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Driving change through diversity and inclusivity

Last fall, employees from various Kellogg business functions coordinated #Spirit Day – a daylong social campaign that supported anti-bullying efforts and highlighted our commitment to the LGBTQ community.

In 2016, we made a change to our parental leave policy. The company expanded its current policy to offer additional time to new parents bonding with children.

Members of our employee resource group, Women of Kellogg (WOK), were involved in helping to initiate this change. WOK members also helped create parking spaces for expectant mothers nearer to the entrances of some Kellogg locations.

In fact, all of our eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and nine diversity and inclusion councils are essential catalysts for our growth. They provide networking, professional development, community engagement and help drive the growth of our business.

The above examples are just a few of the many tremendous ways we demonstrate all that is great about our company: our people coming together to work as one team, and to demonstrate Kellogg’s deep commitment to inclusion.

As our support of multiple causes demonstrates,  inclusion isn’t just a policy change or a one-day event at Kellogg. It’s an ongoing commitment and investment that leads to true competitive business advantages.

We’re proud that our commitment is again being recognized for the sixth consecutive year by DiversityInc, who recently named Kellogg #28 on its list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." That's up two spots from our ranking at 30th last year. DiversityInc bases its rankings on 2016 data, including how company’s are peforming in recruitment, talent development senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity.

Additionally, Kellogg earned a spot at #7 on DiversityInc's list of Top Companies for Executive Women.

Honors such as this acknowledge that a diverse and inclusive environment is an inherent part of our K Values. It allows our employees to bring their authentic “whole selves” to work so they can partner together for each other’s success and the success of our business. With recognition also comes a responsibility and a motivation to do better, to push harder.