Our Environment

Can you imagine a world without sunshine? There would be no sun-kissed wheat and no wholesome breakfasts, and great days would be few and far between. A healthy environment is essential to our well-being. It helps us be our best. And that’s why Kellogg promises to nurture the world we live in — just as it nurtures us.

Every day, Kellogg makes great strides toward sustainability. Our GoGreen Teams sponsor events and activities to make going green fun for everyone at Kellogg. Plus, our Chief Sustainability Officer and our Board of Directors’ Social Responsibility Committee ensure we stay serious about our commitment. They set guidelines for our sourcing activities, including our agricultural ingredients, and set measureable goals for reducing our emissions, water and energy use, and waste.

Learn more in our Corporate Responsibility Report

Growing Sustainability

Kellogg cares how our ingredients are grown. In the United States, almost all the wheat, corn and rice for our cereals come from the heartland of the country. We work with local growers and millers to support sustainable agriculture practices to bring our best to you.

Thinking Outside the Box

The very first box W.K. Kellogg filled more than 100 years ago was made entirely of recycled material. Today, almost all our cereal boxes are made from 100 percent recycled cartonboard, so we’re making a smaller environmental impact. And you can help: all of our cereal boxes can be recycled, so you can give back, too.

Have you noticed our new recycling labels? Our goal is to help consumers better understand what to do with packaging, and to encourage greater participation in recycling programs so that packaging gets a new life. The How2Recycle Label is an initiative of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition. To find out more, provide input on the labels, and get information on how to check locally, please go to www.How2Recycle.info. Look for the How2Recycle Label on our products.

Watching Our Water

At Kellogg, we carefully watch our water consumption. That’s because we want to make sure that we’re making a more positive impact on the environment with every drop we save.

Using Less Energy

Through efforts large and small, Kellogg is working to reduce its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Whether we’re cutting down energy consumption inside our facilities or finding sustainable ways to transport our ingredients, Kellogg is committed to reducing our carbon footprint a little more each year.

Zeroing in on Waste

We’ve exceeded goal after goal that we’ve set for ourselves, but we won’t be satisfied until Kellogg sends even less waste to landfills.

Moving Forward

See the impact we’ve made with our environmentally conscious choices, and the goals we’ve set for ourselves.