Melissa Howell: At Kellogg, we know diversity & inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for our business. Having an inclusive culture where people can be their best, authentic selves every day, fosters better collaboration, innovation, teamwork, and engagement – all critical elements to helping us achieve our Deploy for Growth Strategy. People are at the core of this strategy. We know our greatest strength lies in the many diverse, inclusive and passionate colleagues we have around our Kellogg world.
We take a holistic approach to measuring the impact and progress of our diversity & inclusion efforts. From a workforce perspective, we monitor and measure key data such as representation, hires, promotions and retention across key demographics as well as the diversity of our people across all areas of the business in succession planning. We also measure things such as supplier diversity spend, consumer feedback and corporate reputation. But, one of the things I find most effective is employee feedback. We seek (and listen to) qualitative feedback from our employees through our global opinion survey, focus groups and roundtables with our Business/Employee Resource Groups (B/ERGs). This, in addition to the numbers, paints the picture as to whether or not you have a truly inclusive environment where diversity thrives.