By Kelly Ross

Ethical Consumer Week is just around the corner (April 10-14, #ECW). During that time, Labor 411 is asking people to shop ethically by patronizing companies that treat their employees well. With a long history of putting people over profits, Kellogg Company serves as a prime example.

Kellogg’s, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of breakfast products, has been in business for over a century. The company was built by founder W.K. Kellogg on the belief that “success is measured in people, not profits” and over 100 years later, they continue to put people first from employees to consumers.

Kellogg’s has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 10 years in a row by Ethisphere, a research institute dedicated to the promotion of best practices through corporate governance and ethics.  With its K-Values and a Global Code of Ethics that promote a safe and healthy workplace, diversity and inclusion, and an environment that treats workers with fairness and respect, Kellogg’s sets an excellent example.

The Kellogg’s Global Code of Ethics, established in 2013, highlights the importance of collective bargaining and offers workers a promise against any sort of retaliation.  As a result, employees can work to improve their working conditions and make suggestions for improvements without constant fear of reproach.

Nowadays it’s pretty rare for companies to put workers first. Here at Labor 411, we think that Kellogg’s is pretty great.  For Ethical Consumer Week, Kellogg’s is a great choice.  You can pick up any of their products knowing that you are supporting an ethical company that supports good jobs.

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