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One Step Closer to a More Sustainable Planet

Our world is facing a significant crisis: more than 900 million people face a future of food insecurity brought on by a growing population, climate vulnerability and severe malnutrition. Earlier this year, we launched our new global responsibility initiative Better Days™, which is committed to helping end hunger and create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.

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Kellogg’s Sustainability Actions

FIGHTING FOOD WASTE

You wouldn’t believe it, but according to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) up to 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted each year. To break it down for you, that means for every person on earth we waste around 176 kilos of food each, every single year – which in our opinion in way too much! Not only does this cost our global economy a pretty penny (almost $940 billion) it also has a massive environmental impact. How you ask? Around eight per cent of greenhouse gases heating the planet are caused by food waste1, and that’s before we even consider the natural resources, like water, that are used in growing the ingredients companies like us use in their products Bringing this a bit closer to home, in our great southern land, around four million tonnes of food winds up in landfill every single year2. These are just a handful of reasons why it’s so important we take extra care in the way we grow, manufacture, buy and eat our food, helping reduce food waste and keeping a lid on the negative impact this can have on our economy and environment. As one of the world’s largest food companies, we know we’ve got to do our bit by reducing the amount of food being lost or wasted. That’s why we’ve set ourselves the target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020 – and we’re well on our way! To help us get across the line, we closely watch our food waste, which tends to fall into two categories: food that can’t be sold or ingredients that can’t be used in production; and food that has been produced, but for a variety of reasons is unable to be sold before its best before date. While the first of these is sent to animal feed, the second means we get the chance to make a real difference in the lives of the many Aussies unable to access sufficient food, filling the bellies of those who need it most. For example, in 2017 we donated almost six million serves of cereal to people in need. We also gave food through our Breakfast for Better Days program, which is designed to ensure little ones don’t go to school on an empty stomach – brains need good food to help do good things! And finally, over the years we’ve been able to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters, of which Aussie communities have certainly had their fair share. Managing food waste not only allows us to help people all over Australia, it also helps improve our production processes along the way. So, as we work hard to meet these important environmental goals, we become a little smarter, cleaner and kinder too.

WHERE OUR GRAINS ARE GROWN

For Kellogg’s cereals made here in Australia, we source the majority of our grains – including wheat, rye, barley, rice and corn from farmers right across Australia. We try and source from right here in our own backyard wherever possible, and we’re extremely proud of the fact that two thirds of our cereals are made with more than 70% Aussie ingredients – with some of our classic favourites like Corn Flakes and All-Bran coming in at 99% Aussie! Some of the Aussie farmers that provide us with these ingredients have been working with us for over three generations.

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

Our world is facing a significant crisis: more than 900 million people face a future of food insecurity brought on by a growing population, climate vulnerability and severe malnutrition. Earlier this year, we launched our new global responsibility initiative Better Days™, which is committed to helping end hunger and create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. We’re really excited to share another historic milestone in our journey to do the right thing by our planet, conserving natural resources all along the value chain - from responsibly sourcing ingredients and reducing food waste, to providing recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging. Power Agreement (PPA): We have taken an exciting step forward in our company sustainability commitments to help reduce our impact on the environment, through a long-term partnership with the Beryl Solar Farm, a large-scale renewable energy project based in New South Wales. This partnership will generate the equivalent of 100% of the energy forecast required to power our Botany factory and Pagewood head office. Based on 2018 production data, this would be enough to offset the amount of energy to produce over a whopping 600 million boxes of Australian-made cereal over the partnership agreement. Over this period, approximately 139,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be displaced – this is almost the same as planting over 2.3 million trees or taking about 30,000 cars off the road! And we’re not stopping at sustainable energy. Here are some of the other ways we’re making changes to reduce our environmental impact… Recyclable Packaging: In 2018, we committed to making sure that 100% of our packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and we’re well on our way to achieving this. Today, around 98% of our packaging is recyclable – either via kerbside for our cereal and snack cartons or through REDcycle for cereal bags and snack wrappers. Reducing Water Use: Right now, we’re facing intense pressure globally as water scarcity, urbanisation and population growth continue to increase. Since improving and increasing the digitisation at our factory and installing 40 water meters, we’re proud to say that we’ve reduced our water usage by over 45% in the last two years. We’re continuing to find ways to minimise our water use - not only here at Kellogg’s but also in the communities we work with to source ingredients. Waste Reduction: We take a holistic view of waste across our value chain and are currently focusing on three key areas: - Total waste reduction across our operations - Food loss and organic waste in our operations and supply chain - Packaging used for our foods By driving waste reduction in these areas of our Botany factory, we’ve been making great progress in the reduction of waste, with now only 4.85% of waste being sent to landfill. We also removed all single-use plastics from our offices and factory, which has resulted in a staggering 600,000 items annually no longer going to landfill! We’re really proud of the work we’re doing. As we move forward with our Better Days™ commitments, we look forward to finding new and innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment and help protect our planet.

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This information was sourced from https://www.kelloggs.com.au/en_AU/open-for-breakfast/sustainability.html and is accurate as of 11/11/2020. Is this your business? Suggest an edit