Confectionary giant, Mondelēz International, announced that it has made advanced progress in several of its 2020 sustainability goals.
Yesterday (Tuesday 21 August), the group released a progress report on its 2017 Impact For Growth aimed for 2020.
The Impact For Growth platform builds on our legacy of delivering positive impact in four key areas: sustainability, well-being snacks, safety and community.
Impact For Growth
“Having a positive impact on our planet and the communities we do business in is core to who we are as a company,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International.
“Today, we’re producing snacks more sustainably, with less energy, water and waste; and sourcing our key ingredients in ways that reduce deforestation in our supply chain. We’re empowering farmers and investing in community programs that help improve the well-being of children and their families.”
With regards to sustainability, the group has reduced absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 10%, eliminated over 53,000 metric tonnes of packaging, 80% of its 2020 goal, and, in addition, in areas where water is scarce, Mondelēz has reduced its water use by 25%.
It also announced that it is able to track 96% of its palm oil traceable back to the mill, and 15% of its eggs sourced globally come from cage-free hens.
Mondelēz’ push towards healthier snacks has seen its well-being brands grow at twice the rate of the base portfolio. 12.8% of its revenue came from this segment, which has it on course to meet it’s 2020 goal of 15%.
By investing in community programs that help improve the well-being families, the group also reduced total recordable incidents by 33% and total incident rate by 27% for all employees.
It also allocated over $45 million to healthy lifestyle community partnerships, increasing nutrition knowledge, providing opportunities for physical activity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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