Current Progress

Current Progress




The following chart reports our progress towards our global 2030 Kellogg’s Better Days® commitment to address the interconnected issues of health, food security and climate by creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. It also includes progress towards our aspirational equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) goals that are part of our ED&I strategy.


Additional information on how we’re nourishing with our foods, feeding people in need and nurturing our planet, all while living our founder’s values, is found throughout this website and in our latest GRI and SASB indices. All commitments are global and conclude at the end of 2030, with a 2015 baseline, unless otherwise noted. Full descriptions of the methodology for each KPI can be found here.




Focus Area



Nourishing With Our Foods

Addressing food security

Nutrition and accessibility

Nourish 1 billion people by fostering wellbeing with our foods by delivering nutrients of need and addressing hidden hunger.

  • 116,416,885 people nourished in 2020
  • 684,924,511 people nourished from 2015 baseline

Feeding People In Need

Addressing food security

Hunger relief

Feed 375 million people in need through food donations and children reached through feeding programs.

  • 35,670,109 people fed in 2020
  • 199,077,757 people fed from 2015 baseline

Nurturing Our Planet

Supporting a more sustainable food system

Sustainable agriculture

Support 1 million farmers and workers globally, especially women and smallholders

440,000 farmers supported from 2015 baseline

Responsible sourcing


Build resilient and responsible supply chains for our priority ingredients, identified with regular assessments of business and ESG materiality

On track. Learn more about our methodology and progress here

Conserving natural resources

Climate and energy

Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 45%

30% reduction from 2015 baseline

Partner across our value chain to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 15%

5% reduction from 2015 baseline

Achieve 100% renewable electricity in all facilities globally by the end of 2050


Water Reduce water use in facilities in high water stress regions by 30%  26% reduction from 2015 baseline
Waste Reduce organic waste in manufacturing by 50%  12% reduction from 2016 baseline
  Reduce food waste in manufacturing by 30%  36% reduction from 2016 baseline
Packaging By the end of 2025, achieve 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging (by volume)
  • 78.5% according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation definitions of recyclable at scale
  • 84% is recyclable or recycle ready

Living Our Founder’s Values

Addressing food security


Engage 1.5 billion people in the interconnected

  • 137,602,338 people engaged in 2020
  • 553,695,039 people engaged from 2015 baseline

Equity, diversity & inclusion

Gender parity

By the end of 2025, achieve aspirational gender parity goal of 50/50 at the management level

As of July 31, 2021:

  • 35.8% Salaried/Production
  • 45.7% Salaried
  • 43.4% Management
  • 36.6% Executive



By the end of 2025, achieve aspirational goal of 25% underrepresented talent at the management level in the U.S.

As of July 31, 2021:

  • 36.3% Salaried/Production
  • 22.2% Salaried
  • 21.1% Management
  • 25.5% Executive





Nurturing our planet by responsibly sourcing our ingredients and conserving natural resources has long been a Kellogg Company priority. At the end of 2020, a number of these planet-focused global sustainability commitments concluded and were replaced with the goals referenced above. Following is our final progress toward these earlier commitments.



Focus Area


Final Progress

Nurturing Our Planet

Responsible Sourcing

Responsibly source our 10 priority ingredients: cocoa, sugar cane, vanilla, palm oil, corn, wheat, rice, potatoes, sugar beets and fruits

98% progress toward responsibly sourcing our first-generation priority ingredients. Efforts ongoing.

Help improve livelihoods for 15,000 farmers in regions from which we source

Complete and ongoing

Identify women in the value chain and develop programs to help improve their livelihoods, families and communities

Complete and ongoing

Conserving Natural Resources

Expand low-carbon energy use in plants by 50%


Reduce normalized energy use in manufacturing by an additional 15% (per metric ton of food produced)

15% reduction from 2015 baseline, goal achieved

Reduce normalized greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our plants by an additional 15% (per metric ton of food produced)

25% reduction from 2015 baseline, goal achieved

Implement water reuse projects in at least 25% of our plants

16.5% and ongoing

Reduce normalized water use in our plants by an additional 15% (per metric ton of food produced)

22.6% reduction from 2015 baseline, goal achieved

Continue watershed quality support


Reduce normalized total waste in plants by 15% (per metric ton of food produced)

11% reduction from 2015 baseline




Kellogg Company’s Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors oversees our corporate responsibility strategy. Our Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Corporate Affairs, who reports to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible for successfully implementing the strategy and regularly updating the CEO and Board committee. Our Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) reports to the SVP of Global Corporate Affairs. Additionally, numerous leaders are accountable for achieving specific corporate responsibility commitments, based on their roles. Our CEO, SVP, CSO and other leaders have annual performance goals tied to the company's Corporate Responsibility metrics.


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