General Mills: CSR & Sustainability News

General Mills, Inc. (General Mills) is a producer of packaged consumer foods and operates in the consumer foods industry. Its businesses are divided into three segments: U.S. Retail, Bakeries and Foodservice, and International. U.S. Retail reflects business with a variety of grocery stores, specialty stores, drug, dollar and discount chains, and mass merchandisers operating throughout the United States.

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General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg,…
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General Mills: Water Stewardship and the Evolution of Business Imperatives

For a food giant like General Mills, water stewardship and resource management isn't an option. It's a business imperative.
Vanilla from Madagascar is just one of the ingredients General Mills vowed to source more sustainably.

General Mills Releases First Public Policy Statement On Human Rights

General Mills announced its human rights policy earlier this month. Although the policy does not contain anything new, it is the first time…
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General Mills Invests $50,000 in Prairie Organic Grain Initiative

General Mills announced earlier this month that it is investing $50,000 in the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, a multi-year program with the…
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Most Companies Act Like Fresh Water is Limitless

A recent report by Ceres, entitled Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, looks at how the food sector is managing water risk -- and the news…
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General Mills Tracks Its Impact Across the Value Chain

In its 45th annual Global Responsibility Report, released last week, General Mills tracks its impact across the value chain and calculates its progress.…
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3p Weekend: 10 Corporate Leaders in Water Stewardship

This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day -- a day to celebrate water and make a difference for those who lack access…
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General Mills Announces New Water Conservation Efforts

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell declared the company's commitment to water conservation at the The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit in…
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8 Companies Working to Eliminate Hunger

Thursday, Oct. 16, is World Food Day -- an annual day of action against hunger. While spreading awareness on World Food Day is…
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10 Reasons to Make a Social Mission the Heart of Your Marketing

Today's consumers are looking for products with purpose and brands who care about more than just the bottom line. Here's how to reach…
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Companies Scramble to Meet Consumer Demand for Zero Deforestation

With increasing awareness of palm-oil related rainforest deforestation, demand for deforestation-free products is on the rise.
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3p Twitter Chats: Top 10 Tweets of Substance

Let's be honest: You'll probably spend half the weekend on social media anyhow. So, why not learn something in the process? With this…
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3p Weekend: 5 Reasons Businesses Should Care About Climate Change

It's always tricky to ask: Why now? But, as recent research shows, not asking may prove even more costly. To get your mind…
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Food Companies Rally to Protect Bees, While Pesticide Giants Dispute the Evidence

Since bees and other pollinators are needed for more than two-thirds of all crop species, the lives of bees and humans are intricately…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Are Actually Listening to Customers About Controversial Ingredients

While many companies turn a deaf hear to customers' requests for transparency, some are heeding the call and taking bold steps toward sustainable…