Our ESG Progress

We are committed to regularly and transparently reporting our progress.

We track adoption of standards such as those published by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and we disclose alignment indexes to SASB and TCFD. We will continue to consider shareholder feedback as we align our sustainability reporting with evolving standards. 

  2025 GOALS 2021 PERFORMANCE PROGRESS ESG
2025 GOALS
Snack Mindfully portion icon on all packs by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
18%
PROGRESS
On track1
ESG
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2025 GOALS
20% snacks net revenue from portion control snacks by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
17%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Child Labor: Child Labor Monitoring & Remediation Systems (CLMRS) cover 100% Cocoa Life communities in West Africa by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
61%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Human Rights: 100% manufacturing sites completed SMETA audit within the past 3 years
2021 PERFORMANCE
38%
PROGRESS
In progress
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Human Rights: 100% prioritized supplier sites completed SMETA audit within the past year
2021 PERFORMANCE
49%
PROGRESS
In progress2
ESG
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2025 GOALS
DE&I: More than double U.S. Black representation in management by 2024 (2020 base of 3.2%)
2021 PERFORMANCE
5%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
DE&I: Double representation of women in executive leadership (defined as MLT +1) roles by 2024 (2018 base of 18%)
2021 PERFORMANCE
39%
PROGRESS
Exceeded
ESG
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2025 GOALS
EISD: Spend $1 billion annually with minority- and women-owned businesses by 2024
2021 PERFORMANCE
$329.3M
PROGRESS
In progress3
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Severity and Total Accident Rate (TAR): Continued focus to reduce severity 1 safety incidents to zero
2021 PERFORMANCE
-21%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Employee: By 2022, continue to advance mental and physical well-being (100% of colleagues have access to Employee Assistance Programs)
2021 PERFORMANCE
100%
PROGRESS
Achieved
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Cocoa: 100% cocoa volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
75%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Wheat: 100% wheat volume needed for Europe business unit biscuits production grown under Harmony charter by 2022
2021 PERFORMANCE
91%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Palm Oil: Maintain 100% Palm Oil volume Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil
2021 PERFORMANCE
100%
PROGRESS
Achieved
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Eggs: 100% cage free eggs globally by 2025 excl. Russia & Ukraine (Russia to be determined & Ukraine by 2027)
2021 PERFORMANCE
39%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Dairy: Majority of dairy materials purchased from suppliers operating under animal welfare schemes
2021 PERFORMANCE
74%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
GHG emissions: 10% end-to-end CO2e emissions reductions by 2025 (vs. 2018)
2021 PERFORMANCE
In progress
PROGRESS
In progress4
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Water: 10% absolute water usage reduction in priority sites by 2025 (vs. 2018)
2021 PERFORMANCE
-6.4%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Waste: 50% reduction in food waste from distribution by 2025 (vs 2018)
2021 PERFORMANCE
-65%
PROGRESS
Exceeded
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Waste: 15% food waste reduction in internal manufacturing sites by 2025 (vs. 2018)
2021 PERFORMANCE
-28%
PROGRESS
Exceeded
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Less Packaging: 5% recycled plastic content by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
0.5%
PROGRESS
On track
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Less Packaging: 5% reduction in virgin plastic by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
+4%
PROGRESS
In progress5
ESG
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2025 GOALS
Less Packaging: 25% reduction in rigid virgin plastic by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
-4%
PROGRESS
On track5
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2025 GOALS
Better Packaging: 100% packaging designed to be recyclable by 2025
2021 PERFORMANCE
95%
PROGRESS
On track5
ESG
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1 In March 2021 the SKU baseline definition changed from a fixed # of SKUs to a real time # of SKUs in MDLZ specification System (PLM)
2 Between 2018 and 2020 our SMETA program covered almost 100% of our direct spend (raw materials, packaging and external manufacturing) and all our highest priority suppliers were audited. In 2021, we started a new auditing cycle, using Sedex’s Radar risk assessment tool to prioritize suppliers
3 Based on invoices/accrued spend
4 As part of joining SBTi Business Ambition for 1.5°C, we are currently re-calculating our Scope 3 footprint to capture and reflect the impact of our ongoing mitigation strategies
5 Indicator covers Nov'20 to Oct'21 period