General Mills, Minneapolis, was ranked third in Corporate Responsibility magazine's list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2010.
“General Mills strives to be one the most socially responsible consumer food companies in the world, and we're proud to be named one of the best 100 best corporate citizens for 2010,” said Ken Powell, chairman and C.E.O. of General Mills. “Each step we take across our businesses, big or small, advances our mission of nourishing lives.”
The list is based on more than 360 points of data in seven responsibility categories: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance and corporate governance. General Mills was ranked No. 1 in corporate governance, second in employee relations, 14th in environment and 18th in philanthropy.
The company also released its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report this month. Report highlights include: improvements of nearly 50 percent in the nutrition profile of its products since 2005; nearly $91 million in philanthropic giving-up 4.3 percent over fiscal year 2008; and new and innovative ways the company is trimming waste and reducing its environmental footprint. The report is available for download at generalmills.com/csr.