Posts Tagged ‘CSR’

Use your career to make an impact and bring change


More than 2,000 students and professional leaders from around the world convened in Minneapolis November 6-8, for the 22nd Annual Net Impact Conference – an event to inspire a new generation to create positive social and environmental change in the workplace and the world. This year’s conference theme was Breaking Boundaries – “leaving limits behind, forging unexpected [...]

USDA study confirms cereal improvements


A USDA Agricultural Research Service-led study confirms what we’ve known for some time: The nutritional profile of cereals in the U.S. has improved significantly since 2005. The study of Kellogg and General Mills cereals – which represent 62 percent of the U.S. market and 80 percent of sales – found that, on average, between 2005 [...]

General Mills joins U.S. Food Waste Challenge


Today is World Environment Day, a perfect day for us to reaffirm our efforts to reduce food waste. I’m excited to announce that General Mills is a founding member of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, a new program launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Food Waste Challenge [...]

‘Oat power’ fuels another environmental award

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General Mills’ biomass boiler at our oat milling facility in Fridley, Minn., has once again been recognized for its innovative use of oat hulls as a power source. Last week, the Environmental Initiative in Minnesota recognized General Mills as one of six winners at its 2013 awards celebration. “To our knowledge, this is the first [...]

Brainstorming a greener future with Fortune


General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell took the stage at Fortune Brainstorm Green in Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tuesday to talk about the role General Mills and other responsible food companies play in sustainably managing and growing the global food supply. Ken spoke one-on-one with sustainability journalist and conference moderator Marc Gunther. Ken described General [...]

Creating value through Nourishing Lives


One of the most rewarding aspects of leading External Relations at General Mills is the opportunity it affords to see the many ways our company lives its mission of Nourishing Lives. This past year, General Mills donated more than US$143 million – nearly $3 million a week – to key initiatives that support our communities [...]

Collecting food with a country star


General Mills employees helped fight hunger and met a country music star at the same time at a Walmart event last week in Atlanta. Thomas Rhett teamed up with a few of our Covington, Ga., employees to help fill the food gap in the spring when U.S. food banks are traditionally low on supplies. Rhett, from [...]

General Mills pledges another $1 million to fight hunger in Minnesota


General Mills has a long history of fighting hunger in Minnesota and around the world. Today, along with Hunger-Free Minnesota, we hosted a Hunger Impact Exchange at our headquarters in Minneapolis. It was aimed at gathering together local business leaders and nonprofits from throughout our home state to showcase ways communities can use an innovative [...]