Mondelēz International has set up goals to reduce environmental impact by committing to make all packaging recyclable by 2025, according to the company’s 2018 Impact Progress Report released today.
The goals include creating a future where people and planet thrive by creating resilient ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and developing zero-net waste packaging; maintained 100 percent RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) palm oil goal; and challenged suppliers to act faster to eliminate deforestation, with 12 upstream suppliers excluded as a result of breaches; and reduced absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 10 percent.
The report highlights how the world’s leading snacking company met a major well-being target, achieving 15 percent of net revenue from portion control snacks, two years ahead of expectations. The significant progress Mondelēz International continues to deliver against its Impact goals demonstrates the company’s mission to lead the future of snacking by creating snacks the right way for both people and planet.
The report also describes advancements against Mondelēz International’s 2020 sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals to combat deforestation while protecting land rights and human rights and scale these efforts in areas where they can have the greatest positive impact.
In addition to sourcing 43 percent of cocoa for Chocolate brands through the company’s signature cocoa sustainability program, Cocoa Life, in 2018, the company has continued to play a significant role in creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain by accelerating action against plantation companies contributing to deforestation.
“We believe that consumers should not have to choose between snacking and eating right, or to worry about the impact their snacking choices have on the world and their communities,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International. “Our company is playing a significant role in making snacking both sustainable and mindful by creating a future where people and planet thrive, and evolving our portfolio to inspire mindful snacking habits. I’m proud of our progress in 2018, particularly in well-being snacks where we were able to reach a major goal ahead of schedule.”