WE MAKE FOOD THE WORLD LOVES, BUT WE DO MORE THAN THAT
General Mills is a place that prioritizes being a force for good. A place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best—bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one another and grow together. We bring remarkable people together, people who are hungry for what’s next.
OUR TABLE IS YOUR TABLE
At General Mills, we celebrate our differences—within our company, our communities, and our consumers—because we find strength and opportunity in diversity. For us, building a culture of belonging is a core business strategy. By championing the voices of those with different backgrounds, experiences and approaches, we create a richer, more open environment for new ideas to flourish. Our growth is accelerated when we all feel we have a seat at the table.
Inclusion at General Mills is founded on four pillars: workforce, cultural, consumer and societal. Each pillar serves to inform and elevate the others for greatest impact to our company and our world.
GENUINE SUPPORT FOR YOUR WORK—AND YOUR LIFE
We are committed to providing employees with a work environment that encourages innovation, productivity and flexibility, one that helps every employee bring their unique self to work every day. We value your passion and drive to be your best, and we know that happens when we are committed to your total wellbeing. It’s all part of the ingredients for success.
Based on our Employee Engagement Survey of global salaried employees conducted in 2019, 80% of employees said General Mills is a great place to work.
Read more about our priorities and impacts here.
Ethics and Integrity
General Mills is committed to conducting business in an ethical manner. This means we uphold best practices, protect human rights, comply with regulations, demonstrate integrity, provide equal opportunity and support fair labor practices. Led by our chief compliance and risk officer, our Ethics & Compliance group is committed to continuing the long-standing culture of integrity at General Mills.
We are deeply committed to the communities where we live, operate and from which we source our ingredients. Our philanthropic partnerships and employee engagement remain anchored in advancing equity to build strong and resilient communities.
A legacy of impact
General Mills has connected people and resources since our earliest days in the 1800s, when flour was crucial in every home. Our founder didn't keep it to himself when he succeeded in adopting new technology to make his mills safer. He shared that knowledge with competitors, so their workers could be safer and flour would not be in short supply.
Our commitment focuses on increasing food security, advancing regenerative agriculture and strengthening hometown communities.
- Providing grants to nonprofit organizations from General Mills and its Foundation
- Donating food
Global Health Reporting
Over the years, we have tracked our journey to improve the nutrition of our products through our U.S. Health Metric reporting system. This system measured our progress in increasing positive nutrients, decreasing nutrients to limit, qualifying for a nutrient or health benefit claim, or meeting specific internal nutrition requirements. We are proud to report that in fiscal 2019, 45% of General Mills global volume met the company’s internal criteria as “Nutrition-Forward Foods.”
General Mills continues to make progress on our journey to regenerate our planet and support farmers and our communities. We believe sustaining our planet’s natural resources won’t be enough to feed a growing population – we need to regenerate them.
Key areas of focus include:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain
- Advance regenerative agriculture across our sourcing footprint
- Make our packaging recyclable or reusable
- Reduce food loss and waste in our operations
Enhance human rights across our value chain
Safety is a priority focus area for us.
It's part of our culture.
Leading with safety – both the safety of our employees in the workplace and the food they make – is one of the key operating principles that guides our work.
Our goal is to foster a safe, inclusive and rewarding workplace.