Kellogg achieved several significant recognitions in 2017 that, we believe, relate directly to our values and the fact that we are a purpose-driven company. We were named to the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability indices. These highly regarded barometers evaluated Kellogg on a number of environmental, social and governance factors and serve as independent validation of our corporate responsibility effort. Kellogg was also named to Ethisphere’s annual list of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 10 of the last 11 years the report has been given out, and a Forbes World’s Most Reputable Company.
An important element of our commitment to ethical operations is our Global Code of Ethics that details how we live our values in the workplace, with consumers, in the marketplace, in our communities and for investors. Employees receive annual training on the Code, which covers important topics like anti-corruption, anti-competitive behavior, data protection and human rights.
We have similar expectations for our suppliers that are clearly outlined in our Global Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, the top 80 percent of our ingredient and packaging suppliers in each region, by spend, are expected to join Sedex, the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data. After completing comprehensive self-assessments, suppliers that demonstrate “high risk” are expected to provide or complete a third-party audit to ensure compliance with our Code of Conduct.
Specifically, in 2017, we completed full registration, a gap analysis on self-assessment questionnaires and a cross-functional review for all KAP facilities in Sedex.