A Message from Our Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
More than ever, we at Kellogg understand that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are a competitive advantage for our company, better enabling us to attract and retain talent and meet the needs of our diverse consumer base. D&I also drive better teamwork, innovation, engagement and productivity. Not only are they the right thing to do for our people, they're the smart thing to do for our business.
In 2015, we made good headway toward creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment. Kapable, our newest Employee Resource Group (ERG), for individuals with disabilities and their supporters, made a terrific impact on our organization in its first full year of existence. Kapable is helping to ensure we have a fully inclusive and accessible workplace; the group is also doing a great job raising awareness and influencing hearts and minds.
Kellogg has also further integrated the consideration of diversity and inclusion into regular business activities and practices. From aligning D&I with our Talent Management processes to consulting with our Multicultural Marketing team to being a resource for public affairs matters, our company continues to elevate the importance of D&I into how we do business.
We are grateful that our efforts continue to be acknowledged externally. For example, for the fifth consecutive year, Kellogg earned a spot on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity (at #30). Being recognized as a company committed to D&I progress obviously helps in numerous ways. And while we’re proud of (and humbled by) the national recognition, we’re hungry to achieve more.
Of course, our D&I efforts don’t focus on our workforce alone. We also purchase from diverse-owned businesses, help to support nonprofit organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, and work to develop products that nourish and delight our very diverse range of consumers around the world.
In all areas of D&I, we continue to push ourselves to raise the bar — to drive continued improvements throughout Kellogg and beyond. We have made progress, and I know we will continue to do so.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our efforts in this report. We welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Head, Diversity and Inclusion
The Kellogg Company Diversity
and Inclusion Team
Left to right: Mark King, Noel H., Carol L., Luis S., Sarah B. and Kristin M. (Note that, throughout this report, we use first names and last initials only for our nonexecutive employees, to protect their privacy.)