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Our Approach

Making a positive impact on the world needs focus and dedication. At Mondelēz International, we’re guided by our Purpose to empower people to snack right. We use a scientific assessment of our environmental footprint, as well as insights from consumers and stakeholders, as the basis for our programming, ensuring that we focus where we can have the greatest impact. As we deliver, we measure our progress, and more importantly the positive change we are making. Aligning with frameworks such as the UN's Sustainable Development Goals gives external validation to our programs and greater transparency on what we stand for.

UN Sustainable Development Goals grid

Goals and Progress

Since the creation of Mondelēz International in 2012, we’ve been setting ambitious goals for our programs in sustainability and nutrition. As we near the completion of our 2020 goal cycle, we have achieved or exceeded the milestones we set for ourselves. Our attention is now focused on our 2025 targets, against which we are successfully starting to work with programs that cross sustainability, human rights, and consumer nutrition.

2019 SMR Progress table

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.


External Recognition

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

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 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 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.

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organisations 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.