Address climate risk and transparency

Address climate risk and transparency

  • Overview


    The purpose of Kellogg Company is to nourish families so they can flourish and thrive ─ from the farmers who grow our ingredients, to the employees who bring our values to life, and the consumers who buy our foods, all of whom want a better world for generations to come. We support the implementation of a strong climate change agreement coming out of Paris that ultimately puts us on a path toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.
    The body of science behind climate change has grown clearer and more focused. We recognize that failure to address global warming will make it difficult for Kellogg to continue to meet global food demand and ensure future generations will have a higher quality of life. Kellogg takes a comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental footprint by reducing our carbon emissions; the amount of waste we generate; and, the amount of natural resources we use. We are committed to participating in multiple programs addressing climate risk and transparency, including in the United States, President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative, and organizations such as Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2015 – Announce a longer term carbon reduction goal that’s tied to the science, limiting further warming to 2 degrees Celsius, and which includes our agricultural supply chain;

    • 2016 – Increase to 30% the number of our manufacturing facilities sending zero waste to landfill;

    • 2020 – Further reduce energy and GHG emissions in our manufacturing facilities by an additional 15% from 2015 performance; expand the use of low carbon energy in our manufacturing facilities by 50%;

    • 2020 – Implement water reuse projects in 25 percent of our manufacturing facilities, and further reduce water use in our manufacturing facilities by an additional 15% from 2015 performance;

    • 2020 – Continue commitments to achieve zero net deforestation in high-risk supply chains including palm oil (100% certified), timber-based packaging (100% certified) and soy;

    • 2030 – Support livelihoods for 500,000 farmers, many of whom are women, through partnerships, research and training on climate smart agriculture which helps farmers adapt to climate change while assuring productivity of their yields and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their agricultural practices; and

    • Sustainable Development Goals
      5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Persons with Disabilities; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Women's Empowerment
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Agriculture and livestock
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      More information is available in the following downloads


      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.