Kellogg Participating in New York City's Climate Week and Preparing for COP21 in Paris
Company Committed to Supporting Half a Million Farmers, Continuing Hunger Relief and Equality Efforts
Sep 24, 2015
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As part of its longstanding commitment to social and environmental sustainability, Kellogg Company is participating in several Climate Week NYC events, including a signature event hosted by We Mean Business on Monday, Sept. 28.
The event, moderated by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will conclude the seventh annual Climate Week conference (Sept. 21 - 28) attended by key government, business and society leaders from around the world to discuss climate change as an urgent global concern.
A Climate Week Focus on Farmers
As a global food company with responsibility in the food supply chain, Kellogg has taken a leadership position promoting sustainable agriculture. Because climate change can have a potentially adverse impact on the people who grow the world's foods, Kellogg is focused on supporting farmers, in particular smallholder and women farmers who are most at-risk.
During the We Mean Business event, Kellogg will announce its enhanced commitment to support the livelihoods of more than 500,000 farmers worldwide over the next 15 years through climate smart agriculture practices, training and partnership with suppliers, NGOs and other stakeholders. This pledge builds on the company's announcement made during the 2014 UN Climate Summit to support 15,000 smallholder farmers. Kellogg has achieved more than half of its initial goal to date.
"We understand that in order to meet the food needs of a growing world population, the industry must be proactive in addressing climate change challenges, which starts with our farmers and extends through our entire supply chain," explained John Bryant, chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company. "We also know consumers care about where their food comes from and how it is grown. These are some of the many reasons we are passionate champions of sustainability."
Continuing Hunger Relief, Equality Efforts
Kellogg has long believed in the important role the private sector should play in addressing climate change and its consequences for global food security. In August of last year, the company announced its 2020 Global Sustainability Commitments, which in many cases align closely with the recently announced UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition to its commitment to enhance the livelihoods of 500,000 farmers around the world, Kellogg has pledged to continue its global work at local levels toward solutions that support the latest SDGs. The company has committed to the following:
- Through its signature global cause, Breakfasts for Better Days, Kellogg helps relieve hunger by leveraging the scale of its global operations, employees and resources to provide more than one billion food servings to people in need, with a focus on breakfast.
- Empower and educate women and girls in the countries in which Kellogg grows its ingredients and makes its foods, and ensure that government policies enable opportunities for them to learn about climate smart agriculture.
"We are committed to contributing to solutions for hunger relief, food security, equality and addressing the impacts of climate change," said Diane Holdorf, Kellogg Company Chief Sustainability Officer. "Kellogg is proud to be participating in Climate Week and we look forward to being an active voice in this vitally important dialogue, which continues later this year at COP21 in Paris."
To learn more about Kellogg's sustainability initiatives, visit www.KelloggCorporateResponsibility.com.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2014 sales of $14.6 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Our brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM initiative, we're providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – more than half of which are breakfasts – to children and families in need around the world by the end of 2016. To learn more, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.
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