The General Mills leadership team has ultimate responsibility for the company’s corporate social responsibility. The team includes: Ken Powell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Kim Nelson, Senior Vice President of External Relations and President of the General Mills Foundation; Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer; and John Church, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain; as well as our Board of Directors’ Public Responsibility Committee.
General Mills is strengthening the global nature of the reporting by working to standardize data collection across the operations. For the third year, General Mills have used Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines to help inform the reporting scope and content. Again this year, the firm is including indicators from the GRI Food Processing Sector Supplement. This report is undeclared and is not externally assured. Looking ahead, the corporate plans to adopt the G4 Guidelines within the GRI defined transition period. The materiality assessment it conducted in 2013 also will continue to guide the scope and content of future reports.