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Consumers Love of Hazelnuts, Kelloggs Sustainable Commitments

<p>A new study, Data Scoop: The Facts About Nut Eaters, reveals a rising consumer demand for hazelnuts in a wide range of categories. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed by the Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group said they are interested in hazelnuts. In other news, Kellogg Company took another step forward in its commitment to climate action by announcing new science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets.</p>

A new study, Data Scoop: The Facts About Nut Eaters, reveals a rising consumer demand for hazelnuts in a wide range of categories. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed by the Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group said they are interested in hazelnuts, particularly in how they can enjoy hazelnuts in various snack applications, including energy bars, spreads and yogurt.

Check out this infographic for more stats such as:

  • About one-third feel that hazelnuts are healthy
  • Seven out of 10 nut consumers are interested in seeing hazelnuts in various snack products
  • 78 percent are interested in hazelnut energy bars, 75 percent are interested in hazelnut spreads and six out of 10 nut consumers are interested in trying yogurt with hazelnuts
  • Half of nut consumers are interested in hazelnut milk, a dairy-free alternative

In other news, Kellogg Company took another step forward in its commitment to climate action by announcing new science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets. Sharing its worldwide goals at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference in Paris, Kellogg Company plans to cut GHG emissions by 65 percent across its own operations, known as Scope 1 and 2, and, for the first time work with suppliers, known as Scope 3, to help reduce their emissions by 50 percent by 2050.

“Kellogg is more than a business. We care about nourishing people with our foods, feeding those in need, nurturing our planet, and living our founder’s values," said John Bryant, Kellogg Company chairman and CEO. “People care about their food, where it comes from, the people who grow and make it, and that there’s enough for everyone. We must live our values and communicate with transparency to earn our seat at millions of tables every day."

Kellogg Company recognizes that upstream agriculture emissions and manufacturing are the largest sources of emissions in the company’s supply chain and is focusing efforts on reductions in these two areas. Since 2008, Kellogg Company has already reduced GHG emissions from its manufacturing facilities by approximately 12 percent.

The targets announced are an extension of the 2020 global sustainability goals Kellogg Company set in August 2014. Kellogg Company has already committed to supporting 15,000 smallholder growers by 2020 to increase adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). And, by 2030, the company will have supported the livelihoods of 500,000 farmers through partnerships, research and training on CSA.

The methodology for Kellogg Company’s new goals is based on the Science Based Targets, a joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and WWF.

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