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Our Sustainability Framework & Well-Being Strategy
Our Mission is to lead the future of snacking by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. We call this Snacking Made Right.
Snacking Made Right is the lens through which we view ESG and a framework for our sustainability and well-being agendas.
The right snack…
This is about giving people a wide range of high-quality snacks so they can make great informed choices. From indulgent treats to wholesome bites, we want to create snacks that people truly love and feel good about.
…for the right moment…
This is about making it easy for people to enjoy snacks wherever they are in the world, whatever time of day and to do so mindfully.
…made the right way
This is about taking the lead in making sure our snacks are not only right for people but also right for the planet – from the raw materials we rely on to the communities we live in and work with and the climate we all need to care for.
Learn more about our purpose to empower people to snack right:
RIGHT SNACK: BROAD PORTFOLIO + WELL-BEING – make a broader assortment of delicious, high-quality snacks, iconic gobal and local brands that nourish life's moments.
RIGHT MOMENT: EASY ACCESS + MINDFUL SNACKING – offer a range of snacks from indulgent to wholesome and everything inbetween, convenient and innovative formats, always locally relevent.
RIGHT WAY: SUSTAINABLE SNACKING + TAKE A STAND – celebrate our proud heritage as makers and bakers, advance our sustainable sourcing and packaging and obsess over consumer-inspired quality
Broad portfolio & well-being performance
We’re committed to offering a wide range of delicious, high-quality snacks, and to keep on improving them to meet our customers’ well-being needs.
We offer a broad range of delicious, high-quality snacks – from indulgent bites to wholesome bars. We want to make sure our range keeps satisfying the diverse needs of millions of consumers around the world. So for example, we are continuing to reduce sugar, sodium and fat in snacks; increase portion control options; and extend our focus on encouraging mindful snacking.
People have always loved snacks but their lives are changing – becoming busier than ever, more health and planet conscious, too. People increasingly want to feel good about their snacks – not only that they taste delicious but also that they are good for their minds and bodies, and that they are not doing harm to the planet. That’s why we keep renovating and innovating our portfolio to satisfy consumers’ current and changing well-being needs, with offers such as Better for You, Authentic Natural and Simple, Functional Nutrition and Permissible Indulgence.
Mindful snacking & portion control
We want to help consumers easily enjoy the right snacks throughout their day, and inspire them to snack mindfully so they can savor and feel good about each and every snack.
So what do we mean by mindful snacking? It is about eating with intention and attention, focusing on the present moment, and savoring how the food tastes so you really enjoy it. In short, it’s about making the most of snacking in-the-moment. This has never been more important, given that we are all snacking more often.
Snacking mindfully involves a few simple steps that add up to real all-around enjoyment:
- Minimize distractions
- Portion out your snack
- Focus on the smell and taste
- Notice the textures
- Chew thoroughly
- Finish one bite before starting the next
We are placing the Snack Mindfully portion icon on all packs, for all snacks, globally by 2025. We established this goal in 2019 and aligned our approach globally to begin activation in 2020.
We also plan to invest in a digital consumer education campaign to reach even more people with practical tips and tools to help them snack mindfully.
We have an expanding range of portion control options –snacks that are 200 calories or less and are individually wrapped. Individually wrapped products enable people to enjoy the treats they love, become more mindful when they eat, and help manage their calories. We are committed to growing our portion control products to 20% of our global snacks net revenue by 2025. In 2019, we achieved our 2020 target of 15% – growing our portion control options to reach 16% of our global snacks net revenue.
We grew across all three of our categories – biscuits, chocolate and candy – and across all our regions. Biscuits grew 3%, chocolate grew 6% and candy grew 380%. Portion control in biscuits has increased by 71% since 2012. In 2019, 19.1% of biscuits net revenue came from portion control. In chocolate, it has increased by 38% since 2012. In 2019, 14% of chocolate net revenue came from portion control.
We are mindful of balancing our growth in portion control with our commitment to reducing waste and plastic packaging. We focus on optimizing and reducing packaging as well as using post-consumer materials wherever possible and enabling recycling.
As well as expanding our portion control options, we are placing portion guidance on all packs, for all snacks, globally by 2025.
We’re focused on making our snacks more sustainably by using less energy, water and waste, with ingredients consumers know and trust.
TACKLING COMPLEX CHALLENGES TOGETHER
From climate change to population growth, our global food system faces numerous challenges which in turn puts pressure on agriculture. Resources and livelihoods are at stake, as is the future of the planet. We’re mindful, too, that consumers are interested in the provenance of ingredients and increasingly expect good agricultural practices from their brands. These challenges are complex and lasting solutions call for the concerted collaboration of all concerned – from companies to farming communities to governments to social, scientific and environmental experts.
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS
We’re working to build a thriving ingredient supply chain to promote sustainable supplies of high-quality cocoa, wheat and other raw materials we use to create the snacks our consumers love. We use our reach and global presence to work with outside experts to give farmers a voice. Through our signature programs, Cocoa Life and Harmony Wheat, we aim to make a positive long-term impact on the farms, communities and environments where our main raw materials are grown. More broadly, we are addressing key areas where we can have the most impact, looking to increase transparency, and collaborating with our key suppliers and others to promote widespread change so that sustainability becomes the normal way to do business around the world.
FOCUSING ON ANIMAL WELFARE
Our commitment to animal welfare involves setting clear expectations with our suppliers and taking feedback from external experts to drive continuous improvement. Take dairy, for example. In 2019, 62% of our dairy supply was sourced from suppliers following recognized animal welfare standards. Our annual global dairy supplier sustainability survey is in its second year.
Sustainability Goals & Progress
At Mondelēz International, we’re on a mission to lead the future of snacking by creating snacks the right way for both people and planet to love. We’re focused on making our snacks more sustainably by using less energy, water and waste, with ingredients consumers know and trust. We have specific goals to which we hold ourselves accountable, and we’re continuing to make progress and scale our efforts to deliver meaningful change.
To this end, we have a clear approach and have set transparent goals to achieve by 2025:
of packages globally with portion guidance and Snack Mindfully icon
of global snacks net revenue from portion control products
of the volume needed for our chocolate brands sourced with sustainable ingredients
end to end CO₂ emissions reduction vs 2018 baseline
of our packaging made recyclable and labelled with consumer recycling information
adoption of child labor due diligence across Cocoa Life communities in West Africa