Kellogg Company pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 percent across its operations and work with suppliers to help reduce their emissions by 50 percent by 2050.
“Kellogg is more than a business,” says John Bryant, Kellogg chairman and CEO. “We care about nourishing people with our foods, feeding those in need, nurturing our planet, and living our founder's values. “People care about their food, where it comes from, the people who grow and make it, and that there's enough for everyone. We must live our values and communicate with transparency to earn our seat at millions of tables every day."
According to Kellogg, the company recognizes upstream agriculture emissions and manufacturing are the largest sources of emissions in the company’s supply chain and it is focusing efforts on reductions in these two areas. Since 2008, Kellogg has reduced GHF emissions from its manufacturing facilities by approximately 12 percent.
“Science shows that climate change will reduce food productivity and food security at the same time our world's population is growing and requiring us to feed more people with fewer natural resources,” Bryant says. “That's why Kellogg is working on multiple fronts to address the risks climate change poses.
These new targets are an extension of the 2020 global sustainability goals the company set in 2014. These include:
-Further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations
-Increase the use of low carbon energy
-Expand commitments into our supply chain by requiring all key suppliers to measure and publicly disclose their own emissions and reduction targets.