Kellogg Signs White House Fair Chance Business Pledge
Kellogg Company Newsroom

Kellogg Company today joined more than 100 companies in signing the White House Fair Chance Business Pledge that creates a pathway for a second opportunity for many well-qualified job applicants. The pledge is designed to remove obstacles for people with a criminal record to allow them a fair chance to participate in the American economy. Included in the pledge is “banning the box” or delaying questions about a candidate’s criminal history until later in the application process. Following is a statement from Kellogg Company Chairman and CEO John Bryant:

“At Kellogg, making foods that enrich and delight the world comes from a culture that fosters inclusion, respects ideas, and values diversity of thought and life experience. That is why we are proud to sign the Fair Chance Business Pledge.

More than a year ago, Kellogg ‘banned the box’ from our applications that asked candidates about their potential criminal history when applying for a job. In addition, we wait until a conditional offer is made before conducting a background check. If concerns arise, we address them directly with the candidate and ensure past history is considered in context.

We know that every employee brings a distinct set of experiences and perspectives that uniquely contribute to our success.

We continue to strive to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace and build a stronger company that leverages diversity as a competitive advantage.”