Rooted in equity: Kellogg’s revitalized diversity and inclusion strategy

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Kellogg, we are united in our vision of a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled. We are grounded by our purpose to create better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands.

That’s why we recently enhanced our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) strategy. This will further enable our company’s success in 2021 and beyond.

We want everyone to have what they need to fulfill their potential – and we’ll give them the unique resources they need to do just that. We expect a tangible and visible commitment from our leadership, our employees, and our partners. This includes demonstrating key behaviors like:

  • Respecting and valuing all employees
  • Applying all rules fairly and objectively
  • Speaking up and addressing difficult issues
  • Seeking and providing direct and honest feedback
  • Actively seeking and integrating diverse viewpoints

 

Equity is more than leveling the playing field. It’s about removing barriers and providing the unique support needed to lift each person up to the same opportunity.

This includes our unrelenting focus on racial equity in the U.S. We have acknowledged the institutional and systemic barriers that underrepresented employees face, especially with career and economic advancement – and we are doing something about it.

We have enhanced our people practices with policies and programs that create an equitable environment for all. This is why we have increased our leadership non-financial bonus structure tied to our ED&I goals to ensure accountability. 

We’ve also created IMPACT, a cohort of our senior-most, racially underrepresented talent, to partner with our leaders in accelerating our progress. And we have created goals for our people managers with expected inclusive behaviors to driving equity along with a scorecard to hold ourselves accountable.

In 2020 and early 2021, several leading organizations again recognized Kellogg for our commitment to building and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace, marketplace and the communities where we work and live. These include:

  • Diversity Inc.
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (North America)

Gender Parity at Kellogg

Our focus on gender equity continues too. We aspire to achieve gender equity of 50/50 by the end of 2025, and our teams around the world are working on it. For example, in India only 20 percent of women participate in the labor force – even though the region has experienced tremendous economic expansion in recent decades.

This means women don’t reap the full benefits of this growth. Our team in India has focused diligently on attracting and developing female talent, while making our workplaces more inclusive. We’re proud that Kellogg India has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies for Women in India” for the last four years, thanks in part to this work.

 

Our revitalized ED&I strategy is a promise to our people – not just our employees, but our customers, consumers, and suppliers as well – that we will create an equitable environment that embraces and nurtures their unique strengths.

Read more about Kellogg’s ED&I work in the latest Features report, our annual ED&I publication.