Deerfield, IL — In 2017, Mondelez International, Inc. reduced absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 10 percent, while decreases water use by 25 percent at locations where the resource is scarce, according to the CPG manufacturer, which released an update on its 2020 sustainability program goals.
This past year, the company also eliminated more than 53,000 tonnes of packaging, reaching 80 percent of its 2020 goal.
Mondelez reports it also expanded the Cocoa Life sourcing program, reaching more than 120,000 farmers, a year-on-year increase of 31 percent, in 1,085 growing communities. The company’s Harmony wheat sustainability commitment was also expanded to now source 100 percent of its wheat needs in the European Union by 2022.
During 2017, Mondelez also maintained its 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil goal, with 96 percent of its palm oil being traceable back to the mill. Further, 15 percent of the company’s global eggs were sourced from cage-free suppliers, according to the company.
“Having a positive impact on our planet and the communities we do business in is core to who we are as a company,” says Dirk Van de Put, Mondelez chairman and CEO. “Today, we’re producing snacks more sustainably, with less energy, water and waste; and sourcing our key ingredient in ways that reduce deforestation in our supply chain.”