General Mills, Inc. (General Mills), incorporated on June 20, 1928, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores.
The Company is also a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company manufactures its products in 15 countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. The Company's joint ventures manufacture and market products in more than 130 countries and republics worldwide.
General Mills has three business segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Bakeries and Foodservice. In addition, the Company sells ready-to-eat cereals through its Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) joint venture.
Each day our products and actions touch the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Our mission is to make lives healthier, easier and richer. General Mills is Nourishing Lives.
We make lives healthier by delivering important nutrients and increasing people’s intake of whole grains, by providing foods that contribute to a heart-healthy diet, and by helping people manage their weight.
We make lives easier with convenient meals and packaging, and foods that provide nourishment on the run.
We make lives richer with foods that add fun or help to create a special moment with family and friends.
Corporate Social Responsibility
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.
The General Mills Foundation allocates funds to non-profit organizations that have helped over 5 million kids in the U.S. lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Our international impact is felt in areas of disaster relief, volunteerism, and through programs like Join My Village.
We work closely with organizations like the United Way, CARE International, and Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States.