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At Mondelēz International, we believe that sustainable snacking is about creating a future where people and planet thrive. As a global food company, it is vital for us to secure sustainable supplies of key raw materials by empowering farmers and their communities to become more productive and climate-resilient, encouraging practices that respect land rights and investing in innovation and technology to increase transparency and measure impact at scale across our supply chain.
We strategically continue to focus on where we can make the biggest impact. Our Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) helps to shape our priorities and goals. Insights from our LCA indicate that deforestation within our supply chain represents the largest single contributor to our end-to-end carbon footprint. Deforestation is a risk to the productivity of our raw material supply chains because of its contribution to global climate change as well as its impact on local weather patterns and ecosystem services in affected areas.
Across the world, four raw materials are most commonly associated with tropical deforestation risk: beef, soy, palm oil and paper-based packaging. Within Mondelēz International, we also focus on cocoa and we do not buy beef.
Data from our 2018 LCA show the contribution to emissions from land-use change for our cocoa, palm oil and soy that we buy directly, based on publicly available scientific datasets of sector averages for each raw material:
- Cocoa and cocoa products: 3,857,000 tonnes CO2
- Palm oil: 278,000 tonnes CO2
- Other oils (inc. soy): 91,000 tonnes CO2
- Bought indirectly via dairy: 821,000 tonnes CO2