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Kellogg releases corporate responsibility report

June 7, 2018
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A food maker in the region has published its 10th report detailing the progress on its global commitments.

Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company said last week it released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, which is titled “Nourishing Families So They Can Flourish and Thrive.”

Kris Charles, SVP of global corporate affairs at Kellogg Company, said the report highlights stories from “colleagues and partners around the world” who help the company meet its goals.

“Kellogg is a company with a heart and soul, and our goal is to make a real difference, while responsibly growing our business,” Charles said.

“As a company, we set aggressive corporate responsibility goals for ourselves and continue to make great progress against them.”

Kellogg said the 2017 report shows the company is “significantly ahead of schedule” on its hunger-relief campaign, Breakfasts for Better Days, which launched in 2013 and runs through 2025.

“We are proud to continue making a measurable difference in the lives of children and families, as well as on our planet, by addressing nutrition, hunger relief and sustainability around the world,” said Steve Cahillane, chair and CEO, Kellogg Company.

“Our abilities to make a difference in people’s lives and to win in the marketplace are completely intertwined in today’s world of connected, socially conscious consumers. That’s why Breakfasts for Better Days is an essential part of our company’s Deploy for Growth Strategy and a key contributor to business success.”

Actions taken in 2017 in support of improved food security

  • 66-million people engaged in the efforts, double its annual target
  • More than 7,400 employee volunteer days logged
  • 570-million servings of food donated, nearly triple its annual target
  • 586,000 children around the world benefited from its funding to breakfast and nutrition education programs, more than double its annual target
  • 300,000 farmers, delivering nearly 60 percent of its goal to support improved livelihoods through improved climate-smart agricultural practices

Global corporate responsibility report

For the past 10 years, Kellogg has measured its corporate responsibility efforts against one of the industry’s highest standards, the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, a globally recognized framework for companies to measure and communicate their environmental, economic, social and governance performance.

While the report primarily covers calendar year 2017, it also includes developments from early 2018.

The full report is available online.

Kellogg

Founded in 1906, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) offers more than 1,600 foods, including cereal, crackers, savory snacks and frozen foods.

Kellogg had 2017 sales of about $13 billion.

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