Kellogg announces new responsible sourcing commitments
Kellogg has announced new global sustainability commitments in two areas – responsible sourcing and natural resources.
26 August 2014 | 0
Kellogg has announced new social and environmental commitments that it says will enrich the lives of consumers and farmers while supporting the environment.
John Bryant, Kellogg Company chairman of the board and chief executive officer said: “We are committed to nourishing families so they can flourish and thrive. Our new sustainability goals will help us do this by delivering the high-quality grains in a responsible way that enriches the lives of consumers and agricultural growers around the world.”
Among the initiatives that Kellogg will introduce include responsibly sourcing its top 10 ingredients and materials by 2020, and validate compliance across all direct suppliers by 2015.
The company will continue to provide resources and education to key agricultural suppliers, millers and farmers to help them increase their resilience to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their agricultural practices, optimise water use and improve soil health.
Kellogg will also identify areas within Kellogg’s supply chain with a high prevalence of women farmers and workers and develop programs to provide resources and education that improve the livelihoods of these women, their families and their communities.
In Europe, Kellogg’s Origins Programme was launched in January 2013 to support the livelihood of European farmers.
“We also want to support the smallholder farmers and women farmers who grow our ingredients around the world,” said Diane Holdorf, Kellogg Company chief sustainability officer. “Not only is Kellogg innovating great-tasting, nutritious foods, through our work with growers we’re also building trust in our foods.”
Additional information about these commitments can be found at www.KelloggCorporateResponsibility.com.