Code of conduct

It depends on each employee.


General Mills employees receive a Code of Conduct.

This document outlines our ethical expectations and provides practical tips and examples for how to act with integrity in every decision, every action, every day.

Our Code of Conduct is available in multiple languages.

Communications and training

We communicate our expectations through training opportunities and educational modules on our company intranet.

Employees participate in live and online scenario-based training to illustrate ethical decision-making in daily business activities.

Posters highlighting key messages from our Code of Conduct are posted in manufacturing facilities and offices. The code and posters are available in 11 languages for our global work force.

Employees also have access to an intranet site dedicated to Ethics & Compliance information and resources.

Investigating and resolving concerns

Employees are encouraged to seek help when trying to determine the right course of action, either through their manager or via the Ethics Line, which provides for anonymous reporting.

The Ethics Line is available around the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a toll-free phone number or via the Web. Employees can use this resource to report an actual or suspected violation or to raise a question.

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