume nutritionally improved

General Mills has improved the health profile of 68 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. In fiscal 2012 alone, the company improved nearly 16 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements include adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fat. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005.

Jun 04, 2012

General Mills celebrates Twin Cities communities of color through annual grant program

The General Mills Foundation today announced 50 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations across the Twin Cities with programs designed to improve the lives of people within the local communities of color.

Apr 26, 2012

General Mills Foundation celebrates Champions for Healthy Kids' 10th anniversary

The General Mills Foundation, in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, announced the recipients of its 2012 Champions for Healthy Kids grants. As part of the program’s 10 year anniversary, 10 ‘best of the best’ legacy award recipients were selected from previous Champions for Healthy Kids grantees. Each organization was awarded $50,000 to continue their proven programming to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors among youth.

Apr 04, 2012

General Mills releases 2012 Global Responsibility Report

General Mills today released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s progress in the areas of health, communities and environment.

Feb 24, 2012

USAID honors General Mills with global citizenship recognition

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited General Mills’ technical center in Minneapolis to recognize employee volunteers for their global citizenship. The recognition was given to General Mills for its work with food processors and small-holder farmers in Africa through its hunger-fighting nonprofit, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

Oct 11, 2011

General Mills marks strong year of health improvements

General Mills today announced that it improved the health profile of products comprising approximately 25 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume in fiscal 2011. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005. Between fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2011, the company has improved the health profile of 64 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements have included adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fats.

Oct 07, 2011

Cereal Partners Worldwide Swiss Innovation Center awarded LEED® Platinum certification

Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, today announced that its Innovation Center has become the first industrial building in Switzerland to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Aug 29, 2011

General Mills Foodservice awards $100,000 in grants to 39 K-12 schools

General Mills Foodservice has awarded grants up to $3,000 each to 39 K-12 schools across the country through the National Dairy Council Fuel Up Breakfast Grant program. A total of $100,000 in funding was awarded to help schools build or expand their breakfast programs.

Aug 03, 2011

General Mills partners with American Refugee Committee

The General Mills Foundation today announces up to $100,000 in support to the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to speed famine relief efforts to the millions of Somalis on the brink of starvation. An initial $50,000 donation has been made to ARC, a humanitarian organization based in the Twin Cities.

Jun 22, 2011

General Mills awards grant to improve sustainability of vanilla plant

General Mills today announced a $200,000 grant to researchers at the University of California-Davis to map the vanilla genome and to research natural crop improvements that will lead to a more sustainable supply of cultivated vanilla.

Jun 15, 2011

National Dairy Council and General Mills Foodservice to award $100,000 in grants

General Mills Foodservice has committed $100,000 to help K-12 schools improve or expand their breakfast programs through the National Dairy Council® Fuel UpTM Breakfast Grant program.

Jun 07, 2011

General Mills pledges $1 million to fight hunger in Minnesota

General Mills joined corporations and community partners from across Minnesota today to launch Hunger-Free Minnesota, a three-year initiative with the goal of sustainably adding 100 million meals annually for hungry children and adults in the state. General Mills today pledged $1 million in financial support which will be used to fund initiatives that will expand existing programs and increase efficiencies within the emergency food system, the Minnesota Food Support Program and Child Nutrition Programs.

Jun 02, 2011

General Mills pledges long-term support for North Minneapolis

At a monthly gathering of community leaders from the Hawthorne neighborhood of North Minneapolis, the General Mills Foundation announced plans for long-term support of North Minneapolis’ rebuilding efforts following the devastating tornadoes that struck the area a week ago. Today’s announcement is in addition to the General Mills Foundation’s previous pledge of $25,000 to support immediate disaster response efforts in North Minneapolis.

May 26, 2011

General Mills collaborates with ADA, President’s Council

The General Mills Foundation, along with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition today announced the 50 recipients of this year’s Champions for Healthy Kids grants, totaling $500,000. The grants are awarded to community-based organizations across the United States with dedicated programs that equip youth with the tools they need to live healthy, balanced and active lifestyles.

May 25, 2011

Pound For Pound Challenge inspired Americans to lose weight for a cause

Americans are helping the hunger crisis with the Pound For Pound Challenge. As announced on last night’s season 11 finale of “The Biggest Loser: Couples,” participants pledged to lose more than 3.1 million pounds of weight, which will enable Feeding America to secure 3.1 million pounds of groceries for local food banks.

May 24, 2011

General Mills pledges disaster relief support following Midwest tornadoes

In response to the devastating tornadoes that struck the Midwestern United States on Sunday, the General Mills Foundation is pledging $75,000 to support immediate response efforts in Missouri and Minnesota.

May 20, 2011

General Mills grants support to Twin Cities’ Communities of Color

The General Mills Foundation has awarded 50 Twin Cities nonprofit organizations with $10,000 grants to support programs and initiatives focused on Celebrating Communities of Color.

Apr 11, 2011

General Mills employees “Think Global, Volunteer Local” in conjunction with National Volunteer Week

General Mills today kicks off its annual “Think Global, Volunteer Local” campaign, a series of global volunteer projects that celebrates two of the company’s core values – volunteerism and sustainability.

Mar 24, 2011

General Mills releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report covering the company’s progress on health, community and environmental initiatives. The report can be viewed or downloaded on the company’s new CSR website.

Mar 16, 2011

General Mills launches new nonprofit to improve food processing and alleviate hunger in Africa

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the launch of Partners in Food Solutions as a hunger-fighting nonprofit bringing food production and food processing expertise to small and medium-sized food processors in African nation

Mar 03, 2011

General Mills named a top corporate citizen by Corporate Responsibility magazine

Annual survey ranks corporate responsibility performance of major companies globally

Dec 13, 2010

General Mills, CARE and Country Music Star Lee Ann Womack join forces to fight poverty in Africa through JoinMyVillage.com

Join My Village, a “click to commit” social change initiative, is launching the second year of its online community with a new partner: American country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack.

Dec 02, 2010

Mayor of Newark Cory Booker to speak at 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Mayor of Newark Cory Booker to speak at 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast; tickets on sale at MLKBreakfast.org

Dec 01, 2010

Box Tops For Education® program further expands to help schools make the grade

Land O’Lakes, Welch’s and Brita join Box Tops For Education program during 2010-2011 school year

Aug 24, 2010

General Mills Foundation donates $250,000 for relief in Pakistan

Responding to widespread flood-related displacement and destruction in the region, the General Mills Foundation announced today a contribution of $250,000 to CARE Pakistan Flood Emergency Fund efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Jul 23, 2010

General Mills Methuen warehouse is company’s first solar powered U.S. facility

Advancing General Mills’ commitment to renewable energy, the company today announced a major solar energy initiative at its Methuen, Mass., facility. With the installation of solar panels now complete, solar energy is expected to supply nearly 80 percent of the warehouse’s summertime power needs, and 40 percent of its needs the rest of the year.

Jun 24, 2010

General Mills Foundation helps Washington, D.C. schools combat childhood obesity

The General Mills Foundation is helping wage a battle against the growing rate of childhood obesity in the nation’s capital by providing a $100,000 matching grant to support the United Way of the National Capital Area’s (UWNCA) Child Wellness Initiative.

Jun 22, 2010

General Mills partners with American Dietetic Association to help kids adopt healthy eating and exercise habits

General Mills partners with American Dietetic Association to help kids adopt healthy eating and exercise habits

Jun 02, 2010

General Mills awarded the President’s Award by the CECP

Company recognized for African Women and Children’s Hunger program

May 25, 2010

General Mills places in the top 5 on Working Mother’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women list

2010 marks the company's seventh consecutuve year on the list

Apr 16, 2010

General Mills Employees Think Global, Volunteer Local April 19 - 23

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and National Volunteer Week, General Mills is kicking off a coordinated series of global volunteer projects through a program called “Think Global, Volunteer Local.”

Apr 14, 2010

General Mills 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Now Available

General Mills’ 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights new and long-standing achievements in the areas of health, community and environment. The report is available for download at GeneralMills.com/csr.

Apr 14, 2010

Informe de responsabilidad social corporativa 2010 de General Mills actualmente disponible

El informe de Responsabilidad social corporativa 2010 de General Mills destaca los logros nuevos, como también los de larga trayectoria en las áreas de salud, comunidad y medio ambiente.

Apr 07, 2010

Committed to Earth Day, Every Day

Green Giant Announces Partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Mar 02, 2010

General Mills Named a Top Corporate Citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

General Mills was named today to Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2010. General Mills ranks third in the magazine’s 11th annual ranking.

Jan 26, 2010

General Mills delivers help to Haiti

Continuing its response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a General Mills plane delivered more than a ton of medical supplies to the beleaguered country on Thursday.

Jan 18, 2010

Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery Speaks at 20th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery encouraged others to reaffirm their dedication to social justice at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday.

Jan 14, 2010

General Mills Foundation Pledges $250,000 to Earthquake Relief in Haiti

The General Mills Foundation today announced a commitment of $250,000 to support disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

Dec 24, 2009

10 Ways General Mills Nourished Communities in 2009

General Mills Ends Year with Renewed Commitment to Alleviating Hunger in the U.S. and Africa

Dec 11, 2009

Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery to Speak at 20th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery will highlight the legacy of Dr. King’s dream at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18.

Dec 04, 2009

General Mills, NBC's The Biggest Loser and Feeding America Join Forces to Rally America to 'Wake Up to Hunger'

Partners Travel the Country to Encourage Americans to Help Make a Difference

Nov 24, 2009

Box Tops Marketplace® a One-Stop Online Shop to find Holiday Gifts and Give Back

The Box Tops for Education® Online Shopping Mall Makes Gift Selection Easy Through Interest Profiles and Helps Stretch Holiday Dollars by Giving Back to Schools

Oct 13, 2009

General Mills Recognized For Integrity and Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Consumer foods giant General Mills has been named as the recipient of the third annual “Crown Award” for responsible advertising, presented by Hallmark Channels and the Parents Television Council.

Oct 05, 2009

General Mills Joins Unprecedented Coalition to Help Reduce Obesity

Company’s nationally recognized strategies frame commitment

Oct 01, 2009

General Mills supports disaster relief in Georgia, the Philippines

Flood waters last week in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia followed by a weekend typhoon in the Philippines prompted the General Mills Foundation to make two separate $25,000 disaster relief grants to support relief efforts in both areas.

Oct 01, 2009

Growing Pinktogether.com Community Connects Thousands Touched by Breast Cancer

Pink Together® breast cancer awareness campaign aims to share hope

Sep 23, 2009

Innovative online community launched at Clinton Global Initiative will fight poverty in Africa

Join My Village connects Americans with women and families in Malawi through a partnership between General Mills and CARE

Sep 16, 2009

Cascadian Farm and Lärabar team up for New York State Park Trails

“Click to Give” Initiative Could Lead to $25,000 Gift

Jun 03, 2009

Record-breaking year leads to $50 million for U.S. schools through Box Tops for Education

School supporters earn $300 million to support education during the program’s 12-year history