Mondelez reports progress in meeting sustainability goals
Global snacking company Mondelez International said it has made significant progress towards its 2020 sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals to reduce the impact of climate change.
According to the company’s 2016 Impact for Growth Progress Report, the company achieved a 7% reduction in CO2 emissions and an 18% reduction in water usage from its manufacturing facilities.
The company has also maintained 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) goal with 96% of its palm oil traceable back to the mill. It also expanded its sustainable cocoa sourcing programme by 20%.
Currently using 15% cage-free eggs to manufacture its products in the US, Canada and the EU, Mondelez aims to use 100% cage-free eggs in the US and Canada by 2020 and in EU by 2025.
It has eliminated 46,300t of packaging, reaching the two-third mark of its 2020 target.
Mondelez International chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld said: "Our future is rooted in helping people snack in a balanced way and enjoy life with products that are safely and sustainably sourced, produced and delivered.
“That's why we focus our efforts on delivering positive change for people and the planet while driving business growth.”
The report also indicated that the company has surpassed its goal to increase the number of individually wrapped portion-control options by achieving a 39% growth against the 25% goal.
Mondelez has allocated more than $42m to healthy lifestyle community partnerships across 14 countries.
Going forward, the company aims to increase ten existing well-being brands at twice the rate of the base portfolio, improve the nutrition and ingredient profile of its Power Brands, as well as deliver 15% of revenue from individually wrapped, portion-control snack options that are under 200 calories.