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Kelloggs

  • Cornflakes
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Pop Tarts
  • Pringles
Score
29%
Poor
Kellogg's has improved on supporting women, land rights, water and climate - but its support for small-scale producers is distinctly lacking in snap, crackle and pop. It also does poorly on standing by the rights of workers. It is at least more transparent about its business than some other companies however.

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's has taken steps to recognise the land rights of communities. However it shows little understanding of its impacts on land rights.

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Women

Score 3

The support offered to women by Kellogg's is lopsided – it runs projects to empower rural women and has signed onto UN women’s empowerment principles, but seems to have very little awareness of the actual issues women face.

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Farmers

Score 1

Kellogg's is currently exploring its impact on farmers in Mexico – but has yet to commit to improving the lives of producers in its supply chain.

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Workers

Score 1

It’s hard to credit Kellogg’s position on workers’ rights. Bottom of our rankings it doesn’t recognize a range of basic rights and shows zero knowledge of conditions faced by workers in its supply chain.

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Climate

Score 4

Kellogg's has improved on climate, including through asking suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However it still fails overall on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and helping farmers and communities adapt to a changing climate.

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Transparency

Score 4

With a higher scorer on transparency, Kellogg's is fairly open about its audits but much more secretive about the commodities used in its products.

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Water

Score 5

Kellogg's 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 commitments to reduce water use along its entire supply chain.

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