Nov 28, 2012 • By

General Mills receives its Global Angel wings

General Mills is celebrating after gaining recognition for its “Outstanding Philanthropic Program” at the Global Angel Awards 2012 in London.

The award – given for the company’s achievements in supporting local communities around the globe, as well as for specific nutrition and education programs in Africa and India – was presented to Jim Moseley, managing director of General Mills UK, Ireland and Nordic Region, by Global Angels Foundation founder Molly Bedingfield and singer Joss Stone at a star-studded award ceremony.

(Moseley, Stone, Bedingfield)

The Global Angel Awards honour the philanthropic endeavours of inspirational companies and individuals, who share the Global Angels Foundation’s vision and passion to make the world a safe and kinder place for all.

Molly, mother to pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield, said: “We are thrilled to award General Mills with the Global Angel Award given for their Outstanding Philanthropic Program.

“Throughout this global company, they have an astonishingly high percentage of engagement in charitable contributions, with 83% of their U.S. employees and 51% of their international employees giving back by volunteering in their local communities and international aid projects.

“Their international contribution is inspiring with their involvement in third world food technology to create and provide access to nutritional products to treat malnourished children in Africa, to engaging with the public in their social network campaign to provide education and opportunity for girls and women in India … Well done, General Mills. Thank you for helping set the standard and being an inspiration of corporate philanthropy to the world,” said Bedingfield.

The London-based General Mills employees who represented the different areas of the business gave their verdict on the night’s proceedings:

Jacqui Wickham, from the Global Business Services Team, says: “I was honoured to represent General Mills at the Global Angels 2012 event. The evening was a great success with fantastic entertainment and the opportunity to donate towards worthy causes – Win- Win!”

Julie White, of Supply Chain, said: “A fantastic night had by all. Joss Stone put on a fantastic show with the likes of Sandy Shaw and Beverley Knight. Watching Jim collect the award for our philanthropic work was a real highlight for everyone there.”

“A really great event for a great cause – a lot fun and we were really proud that General Mills got an award for all the great charity work that is doing around the world,” said Audrey Jackson, Marketing.

You can watch highlights from the event, here.

I felt proud and privileged to be part of the event and felt even more proud when General Mills won its award for all its fantastic charitable efforts.