Mondelēz International Inc. has published its 2021 “Snacking Made Right” report, demonstrating progress against its short and long-term ESG goals. The company said it remains focused on leading in areas where it can help deliver more positive impact, including helping to build a thriving cocoa sector and reducing packaging waste and environmental footprint.
The 2021 “Snacking Made Right” report shows Mondelēz’s progress against key areas of focus, including more sustainable ingredient sourcing, improved packaging by making its packaging designed for recyclability and removing challenging materials, increased actions to help address climate change, initiatives to advance DE&I and support for consumer and community well-being.
“A sustainability mindset has long been integrated into our business growth strategy as we continue to create value, make our business more resilient and accelerate our ambition of building a more sustainable snacking company,” said Dirk Van de Put, chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International. “I am proud of the strong progress our company has made against our ambitious ESG goals, which are integral to the long-term success of our business and help us address some of the key issues facing the world at large.”
2021 progress against Mondelēz’s ESG goals include:
- Reaching 209,954 Cocoa Life registered farmers – exceeding the 2022 goal of 200,000 program-registered cocoa farmers;
- Seventy-five percent of cocoa volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life;
- Ninety-one percent of wheat volume needed for Europe business unit biscuits production grown under Harmony charter; and
- One hundred percent of Mondelēz’s palm oil volume is RSPO certified since 2014 with 99 percent traceable to mill and 87 percent forest monitored.
Climate and environment
- A 21 percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions (baseline 2018);
- Thirty-two percent total electricity used in owned operations from renewable energy; and
- The use of electricity from renewable sources in Brazil, Peru and UK manufacturing facilities.
- Ninety-five percent of packaging designed to be recyclable;
- On track to use 5 percent recycled plastic content by 2025 with 0.5 percent used in 2021 (baseline 2020); and
- 72,100 metric tonnes of packaging materials eliminated (baseline 2013).
“This year’s report documents important milestones marking 10 years on our sustainability journey, in which we’ve achieved scale in our signature ingredient sourcing programs Cocoa Life and Harmony Wheat. With Cocoa Life, we have built the largest cocoa sustainability program and have achieved the goal we set in 2012, investing more than $400 million USD in the program to support farmer livelihoods, reaching almost 210,000 cocoa farmers and, more importantly, seeing positive impact at scale,” said Christine Montenegro McGrath, SVP and chief global impact and sustainability officer at Mondelēz International.
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