WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
In its fourth year on the list, Kellogg Company moves up five spots with strong D&I leadership from President and CEO John Bryant, who chairs the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council (EDIC).
The company has strong employee resource groups, including a Multinational Employee Resource Group and the newest group, KVets & Supporters. The groups are very active in both talent development and community initiatives. For example, the Latino Employee Resource Group, ¡Hola!, partnered with the Kellogg North America Finance Leadership Team and the Multicultural Marketing function to sponsor a Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta at Kellogg Arena. More than 450 employees attended.
The ERG leaders regularly present to the EDIC and participate in roundtable with Bryant and other senior executives. The ERG leaders receive tutorials in advance on presentation skills, strategic planning and influencing.
The company recently expanded the scope of its D&I efforts to include manufacturing plants. This includes having dedicated D&I councils at the plants, as well as chapters of the employee resource groups.
Kellogg also has been improving its cross-cultural mentoring program, with senior leaders serving as mentors.
President & CEO
“To grow our business and fuel our future, we must invest in and build our categories and brands globally, and to do that we need creativity from our talented, diverse workforce. Innovative foods that enrich and delight the world come from a culture that fosters inclusion, respects ideas and values diversity of thought.”
Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion
“Everyone wants to contribute in meaningful ways and have equitable opportunities to succeed. We also want to do this while being our true selves. A culture that understands our differences and embraces them is how we bring our best to the workplace and marketplace, and ultimately how we achieve growth.”
U.S. Headquarters: Battle Creek, Mich.
Global Employees: 33,233
U.S. Employees: 20,479
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 31
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
- No. 4 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils
- No. 8 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups