Kellogg is the company that has moved up most overall in 2015. It has significantly improved its policies on women, water, land and farmers and as one of the first food and beverage companies in the world has set targets 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. Kellogg still performs 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?
- 8 - 10Good
- 6 - 7Fair
- 4 - 5Some progress
- 2 - 3Poor
- 0 - 1Very poor
Kellogg took big steps forward on land. In addition to including a provision on land rights in its supplier code of conduct, it now also recognizes the complexity of land rights and even identified countries from which it sources where land tenure security cannot be assured. Next up: A ‘zero tolerance’ for land grabs commitment?See how other companies score on Land
Kellogg made the most surprising jump last year to address women’s empowerment with a recent gender impact assessment throughout its supply chain to determine where women are at the highest risk and in which commodities. These actions are promising; we are looking forward to see where Kellogg takes it next.See how other companies score on Women
Kellogg has made progress in the past years in investigating its sourcing from small-scale farmers. The company has commissioned new assessments and has made new commitments to help farmers improve their situation. Now it is time the company tackles those issues that would truly make a difference in the farmer’s lives, like ensuring that they earn a living income.See how other companies score on Farmers
There is a slow but steady improvement from Kellogg on worker issues. The company would go a long way by establishing a constructive and ongoing dialogue with the union who represents workers in its supply chain.See how other companies score on Workers
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.See how other companies score on Climate
Kellogg has continued to make improvements in its transparency score 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.See how other companies score on Transparency
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.See how other companies score on Water