Mondelēz International Reports Sustainability Advancements

Mondelēz International recently published its 2019 Snacking Made Right Report, highlighting the company’s significant progress towards achieving its 2025 sustainable and mindful snacking goals.

“As we collectively manage the global impact of COVID-19, now more than ever is the time for companies to do what’s right and drive sustainable business growth at scale,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International.

In 2019, the company made meaningful progress towards creating resilient and sustainable ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and packaging innovation:

Sustainable Ingredient Supplies

– 63% cocoa volume for Chocolate brands sourced through the company’s signature sustainable sourcing program Cocoa Life (up 20 pts. vs. 2018)

– 65% wheat for biscuit brands in Europe sustainably sourced through the company’s Harmony Wheat program

– Maintained 100% RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Goal) palm oil goal

Environmental Impact

– 15% reduction in CO2 emissions across manufacturing operations

– 27% reduction in priority water usage in areas where water is most scarce

– 21% reduction in waste from manufacturing operations

Packaging Innovation

– 93% of total packaging (both plastic and non-plastic) designed to be recyclable

“We know consumers are increasingly aware of the impact their choices have on the world and what the companies behind those products stand for,” said Christine Montenegro McGrath, vice president and chief of impact, sustainability and well-being at Mondelēz International. “We believe in making our snacks the right way, which means to both create a future in which people and planet thrive and to stand up for what we believe in. Today’s release of our Snacking Made Right report is an important step forward as we continue to demonstrate our progress on that journey.”

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