Sustainability is about preserving our world and its people. We all depend on just one planet. So all of us need to work together and find ways to use less energy, water and other resources, as well as reduce the waste we generate.
For many years, we’ve listened to and worked with smallholder farmers to promote sustainable supply chains. With our partners we help increase the farmers’ output, improve their livelihoods, build thriving communities and protect the environment. We’re using our resources to amplify this ongoing conversation.
Our sustainability journey has put us on a path that is making a real difference. But we know we can’t do everything. So our focus is in those areas where we can have the greatest impact: sustainable agriculture and reducing the environmental footprint of our own operations.
To reduce our environmental footprint by 2015, we set the following goals:
Securing the Future through Sustainable Agriculture Transforming our agricultural supply chains is an essential foundation for a sustainable future. We’ve launched innovative, industry-leading holistic programs in key commodities like cocoa and wheat. Giving a voice to farmers and empowering them to create thriving farms and communities. Take a look:
Beyond this, as the foundation for all our work in sustainable agriculture, we’re embedding sustainability into our sourcing practices across our commodities.