Kellogg’s Launches Third Diversity & Inclusion Report
Kellogg Company today proudly launched its third Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) report, titled Features, which details the company’s efforts toward building a diverse workforce reflective of the consumers it serves and the communities in which it operates.
“Fostering diversity within our workforce and our supplier base is not just the right thing to do; it’s critical for helping us achieve our strategic vision,” said John Bryant, president and chief executive officer, Kellogg Company. “An actively inclusive, welcoming and respectful work environment promotes employee engagement, drives innovation, improves retention and boosts productivity – all of which contribute directly to our bottom line.”
Examples of other initiatives – along with Kellogg’s diversity and inclusion strategy – are detailed in Features. For example, Kellogg’s Supplier Diversity Program has provided business opportunities for companies owned by members of minority groups, women and veterans with disabilities. Via this program, Kellogg Company now purchases from more than 200 diverse supplier companies and spends more than $350 million a year with diverse suppliers.
“This year, we took a more personal approach to our Diversity & Inclusion report,” said Mark King, Kellogg Company’s chief diversity officer. “Reading and learning about real-life success stories from Kellogg teammates around the globe shows the human side – the inspirational side – that makes us incredibly proud of our ongoing journey. We continue to increase and leverage the diversity of our Kellogg team around the globe to create an inclusive culture where our employees can thrive.”
As a testament to this progress, Kellogg has received several accolades over the past year, including earning a spot among DiversityInc’s “2012 Top 50 Companies for Diversity” (a leading organization for diversity and inclusion), and The CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence Award from the Minority Business Development Agency (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce through which recognition is based on accomplishments in supplier diversity).
“Even as we drive greater diversity within our global workforce, we know we have to work together as one company, and one team, to achieve our goals,” Bryant said. “We must embrace diversity as an ongoing journey even as we align all employees toward the achievement of our common vision, while also adhering to our shared corporate values. That, we believe, is the recipe for success.”