Marking World Environment Day (5 June), Kellogg is highlighting the progress made in 2022 against its Kellogg’s Better Days promise commitment to protect the planet.
The commitment looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water use, electricity and food waste, as well as making packaging recyclable. In 2022, Kellogg reported that 40.3% electricity came from renewable sources, 17% reduction in water use since 2015, 23% reduction in food waste and as of 2021, 76% of packaging is recyclable at scale.
Since 2015, the company has been working towards its ambitious goal of advancing sustainable and equitable access to food and creating ‘Better Days’ for three billion people by the end of 2030.
As part of its Kellogg’s Better Days Promise strategy, the company has adopted a comprehensive range of commitments and practices aimed at decreasing its impact on the planet, addressing areas such as climate change, responsible sourcing, and food waste. These include reducing scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by the end of 2030, progressing towards 100% renewable electricity in global Kellogg manufacturing facilities by the end of 2050 and reducing water use in global manufacturing facilities by 30% in high water stress regions by the end of 2030, to name a few.
“The relationship between the health of our planet and that of people is inextricable. Our changing climate is reducing crop yields, which leads to greater food insecurity that disproportionately affects diverse and underserved communities,” said Janelle Meyers, Kellogg Company’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “While we have more work to do, we’ve made significant progress towards reducing our impact on the environment and creating a climate-positive value chain.”
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