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Apr 24, 2015

General Mills advances on 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List


MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills received high marks in DiversityInc’s recently-released 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, which honors companies with leading corporate diversity and inclusion programs and practices. 

Earning the 19th spot on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list out of more than 1,000 participating companies, DiversityInc applauds General Mills for its strong leadership in the community, accountability for diversity results and employee resource groups. The full list can be found at

"It is truly an honor to be recognized for our decades-long commitment to cultivating a workplace that both values and celebrates diversity and inclusion,” said Ken Charles, vice president of Global Staffing and Inclusion at General Mills.

“Diversity is built into the foundation of our company,” Charles added. “Today, General Mills products can be found in more than 100 countries around the world so we believe it is essential that our teams reflect the wide expanse of consumers we serve. This approach helps us ensure that the ideas – and food – we bring to the table will be the best in the world.”

2015 year marks General Mills’ 11th year on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Learn more about General Mills’ commitment to diversity and inclusion by visiting

Each year, DiversityInc invites companies across the globe to complete a detailed survey for consideration on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The survey assesses performance based on three key areas of diversity management:

  • Talent Pipeline: Workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent and structures
  • Equitable Talent Development: Employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement and fairness
  • CEO/Leadership Commitment: Accountability for results, personal communications and visibility