Nurturing Our Planet
A key element of fighting hunger and feeding potential is our support for those who grow our ingredients. That’s why we’re helping improve the livelihoods of farming families and communities around the world. In 2016, we announced that we’d achieved our goal – four years early – of providing information on climate smart agriculture to increase yields and improve climate resiliency to more than 15,000 smallholder farmers in our direct supply chain. And in 2017, we announced similar support for 10,000 women farmers. We’re excited about these outcomes and our ongoing work to reach 500,000 farmers around the world by the end of 2025, including women who play important roles in global agriculture.
This commitment is part of our overall sustainability strategy that includes conserving natural resources and sourcing responsibly. It also aligns with our support of U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2 to help end hunger by addressing food security and sustainable agriculture, Goal #5 to ensure gender equality, Goal #12.3 to reduce food waste and loss, and Goal #13 to take climate action. Our progress is highlighted below. Additional details are also available in our 2016 Year-End Sustainability Milestones.
- Learn how we are inspired by our food beliefs, support health and well-being, increase transparency, ensure food quality and safety and market responsibly.
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- We are fighting hunger through school breakfast clubs and employee volunteerism, while supporting charitable organizations.
Download: Feeding People in Need
- We do all we can to protect the long-term availability of the ingredients we use in our foods, and the livelihoods of the people who grow them.
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- We live our founder's values by operating ethically, protecting human rights and embracing diversity and inclusion.
Download: Living Our Founder's Values