Mondelez International On Target to Achieve its Global Well-Being Goals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mondelez International, a global snacking giant with multibillion dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits, Cadbury chocolates, Trident gum, Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverage, has taken on a major commitment to protect and promote the well-being of the planet. With over 100,000 employees and a presence across 165 countries, Mondelez has recognized the large scale—and potential impact—of its corporate responsibility, and has undertaken a variety of sustainability initiatives around the globe.

Mondelez International’s “Call for Well-Being” is a global call to action focused on developing new approaches to positively influence well-being. The company has now issued its first report highlighting its progress against its global well-being goals. The report provides insights into the major steps underway at the company to meet key metrics in the areas of mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety.

Some of the specific actions include increasing individually wrapped portion control and Better Choices options in its snack products, improving sustainable sourcing of major commodities such as cocoa and coffee, creation of a safe work environment for employees, and an investment of $50 million in lifestyle community partnerships.

Among its numerous achievements on the sustainability front, Mondelez has met its goal to have 100 percent of its palm oil RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified – two years ahead of target. The company is on target to reach global goals to cut down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water use by 2015. Last year it reduced GHG emissions by nine percent and water use by 11 percent. The company has exceeded its goal to reduce manufacturing waste by 15 percent by 2015. It achieved 46 percent waste reduction through 2013.

Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO of Mondelez, said that the company’s success in its business is directly related to improving the well-being of the people who produce and consume its products, and to supporting the communities that supply the ingredients.

Source: Call For Well-being Progress Report

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