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Joining the Race to Net Zero
For the past few years we have been on a path to reduce our carbon emissions and in 2021 we took a key step forward – committing to a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain by 2050.
As part of the goal, we have signed the Science Based Targets initiative’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, aligning our long-term emissions mitigation targets with the aim of limiting temperature rise in accordance with the Paris Agreement. We've also joined the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign to help build momentum towards a decarbonized economy.
A Clear Way Forward
Achieving net zero is no easy task, but we have set a clear path and know what we have to do to steer toward our long-term goal. Our principles for transition include:
to transform the way we do business
on our existing efforts, scaling proven models for wider impact
across the industry & sector and engage suppliers
in bold innovation to drive technological evolution
in progress, setting interim goals and communicating regular updates
This new commitment builds on our existing science-based goals set in 2020 developed to contribute to combatting climate change. Over the next two years, we will lay out a time-bound plan including interim goals for key emissions sources consistent with the 1.5°C protocol and will provide annual progress reviews for transparency as laid out by the Science Based Target initiative.
2022 – 2025
Set Foundation for New Ambition
2025 – 2030
Scale Up & Transform Pathway
2030 – 2050
Drive & Adopt System Change
To deliver lasting change at scale, we are prioritizing where we can have the greatest impact, focusing on innovative and measurable solutions, and collaborating to drive sector-wide transformation.
We're taking an end-to-end approach – from field to shelf – to reach our net zero carbon emissions goal by focusing our efforts across key areas and delivering against set targets.
As we work toward our goal, we’re transforming how we do business – across 150 countries, tens of thousands of suppliers, and hundreds of thousands of farmers. It marks a major step on in our differentiated approach to sustainability focused on driving lasting progress at scale and creating long-term value for our business and stakeholders.
Goals – From Field to Shelf
Our climate action plan is focused for impact, prioritizing efforts across key areas and delivering against existing goals and targets. We will engage our strategic suppliers, evolve our brand and portfolio, and collaborate with industry partners for greater impact.
|Source 100% cocoa volume for chocolate brands through Cocoa Life Program by 2025 (cocoalife.org)||Grow 100% wheat volume needed for Europe business unit biscuits production under Harmony charter by 2025||Majority of dairy materials purchased from suppliers operating under animal welfare schemes||Continue to convert global manufacturing electricity footprint to renewable energy||
Work toward achieving energy efficiency for biscuit ovens and steam boilers
Start replacing thermal fuels (e.g., natural gas, diesel, gasoline) with ‘green’ alternatives
Investing in new mobility concepts including electric and hydrogen trucks
Reduce warehouse emissions in owned and third-party facilities by converting to renewable energy sources
Improve efficiency of distribution networks
100% packaging designed to be recylable by 2025
Reduce overall virgin plastic use by 5% and reduce overall virgin rigid plastic by 25% by 2025 (Baseline 2020)
Assessing Our Carbon Footprint
We take a thorough approach following the internationally recognized GHG Protocol Standards to calculate, annually, our total carbon footprint across our end-to-end supply chain, covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3. We assess the following activities:
Scope 1 emissions:
- Combustion of fuels in our owned and operated facilities
- Combustion of fuels in our owned and operated mobile sources
- Fugitive emissions from our owned and operated manufacturing sites
Scope 2 emissions:
- Indirect emissions associated with purchased electricity, heat and steam in Mondelēz-owned and operated facilities
Scope 3 emissions:
- Purchased goods and services (including effects of Direct Land Use Change)
- Fuel and energy related activities
- Upstream transportation and distribution
- Waste generated in operations
- Business travel
- Employee commuting
- Downstream transportation and distribution
- Use of sold products
- End of life treatment of sold products