U.S. Headquarters: Battle Creek, Mich.
Global Employees: 30,000
U.S. Employees: 20,532
Why It’s on the List
Kellogg Company earns a spot on the list for the third year in a row, making significant diversity-and-inclusion progress under the leadership of President and CEO John Bryant, who chairs the executive diversity council, and Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion Mark King.
Since taking charge at Kellogg three years ago, Bryant has been a visible supporter of diversity and inclusion, one who gets a perfect score on our CEO checklist: He signs off on executive compensation tied to diversity goals, meets quarterly with employee resource groups, has a senior-advisory position at a multicultural nonprofit, and has a strong quote about diversity and inclusion on the corporate website.
The company has made considerable progress with the use of its employee resource groups for talent development, the expansion of its cross-cultural mentoring program, and a series of initiatives focusing on talent opportunities for people from underrepresented groups. Kellogg now has seven resource groups with 37 chapters and 11 diversity councils, including Women in CLS (Customer & Logistic Services) and Women in Supply Chain.
Other DiversityInc Lists
- No. 6 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups
- No. 3 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils
President and 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.”