The Kellogg Company

The Kellogg Company is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

The Kellogg Company is an American multinational food manufacturing company. Kellogg produces cereals and convenience foods like crackers and toaster pastries. Some notable brands under its wing are Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Pringles, and Frosted Flakes.

Ticker: K

Humankind Value: $39.5 B

Revenue: $14.4 B

Market Cap: $23.3 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

The relatively stable and low prices, and thus profits, that result from our modern food systems are not reflective of the life-sustaining value of food. Kellogg Co. is a net-positive Humankind Value company. Notable sources of positive value are Crop Production ($44.5 B), Economic Value ($6.1 B), and Medical Services ($899.9 M). The value associated with Crop Production includes the impact of an estimated 924,031.8 equivalent years of life not lost to death or reduction in quality of life. Kellogg produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. However, there is room for improvement with respect to Food Loss (-$5.1 B) and Food Waste (-$2.8 B). Economic Value and Food Loss are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production, Medical Services, and Food Waste are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships. The direct Humankind Value for this firm, in a vacuum, is negative. But with our supply-chain methodology, a more complete and positive picture of total impact can be seen.

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