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Two New Diversity & Inclusion Councils Launched

Kellogg saw the launch of two new functional diversity and inclusion (D&I) councils in 2015 — the Global Business Services (GBS) D&I Council in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the D&I Subcommittee of the Finance People Development Committee at our Battle Creek, Michigan, headquarters.

Our diversity councils focus on the wide range of diversity and inclusion topics that may exist in a particular business unit, function or facility.

These two new councils have begun working on plans and activities that support our company’s diversity strategy. For example, the GBS D&I Council has already organized a Kellogg presence at Grand Rapids Pride events as well as hosting a successful Employee Resource Group (ERG) membership drive to expose and connect employees to all that the ERGs have to offer. The Finance D&I Subcommitree is planning training sessions on Unconscious Bias with their leadership.

The new councils join seven already in place at Kellogg (see list below). While our Employee Resource Groups are companywide and focus on topics impacting particular employee affinities, our diversity councils focus on the wide range of diversity and inclusion topics that may exist in a particular business unit, function or facility. Their primary focus is establishing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture within their own particular area of the business.

“More D&I councils are being established because business units and functions are really seeing the benefit of them,” said Carol L., Senior Manager for Diversity and Inclusion at Kellogg. “It’s clearer than ever that diversity is a key business enabler — both in terms of reaching global consumers and marketing the company as an open and inclusive employer to potential employees.”

D&I Councils at Kellogg

  • D&I Subcommittee of the Finance People Development Committee
  • Global Business Services D&I Council
  • Global Engineering D&I Council
  • Information Technology Diversity Council
  • Kellogg Canada Diversity & Inclusion Council
  • Procurement D&I Council
  • Research, Quality and Technology Diversity Taskforce
  • Wyoming Diversity & Inclusion Council
  • Women in Supply Chain

GBS Grand Rapids Center D&I Council