General Mills Inc. (IW 100/260) announced on August 31 that it will reduce gas emissions by 28% across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. And the company said it reached this number based on scientific findings which have found what is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.
The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers.
IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. This includes inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity, and revenue growth.
The most recent year accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2012 is weighted at 30% and 2011 contributes 20%.
As Manufacturing Day nears, the new head of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership shares her thoughts on delivering value to the smaller manufacturer and being a champion of manufacturing....More