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Diversity and Inclusion at MDLZ

At Mondelēz International, our Purpose is to empower people to snack right. From OREO to CADBURY, our brands have superpowers. They encourage playfulness, inspire acts of generosity and take a stand on issues that matter. In a world that seems to be more divided, we bring people together.

As a global company, our diversity is a strength that drives innovation and growth. Guided by our Purpose and Values, we strive to champion diversity, inclusion, and economic empowerment for our colleagues, culture and communities.

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Our Global Diversity & Inclusion Commitments
Colleagues Culture Community
Establish representation goals that reflect the diversity of the local marketplace Institute D&I Performance Scorecards for all Business Units and Functions Commit to spend $1 billion with minority and women-owned businesses by 2024
Appoint Global D&I Officer accountable to the CHRO, CEO and Board of Directors Invest in multi-year education to build cultural competence for all employees in 2021 Enable 100% of our Business Units to have partnerships supporting locally-relevant underrepresented communities
Launch mentoring and leadership development programs tailored for locally-relevant underrepresented groups Hold 100% of people managers accountable for delivering an annual D&I objective Promote our diverse and inclusive culture through reporting, storytelling and volunteering
Ensure underrepresented candidate interview slates for all open roles Mobilize Brands and Marketing partners to drive change, equity and inclusion
Expand investment in early careers program Recognize, celebrate and advocate for inclusive cultures and communities

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

In September 2020, we announced a multi-year commitment focused on elevating our existing D&I initiatives to make meaningful impacts in the area of racial equity economic empowerment by expanding our D&I initiative across three key areas: Colleagues, Culture and Communities.

Commitments specific to the U.S. include the following highlights:


To ensure the diversity of our colleagues at all levels represent the communities, customers and consumers we serve, the company has committed to more than double Black representation in U.S. management by 2024.


To foster reflection and service in its U.S. Business Unit, the company will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid U.S. Holiday and recognize Juneteenth with a U.S. day of service.


In the U.S. we'll foster a new multi-year signature partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America to help close the opportunity gap for youth. We will also establish a signature multi-year college scholarship program for underrepresented youth in the U.S.


Advancing Gender Equality

In April 2013, we signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles to express support for advancing equality between women and men. We have vowed to:

  • Bring the broadest pool of talent to our endeavors.
  • Further our companies' competitiveness.
  • Meet our corporate responsibility and sustainability commitments.
  • Model behavior within our companies that reflects the society we would like for our employees, fellow citizens and families.
  • Encourage economic and social conditions that provide opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. 
  • Foster more sustainable development.

We welcome the provisions of the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business, produced and disseminated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the UN Global Compact. The Principles present seven steps that business and other sectors can take to advance and empower women.

We're advocating for the full participation and equal treatment of women in our enterprises and . in the larger community. A broad concept of sustainability and corporate responsibility that embraces women's empowerment is one of our key goals. 

We will strive to use sex-disaggregated data in our sustainability reporting to communicate our progress to our own stakeholders. We're committed to extending our reporting on gender rights in cocoa farming. To date, we've empowered women and advocated for equal rights through our Cocoa Life initiative. 

We encourage business leaders to join us and use the Principles as guidance for actions that we can all take in the workplace, marketplace and community to empower women and benefit our companies and societies.