Chicago — With 63 percent of its volume for chocolate sourced through its Cocoa Life program, and 65 percent of wheat coming from the Harmony Wheat project, Mondelez International, Inc. reports it is well on its way to achieving its 2025 sustainability targets.
The CPG company also lowered its environmental impact this past year, reducing CO2 emissions by 15 percent across its manufacturing footprint, decreasing priority water usage by 27 percent in regions where the resource is most scarce and waste from manufacturing dropped by 21 percent, the company reports.
Mondelez’s long-term goals include sourcing only sustainable cocoa by 2025, using only sustainably sourced wheat for its biscuits in Europe by 2022 and deploying child labor monitoring and remediation in all Cocoa Life communities in West Africa by 2025. The company is also aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 percent and shift packaging to be recyclable and labelled with recycling information in the coming five years.
“We know consumers are increasingly aware of the impact their choices have on the world and what the companies behind those products stand for,” says Christine Montenegro McGrath, vice-president and chief of impact, sustainability and well-being at Mondelez International. “We believe in making our snacks the right way, which means to both create a future in which people and planet thrive and to stand up for what we believe in. Today’s release of our Snacking Made Right report is an important step forward as we continue to demonstrate our progress on that journey.”