Kellogg releases diversity and inclusion report
A food maker in the region has released a report on its “progress” toward diversity and inclusion.
Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company said last week it released its eighth-annual “Features” report, which details the company’s efforts to “maintain a competitive business advantage, encourage collaboration, enhance the organization and create a supportive and welcoming work environment” via diversity and inclusion practices.
The report includes employee stories from around the globe, showcasing Kellogg’s eight business/employee resource groups, or BERGs, entities the company said are “pivotal” to Kellogg’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, marketplace and communities it serves.
“These stories celebrate the progress we’ve made, as individuals and as a company,” said Mark King, global head of diversity and inclusion, Kellogg Company.
“Our continued efforts toward being a more inclusive and diverse company will enable us to create even more innovative foods that enrich and delight the world and ultimately, deliver on our growth plan objectives for sustainable growth.”
Diversity and inclusion goals
Understanding bias in the workplace and how to manage it
Raising cross-cultural awareness
Building a more diverse supply chain via supplier diversity efforts
Creating the BERG structure
Workforce makeup: Kellogg North America
62.6 percent men
37.4 percent women
37.8 percent people of color
62.2 percent Caucasian
4 percent U.S. military veterans
12 percent U.S. employees who are members of a BERG
Workforce makeup: Kellogg Latin America
68.3 percent men
31.7 percent women
Workforce makeup: Kellogg Europe
60.2 percent men
39.8 percent women
Workforce makeup: Asia Pacific
56.3 percent men
43.7 percent women
Global leadership team
Revenue supporting diverse suppliers
$317 million, or 7 percent of total procurement spend, goes to first-tier diverse suppliers
In 2016, more than 80 percent of Kellogg Company and Kellogg Company Fund charitable and in-kind donations were given either to organizations that serve people in need (e.g., Feeding America and United Way) or to diversity-specific organizations.
The full report is available online.