One goal at General Mills is to be among the most socially responsible food companies in the world.
We continually set targets for bettering the nutritional profile of our foods, and we keep addressing social and environmental challenges.
We also make annual financial contributions from our pretax profits, with these funds awarded to philanthropic and charitable causes. The total topped $118 million in fiscal year 2011 - more than $2 million each week.
Our efforts are recognized by third-party groups.
In 2012, Forbes magazine recognized us as "The Most Reputable Company in America."
Outside the United States, we have accumulated numerous awards, from Australia to India to the United Kindgom.
In a sampling of our other top awards for 2012, we are:
- Among Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies
- One of Working Mother's Best Companies for Multicultural Women
- One of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, according to DiversityInc
We're proud of this outside recognition as we continue to "do well" for our shareholders, customers, community and our planet.