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General Mills advances on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Company recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – General Mills advanced two rankings in DiversityInc’s recently-released 2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The Top 50 Companies for Diversity list honors companies with leading corporate diversity and inclusion programs and practices.

General Mills earned the 26th spot on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list out of a total of 893 participating companies. The full list can be found at

“This honor is a reflection of General Mills’ consistent commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion,” said Ken Charles, vice president of global diversity and inclusion for General Mills. “General Mills employees and their unique perspectives are critical to our success. By leveraging diversity and creating an inclusive culture, we drive innovation, engagement and growth in our businesses around the world.”

In its online profile on General Mills, DiversityInc highlights the company’s employee networks, talent development and mentoring programs, diversity scorecards and commitment to multicultural philanthropy.

Learn more about General Mills’ decades-long commitment to creating an inclusive workplace culture and its current programs by visiting the Diversity and Inclusion section on

This year marks General Mills’ ninth year on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

According to DiversityInc, the process to select The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is based completely on empirical data. To participate, an organization must have at least 1,000 U.S. employees and fill out a detailed, 300-question survey. The survey asks companies questions in four equally weighted areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. Each company is judged within its own industry and each application is vetted by DiversityInc staff. For more information, visit DiversityInc’s online survey FAQ.

About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.


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