Snacking Made Right: Mondelēz releases its sustainability report
With snacking a growing behaviour globally, the report includes details about the company’s sustainable sourcing programs and approaches. In 2019, the company made progress towards creating resilient and sustainable ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and packaging innovation.
“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.
According to the report, 63% of cocoa volume for Mondelēz Chocolate brands is sourced through the company’s signature sustainable sourcing program Cocoa Life, up 20 points from 2018. Additionally, 65% of wheat for biscuit brands in Europe was sustainably sourced through the company’s Harmony Wheat Program. The company also maintained its 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Goal (RSPO) goal.
In terms of environmental impact, the report noted 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 found that 93% of total packaging (both plastic and non-plastic) is designed to be recyclable.
The company aims to further advance packaging innovation, with 100% of packaging designed to be recyclable and labelled with recycling information by 2025. It also aims to align its portfolio to contemporary wellbeing needs, and to encourage mindful snacking habits through portion control and labelling.
“At Mondelez 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. 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,” Van de Put said.
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