UK colleagues volunteer their time and skills to local communities
Thursday, October 06, 2022
“We have so much to be proud of since Mondelēz International was born in 2012,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman & CEO, Mondelēz International. “We have delivered sustained growth and strong financial performance, while continuously innovating to stay ahead of changing consumer tastes and navigating a dynamic external environment. As we recognize this important milestone in our company’s young history, our 80,000 talented ‘makers and bakers’ around the world are even more passionate about creating the right snacks, for the right moments, made the right way for many years to come.”
Each October, Mondelēz International celebrates its annual Purpose Day – encouraging employees to pause, reflect, and refocus on their roles in advancing the company’s Purpose. This year’s event features a wide range of community outreach, volunteering, mindfulness, and wellness initiatives.
In the UK, colleagues across the business will be celebrating this milestone by volunteering their time and skills – particularly in support of Health for Life, the company’s award winning, evidence-based community investment programme. Over 231,000 people have engaged in healthy lifestyle activities relating to cooking and healthy eating, food growing and physical activity and over 1200 volunteers from Mondelēz International have supported the programme over the last 10 years.
This Purpose Day, volunteers will be supporting a number of Health for Life community food growing spaces with infrastructure and general maintenance ahead of the next growing season.
In 2021 Health for Life also celebrated it’s 10-year anniversary following continued investment of £4.5M from the company. To mark the occasion, grants of £5k were awarded to three Health for Life primary schools to invest in additional healthy lifestyle projects, including new outdoor fitness areas and a dedicated and fully equipped cooking classroom.