Mondelēz International‘s latest Snacking Made Right report shows that the company has exceeded its sustainability and wellbeing goals, commenting that they are “on track” for their ambitions 2025 targets.
Published on 8 May 2021, the report highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to deliver positive environmental change in the snacking industry.
It includes signature programmes and approaches developed by Mondelēz that are aimed at helping consumers snack “the right way”.
“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.
“At Mondelēz International our purpose-driven approach to sustainability and wellbeing is focused on reducing our impact on the environment and creating a positive impact on society as part of our mission to lead the future of snacking by delivering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.
“I’m proud of the significant progress we’ve made in 2019 and believe our 2025 Snacking Made Right goals are the right goals to focus on for the future,” he continued.
By the end of 2019, 63% of cocoa was sourced sustainably, according to the company’s signature sustainable sourcing programme, Cocoa Life.
65% of wheat cultivated for Mondelēz’s biscuit brands in Europe was sourced sustainably through their Harmony Wheat programme.
In terms of environmental impact, the report cited a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions across manufacturing operations; a 27% reduction in priority water usage in areas where water is most scarce; and a 21% reduction in waste from manufacturing operations.
The report also stated that 93% of the company’s packaging had been designed to be recyclable, meaning they were on track to reaching 100% in the coming years.
In addition, the company stated in the report that it would continue to honour it’s maintenance of 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) coverage in palm oil.
“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,” Montenegro added.