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Joining the Race to Net Zero

For the past few years we have been on a path to reduce our carbon emissions and in 2021 we took a key step forward, announcing our target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain by 2050.

As part of the goal, we have signed the Science Based Targets initiative’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, aligning our long-term emissions mitigation targets with the aim of limiting temperature rise in accordance with the Paris Agreement. We've also joined the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign to help build momentum towards a decarbonized economy.
A Clear Way Forward

Achieving net zero is no easy task, but we have set a clear path and know what we have to do to steer toward our long-term goal. Our principles for transition include:


to transform the way we do business


on our existing efforts, scaling proven models for wider impact


across the industry & sector and engage suppliers


in bold innovation to drive technological evolution

Time-bound Plan

This new goal builds on our existing science-based goals set in 2020 developed to contribute to combatting climate change. Over the next two years, we will lay out a time-bound plan including interim goals for key emissions sources consistent with the 1.5°C protocol and will provide annual progress reviews for transparency as laid out by the Science Based Target initiative.

2022 – 2025

Set Foundation for New Ambition

2025 – 2030

Scale Up & Transform Pathway

2030 – 2050

Drive & Adopt System Change

End-to-end Approach

To deliver lasting change at scale, we are prioritizing where we can have the greatest impact, focusing on innovative and measurable solutions, and collaborating to drive sector-wide transformation.

We're taking an end-to-end approach – from field to shelf – to reach our net zero carbon emissions goal by focusing our efforts across key areas and delivering against set targets.

As we work toward our goal, we’re transforming how we do business – across 150 countries, tens of thousands of suppliers, and hundreds of thousands of farmers. It marks a major step on in our differentiated approach to sustainability focused on driving lasting progress at scale and creating long-term value for our business and stakeholders.

Our Aim – From Field to Shelf

Our climate action plan is focused for impact, prioritizing efforts across key areas and delivering against existing goals and targets. We will engage our strategic suppliers, evolve our brand and portfolio, and collaborate with industry partners for greater impact.

100% cocoa volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life by 2025

100% wheat volume needed for Europe business biscuits production grown under the Harmony charter by 2022

Dairy supply sourced from suppliers with formal animal welfare standards

Continue to convert global manufacturing electricity footprint to renewable energy

Work toward achieving energy efficiency for biscuit ovens and steam boilers

Start replacing thermal fuels (e.g., natural gas, diesel, gasoline) with ‘green’ alternatives

Investing in new mobility concepts including electric and hydrogen trucks

Reduce warehouse emissions in owned and third-party facilities by converting to renewable energy sources

Improve efficiency of distribution networks

Approximately 98% or more of our packaging designed to be recyclable by 2025

5% reduction in virgin plastic by 2025 (vs. 2020)

25% reduction in rigid virgin plastic by 2025 (vs. 2020)

Assessing Our Carbon Footprint

We take a thorough approach following the internationally recognized GHG Protocol Standards to calculate, annually, our total carbon footprint across our end-to-end supply chain, covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3. We assess the following activities:

Scope 1 emissions:

  • Combustion of fuels in our owned and operated facilities
  • Combustion of fuels in our owned and operated mobile sources
  • Fugitive emissions from our owned and operated manufacturing sites

Scope 2 emissions:

  • Indirect emissions associated with purchased electricity, heat and steam in Mondelēz-owned and operated facilities

Scope 3 emissions:

  • Purchased goods and services (including effects of Direct Land Use Change)
  • Fuel and energy related activities
  • Upstream transportation and distribution
  • Waste generated in operations
  • Business travel
  • Employee commuting
  • Downstream transportation and distribution
  • Use of sold products
  • End of life treatment of sold products

For more information and data on our progress, please visit Goals & Progress and ESG Datasheet pages.

Additional Resources

*We aim to regularly and transparently report our progress. You can find additional details on Mondelēz International's ESG goals and reported information within the About This Report section of our 2023 Snacking Made Right ESG Report.