Feeding hungry children. Protecting our planet. Promoting wellbeing. Driving equity. On their own, each of these actions can make someone’s day better. Put them together, and they can create real change. That’s why Kellogg is committed to helping 3 billion people have better days by the end of 2030.
“Kellogg knows we can make a difference for our employees, our communities and the world,” said Chairman and CEO, Steve Cahillane. “At the same time, we are battling the health and economic impact of COVID-19 and fighting the devastating daily effects of chronic hunger. As a company with heart and soul, we are committed to making a meaningful impact.”
To date, Kellogg and its charitable funds have now donated $18 million in food and funds to support ongoing global COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. In total, our contributions are aiding the following organizations around the world: The Global FoodBanking Network, supporting food banks across Asia, Europe and Latin America; European Food Banks Federation, supporting food banks across Europe; Feeding America, supporting 200 food bank locations across the United States and Food Banks Canada, supporting 500 food banks across Canada.
Kellogg stands in support of the black community and continues to take action to fight racism. The company does not tolerate discrimination, believes all individuals should be treated with respect, and urges employees to speak up when they see behaviors that don’t match the company’s values. Kellogg Company and the Kellogg Company Fund donated $1 million to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to aid the important work they are doing for racial justice. Kellogg is a long-standing partner and funder of NAACP. In addition to other contributions Kellogg has made to the organization, the company has sponsored and funded the NAACP Law Fellow Program since its inception in 2003.
Supporting the Environment
Throughout its business, Kellogg is supporting a more sustainable food system for the future. In 2019, the company reduced greenhouse gas emissions in its manufacturing sites by more than 20% - exceeding their 15% reduction goal one year ahead of schedule. In addition, the company progressed towards its commitment to responsibly source ingredients and have reached over 430,000 farmers and workers through sustainable agriculture programs. Maintaining one of the smallest plastic packaging footprints among peer food companies, Kellogg has achieved 76% packaging recyclability in 2019, continuing to create sustainable packaging for its foods globally.
Kellogg views wellbeing holistically, recognizing the important role the company, its brands and its foods play in positively impacting wellbeing across physical, emotional and societal needs of people, communities and the planet. To support physical wellbeing, Kellogg makes foods that address nutrients of need and support a healthy gut microbiome. All Kellogg cereals now include at least one nutrient of need, whether that be fiber, protein or micronutrients. To drive emotional wellbeing, Kellogg’s foods delight the senses and bring people together to create positive connections, and Kellogg addresses the needs of society by supporting biodiversity and a more sustainable food supply that encourages a diverse plant-based diet.
Learn more in our latest Corporate Responsibility Report.