Supporting our colleagues and Ukrainian citizens remains a priority
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
UPDATED: JUNE 2023
Since the start of the war in Ukraine in February 2022, we have established a $15 million commitment via the Mondelēz International Foundation to support the country, Ukrainian citizens as well as refugees with cash and in-kind contributions. We are also providing humanitarian aid in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – IFRC, as well as with Save the Children and other more local NGOs (Blagomay, CSR Ukraine).
Supporting our Colleagues in Ukraine
As the war continues, supporting our colleagues and Ukrainian citizens remains a priority for us at Mondelēz International. Our hearts go out to our colleagues, as well as those with family and friends in Ukraine, and we remain committed to supporting them by all available means.
Since March 2022, several Ukrainian employees have found temporary or permanent jobs within our company in other countries. Some others decided to leave Ukraine and take up residence in neighboring countries with their families. In both cases, we witnessed amazing support from the Mondelēz family to assist our Ukrainian colleagues in both crossing the border and finding shelter, not only in MDLZ facilities but also welcoming them to their homes, demonstrating an incredible generosity and ‘One Family’ spirit.
A bespoke internal app was also launched – and still supports – to connect Ukrainian employees seeking shelter with MDLZ colleagues across the globe who were able to offer a safe place for them to stay along with their families. The app has proven to be a phenomenal resource, supporting families in danger in the most critical times this past spring, and we are indebted to all our colleagues who unselfishly opened their doors to welcome those in need.
We have also invested in helping to repair and re-open both our local plants in Ukraine which sustained serious damages after shelling. We will remain committed to our employees, suppliers, customers, and the local communities where we live and operate in Ukraine.
The Mondelēz Foundation is contributing to a donation of $12 million for humanitarian efforts to support Ukrainian communities. This includes donations to international and local non-government organizations focused not only in supporting the people in Ukraine but also with a specific focus on the communities affected by the war, especially in locations where we have manufacturing sites, such as Trostyanets and Vyshhorod.
Mondelēz International is also supporting the impacted communities in a direct and targeted way. For example, we funded power generators and fuel to sustain critical infrastructure in the city of Trostyanets, in addition to donating a bus to restore some sort of public transportation. MDLZ also supported in repairing a kindergarten in Novi Petrivtsi village, near our Vyshhorod plant, and donated heaters, power generators, warm clothes and equipment to 13 social institutions reaching over 1,000 children in our communities and throughout Ukraine.
We are also supporting Ukrainian hospitals, to tangibly improve the access to health care services for thousands of Ukrainians during the war. As part of this initiative, we already donated 350,000 USD to provide medical equipment for the hospitals in Trostyanets and Sumy cities.
Since the war began, we have donated 445 tons of in-kind products to food banks and NGOs in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to support refugees. This also includes sending trucks filled with MDLZ products directly to Ukrainian cities to support local communities and people in need.
Our thoughts remain with the people of Ukraine and all those around the world with family, friends, and loved ones who have been impacted. The situation remains incredibly devastating, and we continue to condemn this senseless violence.