Kellogg is shooting for a 50/50 gender parity at management level across the board by 2025. The Battle Creek, Michigan-headquartered company is also pushing to have 25% underrepresented talent at management level in the US by the same date.
The goal falls under the company’s Better Days Promise ESG strategy to advance sustainable and equitable access to food for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. This it hopes to achieve by addressing the intersection of wellbeing, hunger, sustainability and ED&I.
“One of the ways we are achieving our Kellogg’s Better Days Promise is by ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our own workforce,” said Kellogg chief diversity officer Samantha Thomas-Berry.
“We are happy about our progress in 2022 and, while we know there’s still work to be done, we’re confident that we will achieve our goal of more balanced representation in our leadership.”
A place at the table for everyone
Overall, the Pringles, RXBar and Rice Krispies maker has seen an increase in representation of female and racially underrepresented talent in all employee categories.
As of the end of 2022:
Globally: 45.7% of all manager roles and above are filled by women, an increase of 1.3% from the previous year.
Kellogg Europe: Three years ahead of schedule in achieving its goal of 50% male and female representation in all manager roles and above.
In the US: 22.7% of all manager roles and above are filled by underrepresented talent, an increase of 0.5%.
Kellogg has been hailed for its achievements, again making DiversityInc’s prestigious Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for the 10th consecutive year.
It also ranked in the top 10 for ESG, Latino executives and supplier diversity.