Our Approach

As part of living our purpose and values, we have a clear and distinctive approach to ESG. This approach is aligned to our business strategy and we have set public commitments to achieve meaningful progress and drive positive, lasting change. This approach is informed by our understanding of the issues that are most material to us as a business and to the communities we touch, and in turn by the priorities we have set for ourselves along our value chain. Working together in collaboration with partners, external advisors, regulators and stakeholders, we focus on maximizing our long-term positive impact.


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Goals and Progress

Since the creation of Mondelēz International in 2012, we’ve been setting ambitious goals for our programs in sustainability and nutrition and are committed to regularly and transparently reporting our progress. We have achieved all but one of our 2020 goals; indeed we achieved a number of them ahead of schedule. We are on track against our 2025 goals.

TOPIC     GOALS     2020 PROGRESS     ESG
Well-being GOAL
Grow well-being snacks by 2X core***
2020 PROGRESS
On track
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ESG
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Portion Control GOAL
20% global snacks net revenue from portion control snacks by 2025*
2020 PROGRESS
On track
16%
ESG
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GOAL
Mindful Snacking: Snack Mindfully portion icon on all packs by 2025***
2020 PROGRESS
On track
14%
ESG
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Sustainable Ingredients GOAL
Cocoa Life: 100% volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life by 2025*
2020 PROGRESS
On track
68%
ESG
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GOAL
Harmony Wheat: 100% wheat for EU biscuits sourced through Harmony by 2022*
2020 PROGRESS
On track
76%
ESG
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GOAL
Palm oil forest monitored: 100% by 2025****
2020 PROGRESS
On track
to report in 2021
ESG
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GOAL
Palm oil RSPO certified: 100% by 2025 (since 2013)
2020 PROGRESS
Achieved
100%
ESG
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GOAL
Palm from suppliers aligned with Palm Oil Action Plan/policy: 100% by 2025 (since 2014)
2020 PROGRESS
On track
99%
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Environmental Impact GOAL
CO2: 15% reduction in CO2 emissions across manufacturing operations by 2020**
2020 PROGRESS
Exceeded
-24%
ESG
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GOAL
Water: 10% reduction in priority water usage by 2020**
2020 PROGRESS
Exceeded
-33%
ESG
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GOAL
Waste: 20% reduction in total waste from manufacturing by 2020**
2020 PROGRESS
Exceeded
-31%
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Packaging Innovation GOAL
Reduction: 65,000 tonnes packaging elimination by 2020**
2020 PROGRESS
Exceeded
68kT
ESG
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GOAL
Recycability: 100% of packaging designed to be recycled, labeled with recycling info by 2025
2020 PROGRESS
On track
94%
ESG
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Social Sustainability GOAL
Human Rights: 100% human rights due diligence system coverage in own operations & tier-1 suppliers by 2025
2020 PROGRESS
Achieved
100%
ESG
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GOAL
Child labor: monitoring & remediation measures at 100% Cocoa Life communities in West Africa by 2025***
2020 PROGRESS
On track
28%
ESG
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GOAL
Invest in innovative Sustainable Futures Ventures and funds
2020 PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion GOAL
Double representation percentage of Black colleagues in U.S. management***
2020 PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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GOAL
$1 billion in diverse supplier spend globally by 2024****
2020 PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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GOAL
Increase representation percentage of women in executive leadership roles by 2024**
2020 PROGRESS
Strong
34%
ESG
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Quality & Safety GOAL
Consistently achieve 100% Global Food Safety Initiative certification for manufacturers and suppliers
2020 PROGRESS
On track
100%
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GOAL
Consistently achieve world-class Total Incident Rate of 0.5
2020 PROGRESS
Strong
10% TIR reduction 2020
ESG
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Other GOAL
Cage Free Eggs: 100% N.A. by 2020***; 100% global by 2025 (excl. Russia and Ukraine)***
2020 PROGRESS
On track
100% N.A., 27% global
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KPI reporting excludes acquisitions

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*2012 baseline
**2013 baseline
***2018 baseline
****2020 baseline

ESG Datasheet, SASB & TCFD Alignment

As further evidence of our transparency, we will continue to assess new reporting frameworks and conventions as they emerge. We will continue to watch how disclosure frameworks like the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) or the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) evolve and will adjust our reporting accordingly. As an interim step, we are providing indices that allow investors to reference relevant disclosure in our existing reports.

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EEO-1 Disclosure

At Mondelēz International we have enhanced disclosure against our DE&I performance, including the 2020 publication of our EEO-1 consolidated filing accessible via Download link below. We are making progress to advance our performance in DE&I and remain committed to making strong progress against our public commitments. (The EE0-1 categories are not necessarily representative of how our industry or workforce is organized.)

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External Recognition

We are proud of the recognition we’ve received from global organizations for our ESG-related work.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 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.

The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) 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 our inception in 2012 and we have also reported information about our water footprint to CDP Water since 2013. We are proud to confirm we hold a B CDP Climate Score Report – classified as “taking coordinated action on climate issues” – and currently outscore both the North America average and Food & Beverage processing sector average.

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organizations dedicated to creating the first open and public benchmark of corporate human rights performance.

Partners and Industry Coalition Memberships

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:

We co-chair the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, the Palm Oil Working Group and the Human Rights Working Group, where we are pioneering sector-wide approaches for a future that is forest positive and respects human rights.

We fully support multi-stakeholder collaboration for sector-wide approaches for a forest positive future where industry and NGOs work together to optimize land across sectors in collaboration with producing governments.

We sit on the board of directors of the World Cocoa Foundation, dedicated to catalyzing public-private action to accelerate cocoa sustainability. We fully support the foundation’s multi-stakeholdership approach for transformative change in the cocoa supply chain via joint learnings and knowledge sharing.