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.* please see our data & license information
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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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