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Ratings in the Sustainability Performance for General Mills

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on General Mills and the 212 companies in the Food Products industry.  General Mills’ overall rating is 64.

The average rating for the other companies in Food Products industry shifted down two points to 53. This caused General Mills to move up to 5thplace on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile, from 7th place. See more information about General Mills here.

General Mills has a particularly strong score in the Employees area of 68. This is due to a high score in Diversity and Labor Rights, as well as Training Health & Safety of 68—well above the average for this industry of 55 and 52 respectively. The area with the greatest opportunity for improvement for General Mills is Transparency and Reporting. Here, General Mills gets a 58—still well above the average for its industry of 50.

Some highlights of the progress that General Mills made in the past year include:

ð  Launching $1.1 Million Sustainable Sourcing Program in Peru.

ð  In fiscal 2012, the company’s rates improved across all metrics with the exception of water usage.

ð  650+General Mills productshave been nutritionallyimproved since they implemented their HealthMetric in 2005.

ð  50% palm oil will besustainably sourcedby the end of fiscalyear 2013.

See General Mills’ Corporate Social Responsibility website here.


CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 8,400 companies from 135 industries in 104 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 257 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

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