Company

Creating value

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Value creation, inputs and outputs in fiscal year 2016.

 Inputs for fiscal 2016

 Outcomes for fiscal 2016

Our food

  • 100+ consumer brands
  • 441 active patents (U.S.)
  • $222 million spending on R&D
  • $16 million food safety spending

Our food

  • 263 new product launches
  • 28 new patents (U.S.)
  • 80 new products introduced
    with strong nutrition profiles
  • 100% of facilities worldwide audited and/or certified by independent third parties

Our planet


  • 2.82 billion kWh energy usage in operations
  • 17.3 million cubic meters water usage in operations
  • Nearly $6 billion global ingredient spend

Our planet


  • 2% decrease in value chain GHG emissions
  • Identified 8 priority watersheds to target for improvement
  • 85% of manufacturing waste recycled or processed for energy
  • 69% of our top 10 ingredients sustainably sourced

Our workplace


  • 39,000 employees
  • 32 countries
  • 59 production facilities

Our workplace


  • 134% increase in workplace safety leadership training
  • 47% of management positions held by women
  • 87% of employees proud to work for General Mills

Our community


  • $147 million charitable giving
  • 328,000+ volunteer hours
  • 600+ nonprofit grantees

Our community


  • 57 million meals enabled through food donations
  • Improved well-being for 8,190 people in cocoa farming communities
  • $60 million earned by schools through Box Tops for Education

Our investors


  • Total company net sales:$16,563 million
  • Cash flow from operations: $2,630 million
  • Core working capital: $729 million

Our investors


  • Net share repurchases:$435 million
  • Cash dividends per share*:$1.92 (+8%)
  • Total shareholder return: 15%
*F17 annualized rate