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General Mills, an American food production company that mainly produces baking mixes, breakfast cereals, yogurt, snack foods and desserts. The company has approximately 80 factories in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Central and South America and South Africa and employs about 35,000 people.

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Health Green America Responsible Shopper profile Listed in the Food Industry Aug. 22, 2011 General Mills
Amalgamated Research UN Global Compact participant The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values. May 17, 2011 General Mills
Knowmore.org Profile A full profile on this US company can be seen at 'Knowmore' website. Follow source link for details on company record and involvements. General Mills
Environmental :: Deforestation Rainforest Action Network As a result of a campaign run by the Rainforest Action Network, General Mills announced a comprehensive palm oil policy that puts them at the front of the pack when it comes to American companies addressing the problems with palm oil. Sept. 23, 2010 General Mills
Environmental :: Product Sustainability Sustainable Food Laboratory General Mills is a member of The Sustainable Food Lab working together to accelerate the shift toward sustainability. June 12, 2011 General Mills
Corporate Governance Green America Responsible Shopper profile Listed in the Food Industry Aug. 22, 2011 General Mills
Social :: Land Oxfam The Oxfam Behind the Brands scorecard measures whether companies have put in place policies to ensure their supply chains are free from „land grabs‟. This includes policies that promote free, prior and informed consent through the entire supply chain and insists on zero tolerance for those suppliers who obtain land through violations of land rights and land tenure. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Social :: Gender Equality Oxfam The Behind the Brands scorecard examines whether the policies of the Big 10 promote women‟s welfare and encourage their inclusion in the food supply chain on equal terms. The scorecard also looks for policies which guarantee a discrimination-free workplace. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Social :: Supply Chain Policy Oxfam The Behind the Brand scorecard assesses how the Big 10s policies ensure that those who feed the world don‟t go hungry themselves. The scorecard looks for policies which guarantee small farms access to company supply chains on equitable terms, allow farmers to earn a decent income, and channel investments to them (such as agricultural services, credit and inputs) which boost productivity. It also assesses the commitment of companies to ensure that supply chains comply with sustainable production standards, including Fairtrade, Utz Certified and Rainforest Alliance. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Social :: Labour Rights Oxfam The Behind the Brands scorecard assesses whether business policies enforce fair working conditions along the supply chain, allowing farm workers to organize and access grievance procedures and ensuring that agricultural workers earn enough to meet the basic needs of their families (a 'living wage'). Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Environmental :: Climate Change Oxfam he Behind the Brands scorecard looks for company policies which lead in mitigating harmful GHG emissions as well as assessing and implementing long term solutions to changes already in motion. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Corporate Governance :: Reporting Oxfam Given their powerful role in advising governments on how to regulate the global food system, company lobbying efforts and financial contributions to governments must also be made public.The Behind the Brands scorecard assesses the extent to which companies readily make this information available. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Environmental :: Water Oxfam The Behind the Brands scorecard assesses policies which demonstrate a company's commitment to respecting the human right to water, to disclosing and reducing water use and discharges throughout its operations, and to better managing the use of water from water-stressed regions. Feb. 26, 2013 General Mills
Social :: Human Rights 100% on Corporate Equality Index Company listed under the Food & Beverages category. Jan. 1, 2011 General Mills
ClimateCounts.org Climate Counts compares companies on their commitment to tackling global warming. Change from previous year's score: +2 Review: 15/22 points. General Mills regularly measures its companywide impact on global warming. Reduce: 26/56 points. General Mills has established goals to reduce the company's energy use and has initiated efforts toward meeting those goals. The company has also worked to foster climate awareness among consumers, employees, and other businesses. Policy Stance: 0/10 points. General Mills provides no public information that it supports public policy that addresses climate change. Report: 10/12 points. General Mills has made public information available on its companywide efforts to address global warming. May 12, 2011 General Mills
Environmental :: Climate Change Green America Responsible Shopper profile Listed in the Food Industry Aug. 22, 2011 General Mills
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