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  • Overall approach
    5/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-net-deforestation
      2/6
      "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"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact
      Kelloggs is a member of the UN Global Compact and the Consumer Goods Forum. It is a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests, a member of the Cerrado Manifesto, collaborates with Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation has been identified as the second leading cause of climate change, behind fossil fuel consumption, accounting for roughly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions . Deforestation also contributes to the loss of biodiversity, desertification, soil erosion, flooding and livelihood disruption for forest dependent communities [...] Forests are an essential part of our global environment. They provide invaluable services to the planet and support the livelihoods of more than a billion people10 . Yet, since the industrial revolution, almost half of global forests have been lost or degraded because of human activity and only 15% of intact"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified
      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
      Yes for all commodities
      0/0
      "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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    42/84
    • Beef
      14/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kellogg Co. require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Suppliers must demonstrate that women and men with similar ability, qualifications, and achievements are afforded similar work opportunities, wages, benefits, contract terms, and facilities." "Kellogg Company will [...] 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
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues [...] 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."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Suppliers shall adhere to the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples. Suppliers must identify and engage with small-scale producers to ensure they have access to fair market value for their crops, goods or services. Suppliers shall not engage in any form of land-grabbing. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          "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 [...] 100% legal right to farm the lands". "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      64/84
      • Commitment Strength
        24/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Kellogg's commits to "No development of High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas" and "No new development on peat areas regardless of depth". "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Kellogg's commits to "No development of High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas" and "No new development on peat areas regardless of depth". "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Kellogg's commits to "No development of High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas" and "No new development on peat areas regardless of depth". "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Kellogg's commits to "No development of High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas" and "No new development on peat areas regardless of depth". "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply. Through our updated global palm oil policy and goal, we are committed to working with the industry to improve accessibility and adoption of certification in the future, toward 100 percent physically certified palm oil (RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated) by the end of 2025, which will increase demand and continue incentivizing suppliers to produce sustainable, certified palm oil."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Adhere to the Kellogg Co. Policy on Deforestation; Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Adhere to the Kellogg Co. Policy on Deforestation; Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Adhere to the Kellogg Co. Policy on Deforestation; Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "we will continue to execute the foundational parts of our current supply chain management and risk mitigation programs, including requiring suppliers to: Adhere to the Kellogg Co. Policy on Deforestation; Report current traceability to mill and plantation while working toward 100%"
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kellogg Co. require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training; Economic
          "various initiatives have been rolled out to bring smallholders into the fold of sustainable production, [...] Kellogg is developing an Impact Incubator to work specifically with smallholders and forest communities in partnership with trusted NGOs and local stakeholders. This work will focus on combatting deforestation, supporting forest restoration, and providing direct support to smallholder farmers and forest communities. Through the Impact Incubator, we are ensuring that bespoke programs support small scale, regionally located farmers and communities. Wherever possible, we will seek to scale solutions and activities."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Suppliers must demonstrate that women and men with similar ability, qualifications, and achievements are afforded similar work opportunities, wages, benefits, contract terms, and facilities." "Kellogg Company will [...] 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
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues [...] 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."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Suppliers shall adhere to the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples. Suppliers must identify and engage with small-scale producers to ensure they have access to fair market value for their crops, goods or services. Suppliers shall not engage in any form of land-grabbing. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Kellogg's reported their total consumption of palm oil in 2019 as 74665 tonnes, all of which was certified, in the 2019 RSPO ACOP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Kelloggs reports on traceability to mill and plantation by region "Suppliers provide traceability and policy data once a year through a Proforest survey and are issued scorecard detailing good practices and opportunities for improvement."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "Today, all of the palm oil we use is 100 percent sustainably sourced through a combination of RSPO credits, mass balance and segregated supply."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            Kellogg's reported their total consumption of palm oil in 2019 as 74665 tonnes, all of which was certified, in the 2019 RSPO ACOP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Proforest Survey
            Kelloggs reports on traceability to mill and plantation by region "Suppliers provide traceability and policy data once a year through a Proforest survey and are issued scorecard detailing good practices and opportunities for improvement."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 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."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: RSPO Human Rights Working Group, Goods Forum Palm Oil Taskforce, North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: frequently, as needed - "per region and per crop"
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified [...] Deforestation Risks • 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"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "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 [...] 100% legal right to farm the lands". "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 74665 tonnes
          Kellogg's reported their total consumption of palm oil in 2019 as 74665 tonnes, all of which was certified, in the 2019 RSPO ACOP.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%
          Kellogg provides names and links to policies/further information of their top 5 suppliers.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          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"

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "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." "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"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No exact list but are mentioned within the grievance tracker
          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
      51/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "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
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Suppliers must demonstrate that women and men with similar ability, qualifications, and achievements are afforded similar work opportunities, wages, benefits, contract terms, and facilities." "Kellogg Company will [...] 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
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues [...] 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."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Suppliers shall adhere to the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples. Suppliers must identify and engage with small-scale producers to ensure they have access to fair market value for their crops, goods or services. Suppliers shall not engage in any form of land-grabbing. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification
            Kellogg use FSC as certification "We have achieved our goal to source 100% of timber-based packaging material from recycled content or certified sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2015
          "If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: frequently, as needed - "per region and per crop"
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified [...] Deforestation Risks • 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"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "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 [...] 100% legal right to farm the lands". "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 19,200 tons

          What is the compliant volume?: 416,000 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 204,800 tons
          "In 2018, we sourced nearly 640,000 tons of timber-based packaging, 65% of which was recycled and 32% certified."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "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." "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"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          "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".
    • Soy
      37/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "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" [...] In 2018, approximately 97% of soy ingredient volumes for our North and South American markets were sourced from low-risk countries. For volumes sourced near high conservation value areas and vulnerable ecosystems, we will continue to push our suppliers to provide more and better traceability data to verify that their operations are neither directly or indirectly associated with illegal deforestation activities"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "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" [...] In 2018, approximately 97% of soy ingredient volumes for our North and South American markets were sourced from low-risk countries. For volumes sourced near high conservation value areas and vulnerable ecosystems, we will continue to push our suppliers to provide more and better traceability data to verify that their operations are neither directly or indirectly associated with illegal deforestation activities"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "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" [...] In 2018, approximately 97% of soy ingredient volumes for our North and South American markets were sourced from low-risk countries. For volumes sourced near high conservation value areas and vulnerable ecosystems, we will continue to push our suppliers to provide more and better traceability data to verify that their operations are neither directly or indirectly associated with illegal deforestation activities"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 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" [...] In 2018, approximately 97% of soy ingredient volumes for our North and South American markets were sourced from low-risk countries. For volumes sourced near high conservation value areas and vulnerable ecosystems, we will continue to push our suppliers to provide more and better traceability data to verify that their operations are neither directly or indirectly associated with illegal deforestation activities"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kellogg Co. require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "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
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Suppliers must demonstrate that women and men with similar ability, qualifications, and achievements are afforded similar work opportunities, wages, benefits, contract terms, and facilities." "Kellogg Company will [...] 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
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "If Kellogg identifies violations with this Code, Kellogg will work with the supplier to remediate issues [...] 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."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Suppliers shall adhere to the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples. Suppliers must identify and engage with small-scale producers to ensure they have access to fair market value for their crops, goods or services. Suppliers shall not engage in any form of land-grabbing. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "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" [...] In 2018, approximately 97% of soy ingredient volumes for our North and South American markets were sourced from low-risk countries. For volumes sourced near high conservation value areas and vulnerable ecosystems, we will continue to push our suppliers to provide more and better traceability data to verify that their operations are neither directly or indirectly associated with illegal deforestation activities"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2015
          "If deforestation was found in the supply chain, post December 31, 2015, the supply chain cannot be verified as responsibly sourced."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: frequently, as needed - "per region and per crop"
          "Kellogg should complete a risk assessment per region and per crop. Red flags should be raised in this risk assessment when identified [...] Deforestation Risks • 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"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "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 [...] 100% legal right to farm the lands". "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "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." "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"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    15/18
    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.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Kellogss, CheezIt, Pringles, Special K, WK Kellogg, Morning Star Farms, Carr's, Gardenburger, Rice Krispies, Pop Tarts, Eggo, All-bran, Nutri-Grain, Crunchy Nut, Krave, Coco Pops, Froot Loops, CornFlakes, Town House

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