Fact Sheets & Positions
As a socially responsible company, Kellogg has always been committed to responsible sourcing, including protecting animals. Even though we are a grain-based company and we use very few animal products in our foods, we embrace the important role we play in influencing responsible and sustainable behavior throughout our supply chain.
With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company.
At Kellogg Company, we have a long history of investing in our communities. Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, was a great entrepreneur as well as one of the great philanthropists of the 20th century, giving away virtually all of his wealth. More than a century later, his legacy of giving lives on with our new global social responsibility strategy focusing on hunger relief, particularly breakfast.
Kellogg Company continues to actively monitor the science, regulations and our consumers’ preferences on this topic.
At Kellogg, we’re committed to building a strong company and well-loved brands, while doing what’s right for our environment and for society.
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes was created in 1906, kicking off our century-plus dedication to delivering nutrition in the great-tasting cereals people love to eat.
Kellogg Company’s legacy of community support dates back to our founder, who contributed to a host of charitable causes, particularly ones benefitting children. More than 100 years later, we continue to recognize that it’s important for our company to support our communities and assist those in need.
As a global food company, Kellogg has a stake in helping to ensure a healthy environment and abundant natural resources for generations to come.
As a socially responsible company, Kellogg has been committed to responsibly sourcing palm oil since 2009. The company is committed to working with our global palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil to known and certified sources that are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.
Will Keith (W.K.) Kellogg was born April 7, 1860. W.K., along with his brother, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, was the co-inventor of flaked cereal. Although he lacked a formal education beyond the sixth grade, W.K. Kellogg forever changed the way we eat breakfast.
To ensure that we have high uniform standards of marketing and communication across the world, these guidelines help us to responsibly market our brands and communicate their intrinsic qualities so that our consumers can make informed decisions.