Kellogg’s commitment to food security

Kellogg Company unveiled its next-generation commitment to address global food security aligned with the UN SDGs with its eleventh annual corporate responsibility report.

At the launch of the report, Creating Better Days, chairman and CEO Steve Cahillane announced that the company would be tasking its corporate responsibility work to drive positive change for 3 billion people, communities worldwide and the planet by the end of 2030.

"Our visionary founder, W.K. Kellogg, was focusing on sustainability and communities when he founded our company more than 100 years ago. Long before sustainability and corporate purpose were part of the mainstream, he understood that companies operate with the permission and endorsement of society," said Cahillane. "Today, the number of people affected by food insecurity is staggering. There are more than 820 million hungry people in the world, the majority of whom are women and girls. As a leading global plant-based food company, achieving food security is at the heart of Kellogg Company's commitment to society."

The company will attempt to help feed a billion people with its foods, directly feed 375m people in need through food donations and expanded child feeding programmes, support a million farmers, especially women smallholders and workers; ensure the ethical value chain, from responsibly sourcing ingredients and reducing food waste, to providing recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging, and encourage employee volunteerism.

In the last 10 years alone, Kellogg has provided 3bn servings of food to people in need, supported 329,000 farmers through climate-smart agriculture programmes and reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the equivalent of taking 317m miles off the road.

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