The 2017 report also pointed out how the group has expanded its healthy lifestyle and nutrition programmes in at-risk communities and how it has supported the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
“Having a positive impact on our planet and the communities we do business in is core to who we are as a company,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and CEO, Mondelez International.
“We’re producing snacks more sustainably, with less energy, water and waste; and sourcing our key ingredients in ways that reduce deforestation in our supply chain. We’re empowering farmers and investing in community programs that help improve the well-being of children and their families.”
The report highlighted that Mondelez International has reduced its absolute emissions from manufacturing by 10% and reduced water use by 25% at locations where water is most scarce.
The firm has also eliminated 53,500 metric tonnes of packaging (achieving 80% of its 2020 goal) and it has also increased the reach of Cocoa Life, the company’s sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, which now reaches 120,500 farmers (up 31% compared to 2016) in 1,085 communities (up 26%).
On top of this, the company said it is also promoting sustainable practices in what production across Europe through its Harmony sustainable wheat programme and it was able to trace 96% of its palm oil back to the mill.
Additionally, the firm said it also grew its well-being brands at twice the rate of its base portfolio and it also allocated more than US$£5mn to healthy lifestyle community partnerships.