Some will tell you all it takes to get a company going is a better idea. That’s why so many companies don’t last. What it really takes is a passion for building a better company. The one that will always have the better idea, because it’s the place amazing people come to do their best work. When Post Foods and MOM Brands came together in 2015 to form Post Consumer Brands, we already had a track record for being that sort of company. Our Pebbles brand, which was the first cereal named for a film or TV show character, is a licensing success story. Our Malt-O-Meal brand bagged cereals are challenging convention and succeeding in a very difficult category. To name just two examples. Together, we now have an even stronger foundation for inspiring, collaborating and growing. The things we’ve always done best.
Ours is a culture of shared opportunity. We succeed when we work as one. Our competitive energy is focused outward, rather than on one another. Yet we balance that with individual responsibility. It’s a good thing when each of us acts like we own the place. We stress humility. We believe our work is better when our lives outside of work are better. We make fierce intelligence and uncompromising humanity two sides of one business strategy. It’s a values-driven culture that we describe as freedom within a framework. We couldn’t be as successful any other way.
Here are some key vital statistics on Post Consumer Brands. We employ 2,800 people in the United States and Canada. That’s not a number that holds still for long, as the opportunities grow quickly here. Our headquarters is in Lakeville, Minn., a highly livable community surrounded by a dynamic metropolitan area. Our Canadian operations are headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. We have production facilities in Michigan, Minnesota, Utah, North Carolina, Arkansas, Iowa and Ontario. Our plants in Utah and North Carolina are the only new cereal production facilities built since 2000, making them the most modern in the industry.
We are driven by one idea: to make better happen. When we make better happen, families get a better chance to choose what they love. Retailers get a fresh chance to grow. We succeed as a company. The communities around us are better off. When we make better happen in every fiber of our business, it adds up to a whole lot of better. And the real beauty is, better is endless. Watch our video »
How do we make better happen? It starts with our values. They guide our decisions and our behaviors.
Nothing is worth making if those who make it and those who consume it aren’t safe.
We succeed through respect, diversity, honest communications and bringing others along. We focus our competitive energy outward.
We do the right thing for our people, our customers, our consumers and our communities. We make hard decisions with humanity.
We have the courage to adapt to changing conditions, and the confidence and humility to seek help when we need it.
We value our ability to work faster and harder than our competitors. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for results.
As a food company, we naturally think about the world around us. Our cereal ingredients come from fields and farms. We rely on energy to keep our plants humming. And the towns and communities where our employees live and work depend on us to be there for them, as much as they’re here for us. We may not be able to solve every problem in the world, but we think it’s our responsibility to help make the world better. Here are some key areas that are important to us.
Safety is our No. 1 priority. Nothing is worth making if the people who make it aren’t safe. We offer great benefits, including wellness programs to help our employees and their families stay healthy.
Our new combined company has a long legacy of community support. That legacy lives on through donations of cash, product and employee volunteer time to nonprofit and civic organizations.
We keep an eye on what consumers care about. We use quality ingredients from reputable suppliers, and provide a broad arrary of brand choices based on specific consumer wants and needs. We always encourage external stakeholders to have a dialogue with Post Consumer Brands via this website.
By eliminating the box, we create 75% less packaging waste with our Malt-O-Meal brand bag cereals. We buy wind energy credits to offset power usage, and we have programs to reduce waste, water, fuel and energy usage, and lower our carbon emissions.
Post Consumer Brands has become a hot career destination, and that makes us optimistic. There are still plenty of people out there who want to work hard and be free to be their best.