Kellogg Company Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability, Climate Smart Agriculture Training and Best Practices During COP21 - a Global Conference on Climate Change

Dec 03, 2015, 13:30 ET from Kellogg Company

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg is more than a business. We care about nourishing people with our foods, feeding those in need, nurturing our planet, and living our founder's values.

People care about their food, where it comes from, the people who grow and make it, and that there's enough for everyone. Kellogg is living its values and communicating with transparency to earn a seat at millions of tables every day.

Science shows that climate change will reduce food productivity and food security at the same time our world's population is growing, putting pressure on the need to feed more people with fewer natural resources. Kellogg is working on multiple fronts to address the risks climate change poses -- to us and the world's food supply.

This is why Kellogg leaders, including John Bryant, Chairman and CEO, Chris Hood, President, Kellogg Europe; Kris Charles, Vice President, Global Communications & Philanthropy; and Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer are proud to participate in the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP21), the leading global climate conference being held through December 11 in Paris.

Climate change is important to Kellogg as we work in the face of climate risk to help farmers thrive, protect the land where its foods are grown and made, and address hunger today and for generations to come.

Kellogg focuses its sustainability efforts on its own operations, but also in our value chain working with suppliers, farmers and other important partners on using agricultural training, technologies and best practices which are climate smart to make a difference for people and the places they live.

During COP21, Kellogg leaders will be an important part of the dialogue, offering solutions and suggestions based on our years of successful sustainability efforts:  

  • Improving the livelihoods of farming families and communities where ingredients are grown
  • Giving its ingredients the best possible start by protecting the land and conserving natural resources
  • Serving as a leading corporate advocate in hunger relief through the Breakfasts for Better Days™ global philanthropic initiative

Consumers care passionately about these issues and are increasingly demanding action. Our global partnerships across industry and in the public-private sector to address the risks of climate change are critical to food security, business continuity and security of supply. 

Through events like COP21, Kellogg leaders can engage other global companies in the conversation around climate change and reinforce its commitment to help reduce and address the impacts of climate change.

In addition to Kellogg leaders, thousands of participants plan to attend, including official delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs such as Oxfam and the World Wildlife Federation, and representatives from other forward-thinking companies.

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 Days™ 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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