Mondelēz records progress in sustainable snacking goals, deforestation
According to the report, the snacking company met a major well-being target, achieving 15 percent of net revenue from portion control snacks, two years ahead of expectations.
The report also describes advancements against Mondelēz International’s 2020 sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals to combat deforestation while protecting land rights and human rights and scale these efforts in areas where they can have the greatest positive impact.
In addition to sourcing 43 percent of cocoa for Chocolate brands through the company’s signature cocoa sustainability programme, Cocoa Life, in 2018, the company has continued to play a significant role in creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain by accelerating action against plantation companies contributing to deforestation.
“We believe that consumers should not have to choose between snacking and eating right, or to worry about the impact their snacking choices have on the world and their communities,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International.
“Our company is playing a significant role in making snacking both sustainable and mindful by creating a future where people and planet thrive, and evolving our portfolio to inspire mindful snacking habits. I’m proud of our progress in 2018, particularly in well-being snacks where we were able to reach a major goal ahead of schedule”, he added.
“Mondelēz International focuses its efforts on areas where it can have the greatest impact and drive meaningful change at scale in sustainability and mindful snacking. A key highlight of the company’s 2018 progress is its sustainable snacking, in which it is building a future where people and planet thrive by creating resilient ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and developing zero-net waste packaging.”
“The company is also spearheading mindful snacking, which entails rethinking the experience of snacking; evolving the product portfolio with more options; inspiring mindful snacking habits that focus on savouring each bite and mobilizing innovative partnerships for impact”, a statement from the firm read in part.
In addition, Mondelez allocated 95 percent of its $50 million investment to healthy lifestyle community partnerships, impacting the lives of 1.5 million children across 18 countries, including Nigeria—through its subsidiary, Cadbury Nigeria Plc—by increasing their nutrition knowledge, providing opportunities for physical activity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.