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  • Overall approach
    5/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: cocoa, sugar
      "In 2014, Kellogg, along with 200 other peer companies, NGOs, governments and indigenous community groups endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, which pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, eliminate deforestation by 2030, and restore millions of acres of degraded land" [...] "We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy and paper and pulp. Although we are a small user of palm oil and soy from high risk regions, these commodities have been identified through materiality assessments and stakeholder consultations as having significant social and environmental risk."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify: Palm Oil Transparency Coalition
      "Knowing this, in 2010, Kellogg and other members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) approved a resolution to “achieve zero net deforestation” by 2020"[...]"we are supporters of the Amazon Soy Moratorium (ASM)23 and signatories to the Cerrado Manifesto"[...]"we are collaborating with groups such as Tropical Forest Alliance 2020"[...]"In 2019, Kellogg became the first manufacturer member of the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC)"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Protecting Forests and EcosystemsForests play an essential role in the global environment, supporting countless species as well as the livelihoods of more than a billion people3. Yet, since the beginning of the industrial revolution, only 15% of intact forests remain4. Our Global Policy on Deforestation outlines how we are combatting deforestation across our supply chain, including palm oil, soy and paper and pulp. Protecting ecosystems also informs our support for farmers."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & paper
      "Strategy includes commitments relating to raw materials - "Kellogg Company’s Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors oversees our corporate responsibility strategy. Our Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Corporate Affairs, who reports to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible for successfully implementing the strategy and regularly updating the CEO and Board committee. Our Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) reports to the SVP of Global Corporate Affairs. Additionally, numerous leaders are accountable for achieving specific corporate responsibility commitments, based on their roles. Our CEO, SVP, CSO and other leaders have annual performance goals tied to the company's Corporate Responsibility metrics."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
      "Our CEO, SVP, CSO and other leaders have annual performance goals tied to the company's Corporate Responsibility metrics."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: N/A

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No
      "Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% by the end of 2030. Since 2015, we’ve reduced absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29%. "
  • Commodity score
    31/90
    • Beef
      12/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "This Global Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards and business practices to which we require all of our direct and extended Suppliers to adhere...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including treaties and international standards such as the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, UN Guiding Principles, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Bill of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO’s Core Labour Standards as codified in the 8 core conventions....No Forced Labor...Suppliers shall not employ anyone under the age of 15...Suppliers shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, or collective agreements, regarding maximum working hours...Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination...Suppliers must respect the rights of their Employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively,"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) and make employment decisions including hiring, payment, benefits, advancement, termination, and retirement based on ability, qualifications, and achievements without preference or exclusion based on age, color, race, ethnicity, disability, family or marital status, gender identity, gender expression"[...]"Identify areas within Kellogg's supply chain with a high prevalence of women farmers and workers and develop programs to provide resources and education that improve the livelihoods of these women, their families and their communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to:  Adhere to Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        4/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Compliance Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the countries that the Supplier operates. For Service Providers, the location of service delivery shall take precedence. Suppliers shall also comply with all treaties and international standards and regulations such as those related to international trade (including sanctions, export controls, and reporting obligations) data protection and data transfer rules, and antitrust competition laws. [...] Suppliers should review both owned operations and the operations of those supply chain partners that provide goods and services to Kellogg to verify compliance with this Code. This includes ensuring that the Code is available and communicated to all Employees in their primary language. Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The Kellogg Ethics Hot Line offers a confidential way for employees, suppliers, contractors and the general public to ask questions and report concerns about ethics, compliance or any other requirements in our Global Code of Ethics and Supplier Code. The Hot Line, which is operated by a third-party, confidential reporting company, is available immediately and anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, internet or mobile app in 21 countries and in local languages. The operator will listen to concerns or inquiries and provide a written summary to our Office of Ethics and Compliance for investigation and further action, as appropriate." [...] "Kellogg Company is committed to maintaining a culture of integrity and compliance – a culture that does what is legal, ethical, and responsible.We encourage you to report any misconduct concerns immediately. You may discuss your concerns with your manager, or you may use our Ethics Line which provides telephonic and web reporting with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability. When using our Ethics Line, know that all concerns are handled confidentially, and you have an option to report concerns anonymously. The Ethics Line’s telephonic and web reporting is managed by our independent third party vendor, NAVEX, not by Kellogg employees."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      49/90
      • Commitment Strength
        12/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "In 2014, Kellogg, along with 200 other peer companies, NGOs, governments and indigenous community groups endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, which pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, eliminate deforestation by 2030, and restore millions of acres of degraded land" [...] "We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy and paper and pulp."[...]"In 2020, we strengthened our commitment to responsibly source palm oil by setting a goal of procuring 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Physically Certified palm oil by end of 2025."[...]"We also reaffirm our alignment to definitions outlined in the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA)17 . These include, but are not limited to, high conservation areas (HCV), primary forest, secondary forest, high forest cover land (HFCL), degraded land, etc. We will work with our suppliers and their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas, utilizing the HCSA process as a basis"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2014, Kellogg, along with 200 other peer companies, NGOs, governments and indigenous community groups endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, which pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, eliminate deforestation by 2030, and restore millions of acres of degraded land" [...] "We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy and paper and pulp."[...]"In 2020, we strengthened our commitment to responsibly source palm oil by setting a goal of procuring 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Physically Certified palm oil by end of 2025."[...]"We also reaffirm our alignment to definitions outlined in the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA)17 . These include, but are not limited to, high conservation areas (HCV), primary forest, secondary forest, high forest cover land (HFCL), degraded land, etc. We will work with our suppliers and their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas, utilizing the HCSA process as a basis"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: RSPO certification + NDPE policy implementation
            "In 2014, Kellogg, along with 200 other peer companies, NGOs, governments and indigenous community groups endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, which pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, eliminate deforestation by 2030, and restore millions of acres of degraded land" [...] "We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy and paper and pulp."[...]"In 2020, we strengthened our commitment to responsibly source palm oil by setting a goal of procuring 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Physically Certified palm oil by end of 2025."[...]"We also reaffirm our alignment to definitions outlined in the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA)17 . These include, but are not limited to, high conservation areas (HCV), primary forest, secondary forest, high forest cover land (HFCL), degraded land, etc. We will work with our suppliers and their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas, utilizing the HCSA process as a basis"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "In 2014, Kellogg, along with 200 other peer companies, NGOs, governments and indigenous community groups endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests, which pledged to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, eliminate deforestation by 2030, and restore millions of acres of degraded land" [...] "We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy and paper and pulp."[...]"In 2020, we strengthened our commitment to responsibly source palm oil by setting a goal of procuring 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Physically Certified palm oil by end of 2025."[...]"We also reaffirm our alignment to definitions outlined in the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA)17 . These include, but are not limited to, high conservation areas (HCV), primary forest, secondary forest, high forest cover land (HFCL), degraded land, etc. We will work with our suppliers and their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas, utilizing the HCSA process as a basis"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%" [...] "Sourcing Regions: Knowing where our procured palm material is sourced is an important element of our supply-chain-management strategy. In the absence of full, verifiable traceability from suppliers and due to the use of RSPO schemes such as mass balance and credits, we are unable to pinpoint the exact mill or plantation that each MT of palm material comes from. We can, however, gain a general sense of our supply chain exposure by country level, and in some cases regionally: Overall potential mill exposure: 1,806 mills spread throughout 23 countries, Regional mill locations: Southeast Asia (91.6%), Latin America (8%), Africa (0.4%) Highest level country mill exposure: Indonesia (61%), Malaysia (27%), Colombia (4%), Thailand (2%)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%" [...] "Sourcing Regions: Knowing where our procured palm material is sourced is an important element of our supply-chain-management strategy. In the absence of full, verifiable traceability from suppliers and due to the use of RSPO schemes such as mass balance and credits, we are unable to pinpoint the exact mill or plantation that each MT of palm material comes from. We can, however, gain a general sense of our supply chain exposure by country level, and in some cases regionally: Overall potential mill exposure: 1,806 mills spread throughout 23 countries, Regional mill locations: Southeast Asia (91.6%), Latin America (8%), Africa (0.4%) Highest level country mill exposure: Indonesia (61%), Malaysia (27%), Colombia (4%), Thailand (2%)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: not specified
            "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%" [...] "Sourcing Regions: Knowing where our procured palm material is sourced is an important element of our supply-chain-management strategy. In the absence of full, verifiable traceability from suppliers and due to the use of RSPO schemes such as mass balance and credits, we are unable to pinpoint the exact mill or plantation that each MT of palm material comes from. We can, however, gain a general sense of our supply chain exposure by country level, and in some cases regionally: Overall potential mill exposure: 1,806 mills spread throughout 23 countries, Regional mill locations: Southeast Asia (91.6%), Latin America (8%), Africa (0.4%) Highest level country mill exposure: Indonesia (61%), Malaysia (27%), Colombia (4%), Thailand (2%)"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%" [...] "Sourcing Regions: Knowing where our procured palm material is sourced is an important element of our supply-chain-management strategy. In the absence of full, verifiable traceability from suppliers and due to the use of RSPO schemes such as mass balance and credits, we are unable to pinpoint the exact mill or plantation that each MT of palm material comes from. We can, however, gain a general sense of our supply chain exposure by country level, and in some cases regionally: Overall potential mill exposure: 1,806 mills spread throughout 23 countries, Regional mill locations: Southeast Asia (91.6%), Latin America (8%), Africa (0.4%) Highest level country mill exposure: Indonesia (61%), Malaysia (27%), Colombia (4%), Thailand (2%)"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        11/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "This Global Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards and business practices to which we require all of our direct and extended Suppliers to adhere...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including treaties and international standards such as the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, UN Guiding Principles, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Bill of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO’s Core Labour Standards as codified in the 8 core conventions....No Forced Labor...Suppliers shall not employ anyone under the age of 15...Suppliers shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, or collective agreements, regarding maximum working hours...Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination...Suppliers must respect the rights of their Employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively,"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "Impact Incubator – Smallholders and forest communities contribute 40% of the global palm oil supply but are under-supported in many supply-chain programs. We seek to invest in programs on the ground to support smallholder livelihoods, increase market access through certification support and provide training on regenerative agricultural production techniques. For example, in July 2002, we developed an “Impact Incubator” to support smallholders and forest communities, in recognition that current certification and supply chain models have not been effectively inclusive in these groups. Through this incubator, we partnered with Wild Asia as part of their Wild Asia Group Scheme (WAGS) in West Mayalysia enabling smallholder palm oil producers to protect forests and secure market access through RSPO certification and training in sustainable agriculture"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) and make employment decisions including hiring, payment, benefits, advancement, termination, and retirement based on ability, qualifications, and achievements without preference or exclusion based on age, color, race, ethnicity, disability, family or marital status, gender identity, gender expression"[...]"Identify areas within Kellogg's supply chain with a high prevalence of women farmers and workers and develop programs to provide resources and education that improve the livelihoods of these women, their families and their communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to:  Adhere to Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        27/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. "
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC), the Consumer Goods Forum Human Rights Coalition Palm Oil workgroup, the Palm Oil Collaboration Group
          "Industry Engagement – We are working on multiple fronts to make sustainable palm oil the norm, not the exception. Kellogg is an active member of the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC), the Consumer Goods Forum Human Rights Coalition Palm Oil workgroup, the Palm Oil Collaboration Group, and is a founding member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network. We participate in several other palm oil related industry group workstreams and maintain relationships with global and local NGOs"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Unclear but per region / per crop

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified. The verifier should discuss the risks outlined in the risk assessment with the supplier, and if/how they are present in the supply chain or not. Additionally, the verifier should call on their own knowledge of issues in the region/crop and identify potential high-risk areas, and address these during the verification. •High Value Conservation Areas should not be within the vicinity. • The risk assessment needs to be representative of the sourcing area and provide information on a provincial/community level. •Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery)•If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced. • In case the risk of deforestation is high, a statement in de supplier code of conduct and/or a self-declaration on the farmers level is required stating that there has been no forest on the utilized land for the past 10 years (see section 2.2.2)"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Compliance Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the countries that the Supplier operates. For Service Providers, the location of service delivery shall take precedence. Suppliers shall also comply with all treaties and international standards and regulations such as those related to international trade (including sanctions, export controls, and reporting obligations) data protection and data transfer rules, and antitrust competition laws. [...] Suppliers should review both owned operations and the operations of those supply chain partners that provide goods and services to Kellogg to verify compliance with this Code. This includes ensuring that the Code is available and communicated to all Employees in their primary language. Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          If other type of mechanism, specify: The Kellogg Ethics Hot Line

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "The Kellogg Ethics Hot Line offers a confidential way for employees, suppliers, contractors and the general public to ask questions and report concerns about ethics, compliance or any other requirements in our Global Code of Ethics and Supplier Code. The Hot Line, which is operated by a third-party, confidential reporting company, is available immediately and anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, internet or mobile app in 21 countries and in local languages. The operator will listen to concerns or inquiries and provide a written summary to our Office of Ethics and Compliance for investigation and further action, as appropriate." [...] "Kellogg Company is committed to maintaining a culture of integrity and compliance – a culture that does what is legal, ethical, and responsible. We encourage you to report any misconduct concerns immediately. You may discuss your concerns with your manager, or you may use our Ethics Line which provides telephonic and web reporting with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability. When using our Ethics Line, know that all concerns are handled confidentially, and you have an option to report concerns anonymously. The Ethics Line’s telephonic and web reporting is managed by our independent third party vendor, NAVEX, not by Kellogg employees."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food Processing

          Total volume: 65233.0 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA
          In their 2020 RSPO ACOP report Kellogg's state they consumed a total volume of 65233.0 Metric Tonnes of palm oil.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: India ; Colombia ; Malaysia ; Mexico ; Indonesia ; Brazil ; Panama ; Philippines ; Costa Rica ; Guatemala ; Peru ; Ecuador ; Venezuela ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Gabon ; Papua New Guinea ; Nigeria ; Cameroon ; Cote D'Ivoire

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Include; Andhra Pradesh ; Meta ; Pahang ; Zulia ; Veracruz ; Chiapas ; Vichada ; Bengkulu ; Riau ; Para ; Chiriqui ; Peten

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%
          Kelloggs provide a mill list and a list of the direct supplier who own the mills.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "Claims are valid until the ingredient’s volume associated with the supply chain is exhausted, and need to be re-evaluated on an annual basis"

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Kellogg, the suppliers, and the farmers should work together to ensure that the criteria are met by all parties involved in the supply chain. The verifier will check the processes and documents related to each indicator to ensure accurate data is being gathered, and check whether the process has been implemented reliably." "The Criteria require certain levels of compliance from all actors involved. The four indicators that must be met by all farmers (which represent all the acres necessary for the ingredient-specific claim) involved in the project are: 1. 100% No deforestation 2. 100% implementing an integrated pest management plan 3. 100% legal right to farm the lands 4. 100% have access to regular health and safety training" "Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery) [...] If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced.[...] The external verifier is responsible for checking documentation related to the KPIs set by Kellogg at different levels, to ensure the accuracy of the data gathered from the field, as well as the quality of the processes during and after the data has been gathered."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: not adhereing to NDPE policies

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes
          "If during the verification visit, no red flags are raised, but the data shows that a KPI has not been met, a corrective action plan should be developed by the supplier, Kellogg and/or the farmers involved".[...] "Suppliers shall adopt and implement their own commitments and policies to monitor and remediate adverse environmental and/or societal impacts of deforestation as a result of sourcing activities throughout their supply chain. Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. [...] Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 24

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes
          Kellogg has a "live grievance tracker" where current and past engagements and actions are listed against suppliers and their violations. Kellogg also indicate within this document if the supplier was excluded on the basis on non-compliance.
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content; Reduction of material inputs

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging
            "Kellogg is a member of CGF and has adopted the zero net deforestation commitment for all relevant categories (paper and board, palm oil, and soy) by 2020. We also encourage industry associations as well as peers to engage in meaningful climate action."[...]"We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources25. This includes primary/consumer packaging, secondary/in-store packaging, and tertiary/distribution packaging. The majority of our timber-based packaging material is derived from recycled content. When virgin materials are used, we require certification for all virgin fiber material sourced from high risk countries, aligned to the Consumer Goods Forum list* 26 . Accepted certification schemes are those issued and managed by established global third-party programs like the Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance. Starting in 2020, we will begin further prioritizing certification schemes that have been recognized by the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)27 . Suppliers are also encouraged to continue advancing traceability efforts for all high-risk countries and landscapes to the regional and jurisdictional level."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Kellogg is a member of CGF and has adopted the zero net deforestation commitment for all relevant categories (paper and board, palm oil, and soy) by 2020. We also encourage industry associations as well as peers to engage in meaningful climate action."[...]"We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources25. This includes primary/consumer packaging, secondary/in-store packaging, and tertiary/distribution packaging. The majority of our timber-based packaging material is derived from recycled content. When virgin materials are used, we require certification for all virgin fiber material sourced from high risk countries, aligned to the Consumer Goods Forum list* 26 . Accepted certification schemes are those issued and managed by established global third-party programs like the Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance. Starting in 2020, we will begin further prioritizing certification schemes that have been recognized by the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)27 . Suppliers are also encouraged to continue advancing traceability efforts for all high-risk countries and landscapes to the regional and jurisdictional level."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: certification
            "Kellogg is a member of CGF and has adopted the zero net deforestation commitment for all relevant categories (paper and board, palm oil, and soy) by 2020. We also encourage industry associations as well as peers to engage in meaningful climate action."[...]"We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources25. This includes primary/consumer packaging, secondary/in-store packaging, and tertiary/distribution packaging. The majority of our timber-based packaging material is derived from recycled content. When virgin materials are used, we require certification for all virgin fiber material sourced from high risk countries, aligned to the Consumer Goods Forum list* 26 . Accepted certification schemes are those issued and managed by established global third-party programs like the Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance. Starting in 2020, we will begin further prioritizing certification schemes that have been recognized by the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)27 . Suppliers are also encouraged to continue advancing traceability efforts for all high-risk countries and landscapes to the regional and jurisdictional level."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "Kellogg is a member of CGF and has adopted the zero net deforestation commitment for all relevant categories (paper and board, palm oil, and soy) by 2020. We also encourage industry associations as well as peers to engage in meaningful climate action."[...]"We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources25. This includes primary/consumer packaging, secondary/in-store packaging, and tertiary/distribution packaging. The majority of our timber-based packaging material is derived from recycled content. When virgin materials are used, we require certification for all virgin fiber material sourced from high risk countries, aligned to the Consumer Goods Forum list* 26 . Accepted certification schemes are those issued and managed by established global third-party programs like the Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance. Starting in 2020, we will begin further prioritizing certification schemes that have been recognized by the CGF Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)27 . Suppliers are also encouraged to continue advancing traceability efforts for all high-risk countries and landscapes to the regional and jurisdictional level."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        10/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Global Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards and business practices to which we require all of our direct and extended Suppliers to adhere...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including treaties and international standards such as the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, UN Guiding Principles, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Bill of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO’s Core Labour Standards as codified in the 8 core conventions....No Forced Labor...Suppliers shall not employ anyone under the age of 15...Suppliers shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, or collective agreements, regarding maximum working hours...Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination...Suppliers must respect the rights of their Employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively,"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "We acknowledge that past and current supply chain models have not adequately allowed for the participation, input and support of independent smallholders and forest reliant communities. Lack of access to resources such as fertilizer, high quality plants and best practice cultivation techniques has meant that the majority of independent smallholder operations are not achieving their full yield potential. This has led to additional land conversions and, at times, illegal deforestation13 . By addressing the root causes of deforestation activities and supporting community-based interventions, we hope to provide access to high quality inputs and best practice farming techniques to increase yields of existing plots and integrate smallholders into supply chains more directly."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) and make employment decisions including hiring, payment, benefits, advancement, termination, and retirement based on ability, qualifications, and achievements without preference or exclusion based on age, color, race, ethnicity, disability, family or marital status, gender identity, gender expression"[...]"Identify areas within Kellogg's supply chain with a high prevalence of women farmers and workers and develop programs to provide resources and education that improve the livelihoods of these women, their families and their communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to:  Adhere to Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        16/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA
          "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources25. This includes primary/consumer packaging, secondary/in-store packaging, and tertiary/distribution packaging. The majority of our timber-based packaging material is derived from recycled content. When virgin materials are used, we require certification for all virgin fiber material sourced from high risk countries, aligned to the Consumer Goods Forum list* 26 . Accepted certification schemes are those issued and managed by established global third-party programs like the Forest Stewardship Council and Rainforest Alliance."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. "
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Per region per crop

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified. The verifier should discuss the risks outlined in the risk assessment with the supplier, and if/how they are present in the supply chain or not. Additionally, the verifier should call on their own knowledge of issues in the region/crop and identify potential high-risk areas, and address these during the verification. •High Value Conservation Areas should not be within the vicinity. • The risk assessment needs to be representative of the sourcing area and provide information on a provincial/community level. •Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery)•If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced. • In case the risk of deforestation is high, a statement in de supplier code of conduct and/or a self-declaration on the farmers level is required stating that there has been no forest on the utilized land for the past 10 years (see section 2.2.2)"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Compliance Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the countries that the Supplier operates. For Service Providers, the location of service delivery shall take precedence. Suppliers shall also comply with all treaties and international standards and regulations such as those related to international trade (including sanctions, export controls, and reporting obligations) data protection and data transfer rules, and antitrust competition laws. [...] Suppliers should review both owned operations and the operations of those supply chain partners that provide goods and services to Kellogg to verify compliance with this Code. This includes ensuring that the Code is available and communicated to all Employees in their primary language. Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The Kellogg Ethics Hot Line offers a confidential way for employees, suppliers, contractors and the general public to ask questions and report concerns about ethics, compliance or any other requirements in our Global Code of Ethics and Supplier Code. The Hot Line, which is operated by a third-party, confidential reporting company, is available immediately and anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, internet or mobile app in 21 countries and in local languages. The operator will listen to concerns or inquiries and provide a written summary to our Office of Ethics and Compliance for investigation and further action, as appropriate." [...] "Kellogg Company is committed to maintaining a culture of integrity and compliance – a culture that does what is legal, ethical, and responsible. We encourage you to report any misconduct concerns immediately. You may discuss your concerns with your manager, or you may use our Ethics Line which provides telephonic and web reporting with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability. When using our Ethics Line, know that all concerns are handled confidentially, and you have an option to report concerns anonymously. The Ethics Line’s telephonic and web reporting is managed by our independent third party vendor, NAVEX, not by Kellogg employees."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "Claims are valid until the ingredient’s volume associated with the supply chain is exhausted, and need to be re-evaluated on an annual basis"
          "Kellogg, the suppliers, and the farmers should work together to ensure that the criteria are met by all parties involved in the supply chain. The verifier will check the processes and documents related to each indicator to ensure accurate data is being gathered, and check whether the process has been implemented reliably." "The Criteria require certain levels of compliance from all actors involved. The four indicators that must be met by all farmers (which represent all the acres necessary for the ingredient-specific claim) involved in the project are: 1. 100% No deforestation 2. 100% implementing an integrated pest management plan 3. 100% legal right to farm the lands 4. 100% have access to regular health and safety training" "Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery) [...] If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced.[...] The external verifier is responsible for checking documentation related to the KPIs set by Kellogg at different levels, to ensure the accuracy of the data gathered from the field, as well as the quality of the processes during and after the data has been gathered."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-adherence to NDPE policies

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes
          "If during the verification visit, no red flags are raised, but the data shows that a KPI has not been met, a corrective action plan should be developed by the supplier, Kellogg and/or the farmers involved".[...] "Suppliers shall adopt and implement their own commitments and policies to monitor and remediate adverse environmental and/or societal impacts of deforestation as a result of sourcing activities throughout their supply chain. Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. [...] Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      32/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            If other certification, specify: NA

            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "We do not purchase soy products from tropical deforested regions. Instead, we purchase soy almost exclusively from the U.S., with some supply for our Latin American operations sourced from Argentina. We remain committed to this sourcing strategy to ensure our soy is not from deforested lands."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "We do not purchase soy products from tropical deforested regions. Instead, we purchase soy almost exclusively from the U.S., with some supply for our Latin American operations sourced from Argentina. We remain committed to this sourcing strategy to ensure our soy is not from deforested lands."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "We do not purchase soy products from tropical deforested regions. Instead, we purchase soy almost exclusively from the U.S., with some supply for our Latin American operations sourced from Argentina. We remain committed to this sourcing strategy to ensure our soy is not from deforested lands."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        10/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours
          "This Global Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards and business practices to which we require all of our direct and extended Suppliers to adhere...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including treaties and international standards such as the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, UN Guiding Principles, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Bill of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO’s Core Labour Standards as codified in the 8 core conventions....No Forced Labor...Suppliers shall not employ anyone under the age of 15...Suppliers shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, or collective agreements, regarding maximum working hours...Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination...Suppliers must respect the rights of their Employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively,"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic
          "We acknowledge that past and current supply chain models have not adequately allowed for the participation, input and support of independent smallholders and forest reliant communities. Lack of access to resources such as fertilizer, high quality plants and best practice cultivation techniques has meant that the majority of independent smallholder operations are not achieving their full yield potential. This has led to additional land conversions and, at times, illegal deforestation13 . By addressing the root causes of deforestation activities and supporting community-based interventions, we hope to provide access to high quality inputs and best practice farming techniques to increase yields of existing plots and integrate smallholders into supply chains more directly."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall act in accordance with ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) and make employment decisions including hiring, payment, benefits, advancement, termination, and retirement based on ability, qualifications, and achievements without preference or exclusion based on age, color, race, ethnicity, disability, family or marital status, gender identity, gender expression"[...]"Identify areas within Kellogg's supply chain with a high prevalence of women farmers and workers and develop programs to provide resources and education that improve the livelihoods of these women, their families and their communities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "In addition to these new engagement models, we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to:  Adhere to Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        17/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. "
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Techno Serve

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise; Providing technical capacity
          "Farmers in Madhya Pradesh, a province located in Central India, have been impacted by ongoing drought conditions. In January 2015, Kellogg and Techno Serve launched a project to provide these farmers with climate smart agriculture hands-on training in wheat, corn, and soy, as well as increased access to markets to sell their crops. This project was completed in 2018 and reached 12,190 farmers, 38% of who were women. This project was supported by the Kellogg Company 25 Year Employees' Fund and recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Corporate Citizens Awards as the Best Economic Empowerment Program.
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Per region per crop

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified. The verifier should discuss the risks outlined in the risk assessment with the supplier, and if/how they are present in the supply chain or not. Additionally, the verifier should call on their own knowledge of issues in the region/crop and identify potential high-risk areas, and address these during the verification. •High Value Conservation Areas should not be within the vicinity. • The risk assessment needs to be representative of the sourcing area and provide information on a provincial/community level. •Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery)•If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced. • In case the risk of deforestation is high, a statement in de supplier code of conduct and/or a self-declaration on the farmers level is required stating that there has been no forest on the utilized land for the past 10 years (see section 2.2.2)"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Compliance Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the countries that the Supplier operates. For Service Providers, the location of service delivery shall take precedence. Suppliers shall also comply with all treaties and international standards and regulations such as those related to international trade (including sanctions, export controls, and reporting obligations) data protection and data transfer rules, and antitrust competition laws. [...] Suppliers should review both owned operations and the operations of those supply chain partners that provide goods and services to Kellogg to verify compliance with this Code. This includes ensuring that the Code is available and communicated to all Employees in their primary language. Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "The Kellogg Ethics Hot Line offers a confidential way for employees, suppliers, contractors and the general public to ask questions and report concerns about ethics, compliance or any other requirements in our Global Code of Ethics and Supplier Code. The Hot Line, which is operated by a third-party, confidential reporting company, is available immediately and anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, internet or mobile app in 21 countries and in local languages. The operator will listen to concerns or inquiries and provide a written summary to our Office of Ethics and Compliance for investigation and further action, as appropriate." [...] "Kellogg Company is committed to maintaining a culture of integrity and compliance – a culture that does what is legal, ethical, and responsible.We encourage you to report any misconduct concerns immediately. You may discuss your concerns with your manager, or you may use our Ethics Line which provides telephonic and web reporting with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week availability. When using our Ethics Line, know that all concerns are handled confidentially, and you have an option to report concerns anonymously. The Ethics Line’s telephonic and web reporting is managed by our independent third party vendor, NAVEX, not by Kellogg employees."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "Claims are valid until the ingredient’s volume associated with the supply chain is exhausted, and need to be re-evaluated on an annual basis"

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Kellogg, the suppliers, and the farmers should work together to ensure that the criteria are met by all parties involved in the supply chain. The verifier will check the processes and documents related to each indicator to ensure accurate data is being gathered, and check whether the process has been implemented reliably." "The Criteria require certain levels of compliance from all actors involved. The four indicators that must be met by all farmers (which represent all the acres necessary for the ingredient-specific claim) involved in the project are: 1. 100% No deforestation 2. 100% implementing an integrated pest management plan 3. 100% legal right to farm the lands 4. 100% have access to regular health and safety training" "Deforestation, Global Forest Watch (compare GIS imagery from 10 years ago with current GIS imagery) [...] If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced.[...] The external verifier is responsible for checking documentation related to the KPIs set by Kellogg at different levels, to ensure the accuracy of the data gathered from the field, as well as the quality of the processes during and after the data has been gathered."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-adherence to NDPE policies
          "If during the verification visit, no red flags are raised, but the data shows that a KPI has not been met, a corrective action plan should be developed by the supplier, Kellogg and/or the farmers involved".[...] "Suppliers shall adopt and implement their own commitments and policies to monitor and remediate adverse environmental and/or societal impacts of deforestation as a result of sourcing activities throughout their supply chain. Suppliers shall work with their supply chains to halt any and all new development of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. Any products that have been sourced from HCV or HCS areas developed after December 31, 2015 will be considered in violation of this Code and Kellogg reserves the right to take action to address or remove non-compliant entities from its supply chain. Additional requirements regarding forest protection can be found in the Kellogg Global Sustainable Palm Policy. [...] Suppliers will cooperate with, and allow, Kellogg or an authorized third party to conduct audits (including social accountability audits) to verify compliance. If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues. If issues are not sufficiently resolved, Kellogg reserves the right to remove the Supplier from the supply chain."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    6/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    16/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    9/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Kellogg Company is a global manufacturer of cereal, snack and convenience foods. Under the Kellogg’s brand name and others, including Cheez-It and Pringles, the company markets products in over 180 countries. As a leading producer of packaged foods, Kellogg uses significant quantities of soy, palm oil, pulp and paper throughout its product range. Kellogg Co. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

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Industry sector 
Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
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Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
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Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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How we assess the Forest 500

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