Reporting Our Progress
At Mondelēz International, we’re focusing on areas where we can have a significant impact on global societal issues. It’s about making a positive change in the world – for people and the planet. We don’t have all the answers, so we partner with experts who can help us figure out innovative ways to make a difference. And we’re committed to being open about the challenges we’re facing and transparently reporting on the progress we’re making.
Our progress reports detail important steps we have taken to meet key metrics in the areas of Sustainable Snacking, Mindful Snacking and Communities. Or you can browse our At-A-Glance Summaries.
The scope of our report is of our entire company. Where quantitative goals are linked to revenue, such as our published Well-being Snacks and Communities goals, coverage is for all Mondelēz International revenue, except Venezuela which was removed from our financial reporting in 2015. Where quantitative goals are linked to operations, such as our sustainability, employee safety and food safety goals, coverage is all operations under our management control, unless stated otherwise. Data for our manufacturing environmental goals (CO2, water, waste) are verified by SGS. The latest verification statement is available here.
Our approach to stakeholder engagement
We are committed to listening to and talking with a wide variety of stakeholders. From farmers and community leaders, to academia and global officials, to suppliers and customers – we welcome transparent and honest feedback on our approach.
We engage on matters pertinent to our business around our impact strategy with governments, authorities and other relevant organizations. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure this engagement is transparent. Our Code of Conduct requires our employees to deal honestly with the government. In addition, we are listed in the EU interest representation register and follow its code of conduct in our dealings with EU institutions. Where and when required by law, we also file publicly available reports with U.S. government authorities that disclose our political activities and related expenditures.
We participate in collaborative efforts with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community based groups. Many of these groups serve as advisers to our key programs, such as our Cocoa Life external advisory panel.
We are members of various organizations that cover a range of issues important to our business. Our engagement in these organizations is based on the philosophy of bringing together differing view and to help drive change. At times, our views may differ from others. Here is a sample of the groups we take part in:
External assessments and shareholder indices
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
Access to Nutrition Index
The Access to Nutrition Index is a new global initiative that evaluates food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices, and performance related to obesity and undernutrition.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. We have reported climate change data to CDP Climate since 2004.
We have also reported information about our water footprint to CDP Water since 2013. Our latest reports are below, further reports are available at the additional resources section.
Sustainable Snacking Governance
We take a comprehensive approach to increasing our positive impact on the world. Our CEO is engaged in the review and our progress of our Sustainable Snacking strategy in conjunction with our Board of Directors Committee - responsible for overseeing public affairs.
To guide our Sustainable Snacking and Mindful Snacking strategies, we established a Steering Committee that has oversight from our Chief Marketing Officer and is co-chaired by our Chief R&D & Nutrition Officer, and Vice President of Global Well-being & Sustainability. The team sets the direction of our global well-being snacks business strategy. Members include senior representatives from R&D and Nutrition, Strategy, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Government & Public Affairs, Supply Chain and Regulatory Affairs.
At Mondelēz International, building positive impact for people and our planet is at the core of who we are and accelerates our company’s growth.
We know that our company’s future is rooted in helping people snack in balance and enjoy life with products that are safely and sustainably sourced, produced, and delivered. To realize this purpose, we empower the well-being of our colleagues, communities, farmers, and consumers while making smart and sustainable use of natural resources to reduce our environmental footprint.
Above all, authenticity, integrity, and transparency guide us in every aspect of our business to create meaningful, lasting impact – for people and our planet.
Our Sustainable and Mindful Snacking Strategies define our concept of materiality for social and environmental purposes and provide the framework for our reporting.
As the world’s largest snack company, our global reach and leadership position enables us to bring together diverse voices and identify new ideas to drive meaningful change on issues central to our business and our world.
Since 2012, we have sat down with internal and external experts to review the impact of major societal issues on our business and to shape our strategic responses to them.
This included representatives from global leadership teams, as well as our region business units and global functions. External experts included World Wildlife Fund, Quantis and various socially responsible investment groups. In addition, we considered perspectives from our ongoing stakeholder engagement, as well as participation in various shareholder indices.
Materials and process that guided our assessment included our robust Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process for identifying, measuring, monitoring, and managing risks; external analysis of stakeholder and regulatory issues; the greenhouse gas, land and water footprint of our total company; proprietary consumer insight data; and publicly available data on societal issues including statistics and reports from authorities, NGOs and peer companies.