Employee Safety

Keeping our employees safe

The mission of Employee Health and Safety (EHS) at Kellogg is to nurture a culture that believes zero injuries are possible, while minimizing our impact on the planet and communities where we live, work and source.

We have a comprehensive occupational health and safety management system that ensures compliance with 66 global standards that we deem essential in the workplace. These standards are applicable to all workers, workplaces and activities. We also have a global employee health and safety statement signed by our CEO.

Creating a strong safety culture for every individual at Kellogg is one of our K Values. All Plant Leadership Team members actively coach teams in EHS principles. Everyone is engaged and accountable to eliminate losses; employees establish and execute standard work to restore and maintain conditions; and we do our best to mitigate unsafe behavior, conditions or actions that harm people.

We learn, listen and remain curious to further strengthen our EHS Center of Excellence. We also strive to achieve 100% employee engagement in our safety initiatives by building our team members’ capabilities. We leverage a skills matrix to capture the necessary skills and level of competency required for roles and meet or exceed all regulatory training requirements.

In 2021, we strengthened our focus on leading indicators by including Potential Severe Injury Fatality (PSIF) incidents, while continuing our program annual health checks to ensure compliance of EHS standards and launched EHS Insight Dashboards to provide better trends analysis of EHS data.

We continue to make progress addressing safety across our organization, which we record against internal standards. In 2021, we had no fatalities and our Global Kellogg Total Reportable Incident Rate (TRIR) was 0.42. Our Global Kellogg Reportable Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) was 0.22. Both rates demonstrate our continued commitment to keeping our people safe.


Kellogg TRIR (Employees & Supervised Contractors)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1.06 0.99 0.7 0.56 0.38 0.42


Kellogg LTIR (Employees & Supervised Contractors)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
0.60 0.41 0.36 0.28 0.21 0.22


We’re proud of where we are on our safety journey, but we’re relentless about driving toward the goal of zero injuries.