Deforestation

Since the industrial revolution began, only 15% of intact forests remain1. As a global, plant-based food company, we  have a responsibility to engage our supply chain, suppliers and industry to drive faster, more effective action to combat deforestation. 

We have focused our deforestation-related efforts on palm oil, soy, paper and pulp. These commodities have been identified through materiality assessments and stakeholder consultations as having significant social and environmental risk.

Though deforestation is a global issue, the solutions and actions to curb it must be regionally relevant. It is through this lens that we can accelerate our efforts to protect remaining forests, restore degraded areas and direct funding and investment to efforts that will provide the greatest impact. Using the framework of protect, restore and fund, we are delivering nature-based solutions that consider environmental and social elements at the global and local level. We are partnering with suppliers, farmers, peers, customers, civil society, communities and governments to protect vulnerable, biodiverse areas and ecosystems.

We know that these are steps in the right direction and achieving a forest positive future will take time, money, effort and the participation of many. Our deforestation action plan will also support our broader goals, outlined in our Kellogg’s Better Days Promise, including supporting 1 million farmers and agronomists globally, including women and smallholders, conserving natural resources, and building resilient and responsible supply chains for our priority ingredients.

More information is available in the Deforestation Policy.
 

[1] https://www.wri.org/our-work/topics/forests