Jan 28, 2021
News Release

General Mills marks inclusion milestone

Company earns perfect 100 for the 15th year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - For the 15th year, General Mills has earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

“At General Mills, we know we bring together remarkable people who are bonded over a love of food, and a love of people. We’re proud of our track record for excellence on the Corporate Equality Index, because all truly are welcome at our table,” said Jacqueline Williams-Roll, chief human resources officer, General Mills. “We put rigor, intentionality and accountability around fostering a culture of inclusivity, because we know it takes more than one program or one conversation.”

This designation was earned, in part, by the efforts of Betty’s Family, General Mills’ employee network for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. Betty’s Family works tirelessly to promote an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves. In a year that upended how and where work got done, the network advanced key programming and created space, support and connection for the General Mills community.