Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., expanded its global sustainability commitments to include a goal of working toward 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025. This aspiration builds on Kellogg's current sustainable packaging commitment, as part of its Sustainability 2020 goals, to continue to ensure 100% of all timber-based packaging is either recycled or certified as sustainably sourced.
"Nurturing our planet is a foundational value of Kellogg," says Steve Cahillane, chairman and CEO. "It's imperative we are part of a solution that ensures a healthy and sustainable planet for all people around the world."
Kellogg has already made steps toward "greening" its own facilities. In April, it announced the transition to compostable and paper foodservice products in all of its plants and offices globally by the end of 2018, fully eliminating all remaining single-use foam and plastic serviceware, plastic straws and plastic water bottles.
Kellogg has also been actively working with suppliers to identify packaging designs that minimize waste while ensuring the quality and safety of its foods.
"We cannot accomplish this ambitious goal alone, and we will collaborate with new and existing external partners, our customers and other innovators to identify packaging solutions that protect and enhance our foods while delivering on the quality and great taste that consumers expect from us," says Lou Massari, senior director, global packaging.