Kellogg’s behavior on land rights, worker’s rights, and support for small-scale producers is distinctly lacking in snap, crackle and pop. It is at least more transparent about its business than some other companies, however.
We assessed publicly available information on the policies and commitments of the 'Big 10' food companies towards the sourcing of agricultural commodities from developing countries. The Scorecard looks at seven themes, weighing each theme equally. The index tackles some cutting edge issues that will require rigorous debate and dialogue between companies, civil society and industry experts. Find out more...
Nothing but bad news. Kellogg shows little understanding of the impact of land use and little interest in discussing it. No anti-land grabs policy either.
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The support offered to women by Kellogg is lopsided – it runs projects to empower rural women but seems to have very little awareness of the actual issues women face.
Kellogg is currently exploring its impact on farmers in Mexico – but has yet to commit to improving the lives of producers in its supply chain.
It’s hard to credit Kellogg position on workers’ rights. Bottom of our rankings, it doesn’t recognize a range of basic rights and shows zero knowledge of workers in its supply chain.
Near the bottom of the Big Ten, Kellogg offers no support to help farmers and communities adapt to changing weather, and it’s made only limited commitments to reduce emissions. Seriously flaky.
With a higher scorer on transparency, Kellogg is fairly open about its audits but much more secretive about the commodities used in its products.
Kellogg has set targets to reduce its water use and shares information about the availability of water where it works. Let down by a lack of water requirements for suppliers, though.