The passion of Kellogg Company employees shines through in every aspect of our business. We encourage and reward this passion by continuously investing in our people.
Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, recognized that dedicated employees were our Company’s greatest competitive advantage, and he was known to say, “I’ll invest my money in people.” He offered work incentives that allowed employees to share in the Company’s success and professional development opportunities that helped them build lasting careers. As a result, Mr. Kellogg created a culture that is rooted in genuine commitment to our company goals, mutual respect and a true passion for our products. Today we express this legacy of Mr. Kellogg as ”People. Passion. Pride.”
Passion, dedication and respect remain the basis of Kellogg’s commitment to our people and our culture. Our people programs focus on cultivating high-performance teams, rewarding significant contributions, building skills and developing leadership excellence. Our K Values and emphasis on diversity and inclusion guide the manner in which we achieve business results and work together as a global team. Our employee affinity groups promote cultural and generational awareness and provide development opportunities and professional mentoring.
Kellogg employees around the world continually demonstrate that they are our Company’s greatest competitive advantage. A sense of accountability drives them to view “doing the right thing” as their personal responsibility. A strong allegiance to colleagues promotes teamwork and drives progress. A passion for our products fuels innovation and continuous improvement. Their pride in our Company fosters enthusiasm for our goals, as well as commitment to our strategy and business model.
As a result, Kellogg employees take a long-term view of our business, focusing on activities and decisions that promote sustainable growth into the future while delivering sound short-term performance. Kellogg supports this by setting realistic long-term growth targets of low single-digit internal net sales growth, mid single-digit internal operating profit growth and high single-digit earnings-per-share growth on a currency-neutral basis. These targets encourage our people to make forward-thinking business decisions that are in the best interests of our shareowners.
Our employees’ passion and commitment enable our Company to maintain exceptional standards, and to drive growth in a range of market environments. Moreover, they give Kellogg a firm foundation for continuing to deliver sustainable and dependable results in the future.