Around the globe, freshwater resources are under pressure from climate change, population growth, industrial and agricultural uses, and aging or inefficient infrastructure. High-water stress regions occur where there’s competition and potential conflict among water users, including human and ecological uses, taking into account total water supply and consumptive demand. Increasingly, businesses and communities are recognizing the critical importance of preserving and protecting water supplies. At Kellanova, we respect the human right to water as defined by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and General Assembly.
As a global food company, we can play a role in helping to reduce water use in our value chain and creating a positive impact for people and planet.
As part of our Kellanova Better Days™ Promise goal to create better days for 4 billion people by the end of 2030, we aim to reduce water use in global Kellanova-owned manufacturing facilities in high water-stress regions by 30% by the end of 2030 (from a 2015 baseline). Our high-risk facilities are located in Australia, Belgium, Egypt, India, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S. (Michigan, California and Ohio).
We aim to reduce our water use in the communities where we source ingredients and make our foods. Our global water risk assessment allows us to evaluate physical water stress, regulation, usage and business risk. It evaluates sites from two perspectives: an internal rating based on data from each site, and an external rating of core indicators from the World Resources Institute Aqueduct water risk mapping tool. According to the most recent findings, approximately 40% of our global Kellanova-owned manufacturing facilities are in high-water-stress regions. We’re taking unique actions in these sites to reduce our use of water and address these risks.
Site-specific water use targets for the high-risk facilities are developed in alignment with water reduction action plans. The water consumption of the sites are monitored through our compliance and data management system. For more information, please visit our Kellanova Better Days™ Promise Commitments and Methodology.
Kellanova is a new company with a foundation that’s more than a century long. We are committed to carrying forth the legacy of Kellogg Company, who led with purpose to create a positive impact for people and planet. Like our name signals, we’re building on that legacy of doing good, built over the previous 117 years, while looking ambitiously toward the future.
Progress reported below is for Kellogg Company through the end of 2022. Kellanova will report on progress toward our commitments in our initial Social and Environmental Report that we will issue in 2025.