Ethisphere is a leading global research firm that devotes its efforts to identifying and upholding the highest standards of ethical practices by companies. Ethisphere focuses on environmental sustainability, philanthropy, and many other procedures. Kelloggs’ has been recognized as one the most globally ethical and sustainable companies worldwide for almost fifteen years. Through Kelloggs’ work, billions of people across six continents have been reached and supported in the worldwide hunger crisis.
Since 2007 Kelloggs’ has devoted its time to mainly using recycled material in their packaging. As of 2020, 76% of their packaging is made of recycled or biodegradable matter, but their goal is to be 100% by 2025. Over the last seven years, they’ve reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%. Overall, they are decreasing their annual carbon footprint and leading them closer to their goal of not participating in deforestation. Another reason Kelloggs is recognized as ethical is because of its philanthropic work. The global food company has donated over 2 Billion servings of food, reaching over 3 million children worldwide.
One practice I’d recommend Kelloggs implement to become even more sustainable is locally sourcing their ingredients from areas where they manufacture their food. If they’re located in places that aren’t rich in agriculture, they could start new farms. This will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but it will help regulate their food waste and provide employment to the people who live in nearby communities.