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Our approach: Just as we care about the communities where our ingredients are grown, we also care about the places our employees call home. Around the world, we support our hometown communities through employee volunteerism and local community giving. Our employees are General Mills greatest asset as they bring our company’s purpose to life every day. Supporting local causes they are passionate about invigorates our employees while strengthening our hometown communities around the globe. Strengthening hometown communities We are proud of our company’s longstanding work and deep commitment to using our philanthropy as an added lever to advance racial equity. We work in targeted ways to use our resources and influence to bring an end to racial disparities in social outcomes, including student educational achievement and food insecurity . Listed below are examples of our efforts and impact. Advancing racial equity in charitable giving by General Mills and its Foundation over the last five years (fiscal 2017- 2021) to nonprofits in the Twin Cities (greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area), including $18 million toward promoting equitable food access and equity in K-12 education. $6.7 million 31 years $25 million In 1991, General Mills developed and hosted our first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast. Thirty years later, the event is attended by thousands of people each year to contemplate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. Since that time, General Mills and its Foundation have provided more than $6 million in support to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to help Black students get to and through college. Amount of charitable support that General Mills and its Foundation have provided to UNCF. hosting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast General Mills was recognized in the Points of Light 2021 Civic 50 report for helping to advance work on social justice through the MBCRE. As a cofounder of the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE) , we are helping the business sector sharpen and accelerate actions to improve conditions and advance equitable outcomes with and for Black Minnesotans. The coalition’s approach seeks systemic changes via public policy, philanthropy, allyship and workplace environments. The General Mills philanthropy team continues to work to ensure our charitable giving helps support organizations with missions and practices that advance racial equity and whose organizational makeup — including leaders (e.g., Executive Director, Board of Directors) and staff — is racially diverse and representative of the diverse communities they serve. In our 2021 review of our philanthropic portfolio in the Twin Cities, we integrated new practices to explicitly measure and review dimensions of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion as part of our grantmaking application to ensure equitable distribution and investment levels across grantmaking portfolios. Our approach includes supporting community-driven solutions guided by minority-led organizations, including: diverse and minority- led nonprofits SUPPORTING GENERAL MILLS GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY 63 Food Planet People Community

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