Mar 03, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Driven by the belief that the kitchen is the original lab, where culinary science and personal expression fuel confidence and creativity in all makers, Betty Crocker introduces the BettyLab.
Mar 02, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - EPIC, the snack brand with a mission to improve the lives of animals, support human health, and help heal the land, debuts its first bar made from beef raised using practices to reduce carbon emissions.
Feb 16, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Nature Valley is leading the charge to a more recyclable future and today, launches the first plastic film wrapper designated as Store Drop-Off recyclable by How2Recycle® with the brand’s iconic Crunchy granola bar.
Feb 15, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills Foodservice announces the winners in its 2020 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, an annual contest that celebrates independent restaurants and food trucks, their one-of-a-kind dishes and the vital role they play in our communities.
Feb 03, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Cascadian Farm, a pioneering brand in the organic movement, announced its commitment of $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley.
Jan 06, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Nature Valley and the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced today the completion of a three-year project to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails.
Dec 21, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will feature a conversation between Dr. Bernice King and former United States Ambassador Andrew Young.
Dec 15, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - At a time when many things in the world remain uncertain, food banks continue to be a lifeline for families when it comes to putting food on the table.
Dec 08, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental impact nonprofit CDP, achieving a prestigious double ‘A’ score for tackling both climate change and water security.
Nov 16, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills has been named for the third consecutive year to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and S&P Global.
Oct 29, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - With acute food insecurity expected to double worldwide in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Mills Foundation announced an additional $4 million of philanthropic funding for nonprofit organizations working to alleviate growing food insecurity worldwide.
Oct 14, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills was named to the annual Forbes and JUST Capital “Forbes JUST 100,” showcasing the companies doing right by all their stakeholders.
Sep 21, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30% across its full value chain - from farm to fork to landfill - over the next 10 years.
Sep 17, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced Gunsmoke Farms has received organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organics Program
Aug 03, 2020
INDONESIA - Musim Mas Group (“Musim Mas” or “the Group”) and General Mills launched a joint program to build robust and sustainable extension services for the oil palm farmers in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia.
Jun 16, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, today announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply.
Jun 16, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media for its outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies.
Apr 23, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills set a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 as part of the RE100 global corporate initiative. To achieve this, the company is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental objectives.
Apr 20, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2020 Global Responsibility Report, highlighting progress made on the company’s long-term global commitments. The annual update, which marks 50 years of reporting for the company, outlines significant progress against and investments in four priority areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.
Apr 17, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — With urgent need for both food donations and volunteers stemming from COVID-19, General Mills – in partnership with Feeding America – is announcing two new initiatives to help address these challenges:
Apr 16, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — General Mills Foodservice announces efforts underway to help support the restaurant industry, including a $100,000 donation to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) to help restaurant workers facing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 01, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — General Mills recently announced a series of actions to support its employees and communities in response to the impact of COVID-19.
Feb 03, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security.
Jan 28, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas’ Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents.
Dec 19, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Minneapolis Armory.
Dec 05, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – For World Soil Day today, General Mills has posted an interview with Gabe Brown, a pioneer in soil health and the regenerative agriculture movement.
Nov 19, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported it has achieved its public goal to reduce sodium by 20% across all ten key U.S. product categories.
Sep 17, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has been named for the second consecutive year to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM.
Jun 19, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.
May 30, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the category of Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative for its founding partnership and continued impact to support African food companies through Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).
May 21, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills proudly awarded Ugo Angeletti, founder of back2earth, and his sister, Emma, $50,000 as the winners of its annual Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program. The program recognizes young people in North America who are doing great things to improve global food issues, such as fighting hunger, reducing food waste and advancing sustainable agriculture in their communities.
May 17, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.
Apr 30, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Honey Nut Cheerios has crowned the winner of its first-ever Good Rewards program, with Michael B. Jordan claiming the top prize of $100,000 on behalf of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization leading the charge to help end hunger in our country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received $50,000, and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation received $25,000 as the second and third place charity beneficiaries of Good Rewards.
Apr 23, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.
Apr 18, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.
Apr 10, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal.
Mar 04, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
Jan 22, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security - two out of three environmental themes covered by CDP scores.
Jan 15, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills launched the second year of its Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, a platform encouraging today's youth to share their solutions to fight hunger, reduce food waste, and grow food more sustainably.
Sep 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – National Box Tops for Education Week - September 17-23 - is a special collection drive to focus attention on this simple way to help support local schools.
Sep 13, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has been named to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM.
Jun 18, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has announced Katie Stagliano, founder of Katie’s Krops, as the grand prize winner of the inaugural General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative encouraging young people to share their in-action hunger relief and sustainable agriculture solutions for a chance to win $50,000, industry mentorship and exposure at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival.
Apr 19, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.
Mar 08, 2018
ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.
Mar 06, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Gunsmoke Farms LLC to convert 34,000 acres of conventional farmland to certified organic acreage by 2020. The farm, located west of Pierre, South Dakota, will grow certified organic wheat and other organic rotational crops. General Mills will use wheat grown on the farm to make Annie’s pasta products, including its signature Mac and Cheese.
Jan 30, 2018
Nature Valley granola bars, with a long history of supporting and protecting America's national parks, today announced an extension of that support. Nature Valley will partner with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. Nature Valley's support includes a three-year commitment and a donation of up to $3 million.
Jan 16, 2018
General Mills today launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, which asks youth to share their ideas to help solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population. Feeding Better Futures will serve as a catalyst in addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture issues by championing the bright ideas of today’s youth. Young innovators are invited to pitch their in-action solutions for the opportunity to present at the Aspen Ideas Festival, be partnered with industry mentors, and earn up to $50,000 to further their program and education.
Nov 30, 2017
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General Mills and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will support farmers across the U.S. by providing technical assistance to plant and protect pollinator habitat, such as native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows.
Nov 01, 2016
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 takes very seriously the suspension of certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of one of our suppliers, IOI.
Apr 13, 2016
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 (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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 $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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain
Sep 13, 2013
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 today released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s progress in the areas of health, communities and environment.
Feb 24, 2012
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).
Jan 04, 2012
An expansion at General Mills’ Albuquerque, N.M., facility was today awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Gold certification during a celebration attended by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
Oct 11, 2011
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, 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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 (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
Annual survey ranks corporate responsibility performance of major companies globally
Dec 13, 2010
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; tickets on sale at MLKBreakfast.org
Dec 01, 2010
Land O’Lakes, Welch’s and Brita join Box Tops For Education program during 2010-2011 school year
Sep 22, 2010
General Mills said today it will “strive to source 100 percent of our palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources by 2015.”
Aug 24, 2010
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
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
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
Jun 02, 2010
Company recognized for African Women and Children’s Hunger program
May 25, 2010
2010 marks the company's seventh consecutuve year on the list
Apr 16, 2010
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 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
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
Green Giant Announces Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
Mar 19, 2010
United Way recognizes General Mills, Inc. with national award for community efforts
Mar 02, 2010
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
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
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
The General Mills Foundation today announced a commitment of $250,000 to support disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
Dec 24, 2009
General Mills Ends Year with Renewed Commitment to Alleviating Hunger in the U.S. and Africa
Dec 11, 2009
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
Partners Travel the Country to Encourage Americans to Help Make a Difference
Nov 24, 2009
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
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
Company’s nationally recognized strategies frame commitment
Oct 01, 2009
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
Pink Together® breast cancer awareness campaign aims to share hope
Sep 23, 2009
Join My Village connects Americans with women and families in Malawi through a partnership between General Mills and CARE
Sep 16, 2009
“Click to Give” Initiative Could Lead to $25,000 Gift
Jun 03, 2009
School supporters earn $300 million to support education during the program’s 12-year history
Feb 09, 2009
Transition plans already in progress
Nov 17, 2008
Innovative program provides capacity-building expertise to hundreds of local nonprofit organizations
Sep 11, 2008
Yoplait Presents Concert Featuring Music Icon and Breast Cancer Survivor Sheryl Crow
Sep 10, 2008
Citing the importance of industry-municipality partnership during one of the worst droughts in Georgia’s history, Gov. Sonny Perdue toured the General Mills facility in Covington to see firsthand the company’s innovative approach to water conservation enabled by the plant’s state-of-the-art, on-site wastewater treatment facility.
Sep 05, 2008
$100,000 Worth of Food Donated to Help Restock Already Low Food Shelves in the Region
Jun 11, 2008
General Mills ranks as the fourth most reputable company in the United States – and the 11th most reputable company in the world – in 2008 reputation research published by Forbes.
Jun 06, 2008
Company honored by the Ethisphere Institute for ‘Impressive and Meaningful’ ethical business practices