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General Mills philanthropy ties closely to our company’s purpose, core business and food systems knowledge. We partner in innovative ways with nonprofits and other partners to grow our collective impact in targeted issue areas, while engaging employees through volunteerism. Leadership and governance: General Mills philanthropy and community engagement programs are led by the Chief Sustainability and Global Impact Officer with support from a team of experienced specialists who steward the company’s philanthropy. In addition, employee councils located across our key global operating communities — General Mills “hometowns” — help to inform our local grant-making by recommending nonprofits to be considered for grants. General Mills philanthropy is governed by the Global Impact Governance Committee , which includes the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and leaders from law, finance, R&D, supply chain, marketing, strategy and growth, communications and innovation functions. Global focus areas: Alleviating hunger – feeding those in need, promoting surplus food recovery and addressing racial disparities in food access. Regenerating ecosystems – empowering growers and regenerating ecosystems and natural resources. Strengthening hometown communities – making meaningful impact in the communities where our employees live and work. Targeted impact: To ensure General Mills philanthropy is well informed and effective, we use an outcomes-based approach to help strategically target and advance solutions in priority issue areas. Led by managers on our Global Impact Team and with input from other internal and external subject matter experts, we leverage the evidence base to develop logic models for each of our priority issue areas that clearly define: the end outcomes (social and environmental) we are targeting; the key activities and interventions that best support those outcomes; and the key measures we will use to assess our impact and progress along the way. Our approach General Mills fiscal 2021 giving to strengthen communities The amount we gave to charitable causes in fiscal 2021 $ 98 million Corporate contributions Food donations Foundation giving $ 15 million $ 58 million $ 25 million *Includes food donations, Box Tops for Education TM and other corporately funded cause marketing and charitable contributions, as well as giving from the General Mills Foundation. The total amount of all General Mills charitable giving from 2011 to 2021. * $ 1.4 billion r Our philanthropy work is strongly aligned with many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including goals 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 15. Holistic approach to regenerating forest ecosystems General Mills’ philanthropic program in cocoa growing communities in West Africa aims to support long-term forest protection and restoration by improving overall farmer livelihoods. To ground our work in community needs and achieve longstanding impact, General Mills’ partner, PUR Projet, conducted two Farmer Livelihood Assessments during fiscal 2021 in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. This methodology provides a holistic vision of objectives, constraints and opportunities for the program’s participating farmers by embedding a systems approach in a series of interlocking activities. These assessments provided a clear framework for operating that is key to achieving success. Learn more in the Planet section of this report. GENERAL MILLS GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY 57 Food Planet People Community

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