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General Mills

General Mills is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods across more than 100 countries. The company's products are manufactured in 13 countries and are sold to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, e-commerce retailers, restaurants and food service distributors and operators. General Mill's product portfolio comprises snacks, ready-to-eat cereal, convenience meals, yoghurt, ice cream, baking mixes and ingredients, refrigerated and frozen dough, and pet food. Each of the company's major brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs,Yoplait, Old El Paso, represents more than USD 1 billion in annual retail sales worldwide.

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Governance and strategy

#1 6.7 /10 #36


#1 13.8 /30 #28


#1 8.8 /30 #47

Social inclusion

#1 12.7 /30 #32
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #24

Segment ranking(s) summary

General Mills ranks 24rd when compared to its peers in the food and beverage manufacturers/processors segment. The company performs strongly in the environment measurement area, where it recognises and addresses its responsibility across many relevant topics. Notably, the company is among the top performers with regard to sustainable agricultural practices for soil health and commitments towards sustainable packaging. Within its segment, the company ranks in the top thirty in the governance and strategy and social inclusion measurement areas. However, there remains an opportunity for the company to improve its performance in nutrition regarding key topics such as availability, accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, thereby aligning with the leading companies in its segment.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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