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Do you give back to the community in anyway? – Juanita, Sydney, NSW

We’re really glad you asked Juanita, helping people in need has been at the core of the Kellogg Company since W.K. Kellogg made the first corn flake. We support lots of different initiatives through the W.K Kellogg Foundation, and we also have a global hunger relief programme that has provided one billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need since 2013.

In Australia, we have already donated over 17 million serves of cereal to Foodbank, schools and charities since 2013. Our Breakfast Buddies program, which supplies schools, school centres, outback and indigenous communities, sporting clubs, child and learning forums, and other community groups with Kellogg’s cereals, helps prevent children from starting the day hungry. To find out more about Breakfast Buddies, visit here.

Are the plastic bags in your Australian packaging recyclable in the normal Australian council bins? – Andrew, Perth, Western Australia

Hey Andrew, thanks for your question. The plastic bags or liners as we call them are made from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), which is not readily recycled in the yellow council bins.

But there is a solution! You can take the liners (and any other soft plastics you have) to your local supermarkets who have REDcycle bins. REDCycle then transforms these plastics into useful items such as plastic furniture and playground equipment, which helps to reduce the amount of HDPE plastics from going to landfills.

What do you do to limit your impact on the environment? – Aurora, Sydney, New South Wales

Taking care of the planet is very important to us Aurora. Last year Kellogg’s released its global sustainability goals for 2020 and work has already been done on introducing measures that will see us further reduce energy and water use across our business, achieve 100% certified sustainable packaging, send zero waste to landfill and responsibly source our ten priority ingredients – which are corn, wheat, rice, potatoes, cocoa, sugar beets, sugar cane, palm oil, fruits and vanilla.

Here on home soil, we have been working to reduce the footprint of the business. We are already diverting 95% of waste from landfill, as well as implementing water and energy-saving projects in our factory.

Why do you use uncertified sustainable palm oil? You can see what is happening in Indonesia because of illegal palm oil. How many more animals have to die before you get it right? – Rhonda, Regional NSW

Hi Rhonda, although we are a very small user of palm oil, we’ve been committed to responsibly sourcing palm oil since 2009. All of the palm oil that is used in our products is sourced from a combination of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certified Segregated supply chain, RSPO Mass Balance mixed-source supply and the purchase of Green Palm certificates.

We’re always working with our global suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil from certified sources that are economically, socially and environmentally responsible. Our suppliers have to adhere to a strict set of criteria that ensures forest and peat lands, and human rights are all protected.

As part of our overall climate commitments, Kellogg is committed to achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in high-risk supply chains including soy, palm oil, timber, fiber and soy.

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How do you find where the children are who can’t have any breakfast (or lunch for that matter)? It might not always be the kids you think – Jane, Sydney, NSW

Hi There – thanks for asking a great question! There are a few ways we make sure our donations go to those children that need it most:

1. Our Breakfast Buddies programs invites schools, clubs and community groups representing kids in need to apply directly to Kellogg’s for donations to their breakfast clubs – we then assess these applications and supply donations based on the needs of that particular group

We work closely with Foodbank Australia, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation. Foodbank allows us to donate directly to those most in need by collecting our donations and delivering them to warehouses around Australia, where charities and schools can collect what the need and distribute it to children and families in need as prepared meals, food hampers and emergency parcels. You can learn more about which charities benefit from these donations on their website: http://www.foodbank.org.au/hunger-in-australia/real-stories/.

How do you find out where the children are who can’t have breakfast? – Jane, Sydney NSW

Hi Liss. Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Kids who skip breakfast find it hard to make up for those lost nutrients and may find they lack the energy to perform certain tasks effectively in the class room.

In fact, children who have breakfast get better cognitive and behavioural scores than kids that don’t. What’s more, we know that it’s the kids that eat breakfast cereal who have better nutrient intakes across the day, are more likely to meet their nutrient requirements and are less likely to be overweight.

All in all, there are plenty of reasons for kids to grab a quick bowl of cereal for brekkie.

Do you give back to the community in anyway? – Juanita, Sydney, NSW

We’re really glad you asked Juanita, helping people in need has been at the core of the Kellogg Company since W.K. Kellogg made the first corn flake. We support lots of different initiatives through the W.K Kellogg Foundation, and we also have a global hunger relief programme that has provided one billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need since 2013.

In Australia, we have already donated over 17 million serves of cereal to Foodbank, schools and charities since 2013. Our Breakfast Buddies program, which supplies schools, school centres, outback and indigenous communities, sporting clubs, child and learning forums, and other community groups with Kellogg’s cereals, helps prevent children from starting the day hungry. To find out more about Breakfast Buddies, visit here.

Are the plastic bags in your Australian packaging recyclable in the normal Australian council bins? – Andrew, Perth, Western Australia

Hey Andrew, thanks for your question. The plastic bags or liners as we call them are made from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), which is not readily recycled in the yellow council bins.

But there is a solution! You can take the liners (and any other soft plastics you have) to your local supermarkets who have REDcycle bins. REDCycle then transforms these plastics into useful items such as plastic furniture and playground equipment, which helps to reduce the amount of HDPE plastics from going to landfills.


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