Kellogg is celebrating World Environment Day by launching its 2016/2017 Corporate Responsibility Report – Nourishing Families So They Can Flourish And Thrive
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“Every day, Kellogg employees work together to fulfill our vision of enriching and delighting the world through foods and brands that matter,” says Kris Charles, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Kellogg Company. “The reason these brands matter goes beyond the fact that we make delicious, high-quality foods. We’re a company with a heart and soul, focused on making a difference while responsibly growing our business. We’re proud to share information about how we are Nourishing With Our Foods, Feeding People In Need and Nurturing Our Planet, all while Living Our Founder’s Values.”
Nourishing With Our Foods
Millions of families across the globe count on Kellogg for great-tasting foods that meet their needs. And these needs vary greatly. But no matter which of the company’s foods they select, people can always count on Kellogg for delicious, high-quality products. For example, we:
- Surpassed our goals to reduce the sugar and sodium in our cereals; and,
- Continued removing artificial colors and flavors from our foods.
Feeding People In Need
In a world where there are more people and increasingly limited natural resources, Kellogg is working hard to help ensure that there is enough food for everyone. Through its Breakfasts for Better Days commitment to create 3 billion better days for people around the world by 2025, the company is:
- Donating 2.5 billion servings of food to people in need and,
- Expanding breakfast programs to reach 2 million children around the world.
Already, these efforts are making a difference by:
- Providing breakfast to the one in seven kids in Australia who otherwise go without through The Kellogg Australia Breakfast Buddies program.
- Helping to expand U.S. school breakfast programs by funding the infrastructure schools need to provide breakfast to all students through innovative breakfast-in-the-classroom and grab-and-go models.
- Supporting breakfast programs that reach 3,400 children in Colombia.
- Funding a kitchen and catering facilities at a primary school in Cairo, Egypt where previously unemployed mothers of children at the school are trained to cook breakfast for 600 students each school day.
Nurturing Our Planet
Around the world, there are 570 million farmers. The vast majority own or work on very small farms of less than one hectare1. They are smallholder farmers - often women who face added challenges of injustice and inequality. They lack access to sustainable agriculture practices that can increase their yields and incomes, while also protecting the environment.
Kellogg is working to support 500,000 farmers and their families. The company is particularly focused on how it can help these smallholder, and especially women, farmers, and has already seen some early successes.
- Our global Kellogg’s Origins™ Program currently works with 294,000 farmers around the world who grow our top-priority ingredients.
- Kellogg also provided guidance on climate smart agriculture to more than 15,000 smallholder farmers in our direct supply chain, and provided similar support to 10,000 women farmers.
Living Our Founder’s Values
We believe our founder, W.K. Kellogg, would be proud of how his company has grown and continues to serve families on six continents. In 2016, the company received numerous honors and recognitions, including Ethisphere Institute World’s Most Ethical Companies and being named the highest-ranking U.S.-based company on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark.
“Kellogg has a long-standing commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen,” says John Bryant, Chairman and CEO. “We understand that the decisions we make have far-reaching consequences and we work hard to make a positive impact on the people and places we touch.”
Learn more about Kellogg Company’s corporate responsibility commitments and progress in its latest Report
1 The State of Food and Agriculture 2014, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.