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Kellogg Company's Dedication to Sustainable Practices

June 15th, 2017

Upon first glance at the Corporate Responsibility Page, one could tell immediately that the Kellogg Company is dedicated to the betterment of the planet. "Every day, Kellogg employees work together to fulfill our vision of enriching and delighting the world through foods and brands that matter," reads the company's website.

Kellogg has been proving that they are more than just cereal - they are a group of many employees with the common goal of reducing hunger and improving the sustainability of ingredients used. Kellogg stands by four pilars: "nourishing with our food, feeding people in need, nurturing our planet, and living our founder's values."

Founded by W.K. Kellogg in 1930, the Kellogg Foundation is now one of the world's largest charities dedicated to sustainable practices and enriching the lives of children, families and communities.

"We are committed to nourishing families so they can flourish and thrive," said John Bryant, Kellogg Company chairman and CEO in a statement. "Our new sustainability goals will help us do this by delivering high-quality grains in a responsible way that enriches the lives of consumers and agricultural growers around the world."

Kellogg has plans to become more sustainable in 8 areas by 2020: energy, packaging, water, waste, ingredients, sustainable agriculture, smallholder farmers and women workers.

Some plans for the next few years include expanding low carbon energy use in plants by 50%, reducing total waste in plants by 15% and implementing water reuse projects in at least 25% of plants.

"...Kellogg is continuously looking for new processes and technology to delight consumers with foods made in innovative ways that minimize the environmental impact of our operations," said Diane Holdorf, Kellogg Company Chief Sustainability Officer. "We're making progress but also recognize the need to drive change, which is why we're stepping up our plans now with new goals for 2020."