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Score
34%
Poor

Kellogg has improved on supporting farmers and recently committed to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions across both its supply chain and operations, to help smallholder farmers adapt and to advocate for change by across the private sector and government. But it still does poorly on standing by the rights of workers.

How are the scores formed?

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...

What do the scores mean?

  1. 8 - 10Good
  2. 6 - 7Fair
  3. 4 - 5Some progress
  4. 2 - 3Poor
  5. 0 - 1Very poor

Land

Score 2

Kellogg has a land rights provision in its supplier code of conduct. But despite this provision, it does little to show that it understands the impacts it and its suppliers have on communities’ land rights.

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Women

Score 3

The support offered to women by Kellogg is lopsided – it runs projects to empower rural women and has signed onto UN women’s empowerment principles, but seems to have limited awareness of the actual issues women face. The company’s recent sustainability commitments are promising and there is a fair amount of attention paid to women’s empowerment. Let’s see where Kellogg takes it.

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Farmers

Score 2

Kellogg has made some progress in understanding and admitting its responsibility towards supporting smallholders, but it has yet to commit to improving the lives of producers in its supply chain.

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Workers

Score 2

It’s hard to credit Kellogg’s position on workers’ rights. Kellogg is tied with General Mills at the bottom of the ranking for workers. We are concerned that the company doesn’t appear to have a system for identifying high risk countries for forced labour, child labour or low wages. Kellogg needs to know where labour rights risks are to manage them effectively.

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Climate

Score 7

Kellogg has made huge improvements on climate and is now at the top of the pack with Unilever and Nestle. The company has committed to reduce all its supply chain emissions, require suppliers to publish those emissions, help smallholders adapt to a changing climate, and publicly call on peers, other industry sectors, and governments to do the same.

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Transparency

Score 5

Kellogg has improved its score on transparency by providing more disclosure about sourcing origins and suppliers and sourcing volumes for certain key commodities. However, it is still secretive about how compliant the suppliers are to its supplier guidelines.

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Water

Score 3

Kellogg has set targets to reduce its water use and shares information about the availability of water where it works. However what’s missing is a commitment to reduce water use along its entire supply chain.

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