As the father of four, I often think about the world we’re leaving to future generations.
Perhaps that’s the product of my upbringing. My father was a proud New York City firefighter, and I watched him and his colleagues help people every day. Like him, I’m proud to work for an organization – and with people – committed to doing the same.
Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, believed that part of running a good business was doing good for society. This promise has guided our company for over a century; it remains an integral part of our vision and purpose today. And even as we take the bold next steps in our portfolio transformation journey, unleashing our potential by dividing into three new companies, that belief and legacy will live on.
We’ve been working toward our ambitious goal of creating better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. Today, we’re putting a sharper point on the holistic environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy that will get us there.
That is ourKellogg’s™ Better Days Promise: to advance sustainable and equitable access to food by addressing the intersection of wellbeing, hunger, sustainability and equity, diversity and inclusion.
Our ESG strategy priorities remain consistent. We’re committed to:
Nourishing 1 billion people with our foods.
Feeding 375 million people in need.
Nurturing people and planet, including support for 1 million farmers and workers.
Ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our own workforce. This includes our aspirational goals of gender 50/50 parity at the management level by the end of 2025 and 25% underrepresented talent at the management level by the end of 2025.
Engaging 1.5 billion people in advocating for sustainable and equitable access to food.
But how we’re going about it has evolved. We’re more clearly focusing on areas where we can make the greatest difference. By purposefully and holistically integrating this ESG strategy – our Promise – into all aspects of our business, we’ll drive social impact and business results, creating more days where people are fed and fulfilled, our planet thrives and there is a place at the table for everyone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.”
All of us have a role to play in leaving the world a bit better. I have never been more excited to work with our employees, our partners, and our consumers to fulfill our Kellogg’s™ Better Days Promise.