USA – Mondelēz International has published its 2019 Snacking Made Right Report, highlighting the company’s significant progress towards achieving its 2025 sustainable and mindful snacking goals.
The report outlines Mondelēz International’s ongoing commitment to lead the future of snacking by leveraging its global scale to deliver positive change as well as the company’s efforts in confronting the new challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the report, last year, the company made meaningful progress towards creating resilient and sustainable ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and packaging innovation.
Among the major milestones achieved include sourcing 63% cocoa volume for Chocolate brands through the company’s signature sustainable sourcing program Cocoa Life. This was an increase by 20 points compared to 2018.
In 2019, Mondelēz was also able to source 65% of wheat for biscuit brands in Europe sustainably through the company’s Harmony Wheat program and further maintain 100% RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Goal) palm oil goal
In terms of the company’s progress in reducing its environmental impact, the snacks and confectionery giant has made a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions across its manufacturing operations.
The Cadbury and Oreo brands owner has also reduced water usage in areas where water is most scarce by 27% and made a 21% reduction in waste from manufacturing operations.
The company has also invested in packaging innovation translating to 93% of its total packaging (both plastic and non-plastic) designed to be recyclable.
In addition, in 2019, the report highlights that Mondelēz made strong progress in well-being to both align the company’s portfolio to contemporary well-being needs as well as encouraging mindful snacking habits through portion control and labelling.
“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,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International.
The company’s Snacking Made Right report also confirmed progress against ambitious long-term goals including: continuing to scale signature sustainable sourcing programs and an ambition to sustainably source 100% cocoa volume for chocolate by 2025.
The company has also reaffirmed its commitment to scaling Harmony Wheat program and source 100% wheat for biscuits in Europe by 2022 as well as maintaining 100% RSPO coverage in palm oil.
Mondelēz further committed to expanding child labor monitoring and remediation systems to cover 100% Cocoa Life communities in West Africa by 2025 and meaningfully addressing climate change and reducing environmental impact.
The company has set science-based targets to reduce end-to-end CO2 emissions by 10% by 2025, with a focus on protecting and restoring forests, advancing packaging innovation and tackling plastic waste.
By 2025, the company targets to make 100% of packaging recyclable and labelled with recycling information. The multinational also committed to continued support for multi-stakeholder collaboration to tackle plastic waste.