Profile: Rodrigo Lance Vice President, Supply Chain,
Kellogg Latin America
Features spoke with Rodrigo Lance about his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in Kellogg Latin America, and why he thinks it’s so important.
“Why do I support diversity and inclusion? It’s pretty simple. A diverse and inclusive team is a stronger and more innovative team. When team members have different backgrounds and hold different points of view, they have richer discussions and come up with better solutions. They are more willing to take risks and challenge the status quo. All of that is great for the business.
A diverse and inclusive team is a stronger and more innovative team.
It’s really important for leaders to communicate the importance of this, and to walk the talk. I’ve tried to do this by being a sponsor of the Women of Kellogg Employee Resource Group in Latin America. Also, our whole leadership team has been vocal in support of our new K-Pride & Allies chapter. We are the first consumer packaged goods company in Latin America to have a group like K-Pride & Allies, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and their allies. We’re really very proud of it.
We have an opportunity to improve the gender balance of our Supply Chain leadership team in Kellogg Latin America, so we’ve put a focus on that. We have a strong program in place and have set deliverable goals for each year.
I’ve been at Kellogg for 19 years, working in many different roles in both the U.S. and Latin America. In that time, I’ve been impressed that the company really puts money, resources and time behind diversity and inclusion efforts. Kellogg is a company that truly walks the talk in diversity and inclusion.“