2021 Snacking Made Right Report

The 2021 Snacking Made Right Report confirms progress in building a more sustainable snacking company, grounded in creating long-term value for both the business and our stakeholders. We remain focused on leading in areas where the we can help deliver more positive impact – including helping to build a thriving cocoa sector, reducing packaging waste and reducing our environmental footprint.

The report demonstrates measurable progress against key areas of focus including more sustainable ingredient sourcing; improved packaging by making our packaging designed for recyclability and removing challenging materials; increased actions to help address climate change; initiatives to advance DE&I; and support for consumer and community well-being.

Chris McGrath

"This year’s report documents important milestones marking 10 years on our sustainability journey, in which we’ve achieved scale in our signature ingredient sourcing programs Cocoa Life and Harmony Wheat. The issues we are tackling are systemic, requiring supply chain and business transformation. That’s why our integrated approach is not only designed to tackle root causes, but also embedded into our business growth strategy. We are committed to measuring our impact and investing in scalable solutions and innovation so we can drive lasting change."

CHRISTINE MONTENEGRO MCGRATH, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Impact and Sustainability Officer

 

Progress Highlights

We are proud of the strong progress our company has made against our ambitious ESG goals in 2021, which are integral to the long-term success of our business and help us address some of the key issues facing the world at large. Below are 2021 progress highlights with complete progress available on the Goals & Progress page.

75%

of cocoa volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life (+7 percentage points since 2020)

91%

wheat volume needed for Europe business unit biscuits production grown under Harmony charter (+15 percentage points since 2020)

21%

reduction in Scope 1 and 2 CO₂e emissions (baseline 2018)

32%

total electricity used in owned operations from renewable energy (+9 percentage points since 2020)

95%

packaging designed to be recyclable (+1 percentage point since 2020)

72,100

metric tonnes of packaging materials eliminated (baseline 2013)

39%

Women in executive leadership; exceeding goal to double by 2024 (baseline 2018)

5%

Black Management representation (U.S.); a 60 percent increase year-over-year

18%

of packs feature Snack Mindfully portion icons (+4 percentage points since 2020)

17%

snacks net revenue from portion control snacks (+1 percentage point since 2020)

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